COMMUNITY LIFE
Local refugee organizations resettle a historic number of Afghan refugees

New Haven’s refugee resettlement agency, IRIS, has resettled 475 Afghan refugees since October — the most in the agency’s history.

Humans of New Haven: Lana Sicilia takes back the stage

In her path to recovery from abuse and trauma, Lana Sicilia rediscovered herself and her love for the arts during the pandemic.

Claire’s Cornercopia works with Yale organizations to empower local women and at-risk youth

The restaurant continues a long history of community engagement through collaborations with Smart Women’s Securities at Yale and the Yale Child Study Center.

aapiNHV plans events to celebrate AAPI history month

As aapiNHV expands its membership in New Haven, the organization is planning on hosting three events to celebrate AAPI heritage month and bring the AAPI New Haven community closer together.

“Joy and liberation”: Proyecto Cimarrón celebrates Puerto Rican heritage through bomba

Proyecto Cimarrón, a New Haven arts group, seeks to embrace and strengthen their Puerto Rican roots through song and dance.

Taqueria Tlaxcala: The Mexican food truck at Yale  

Family-owned Mexican food truck located is loved by Yale students

Humans of New Haven: Lifelong friends serving up cappuccinos, mochas out of a bus

Owned by two seasoned coffee experts, the Jitter Bus celebrates the simplicity of classic beverages while embracing the dynamics of current culture.

Rock to Rock gears up for 14th annual Earth Day ride

The organization has raised over $120,000 across 21 partner organizations for its Saturday event.

Wooster Square sees thousands attend 47th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

When residents arrived in Wooster Square on Sunday afternoon for the city’s 47th annual Cherry Blossom Festival, they saw very little pink. Most of the […]

Local organizations come together to honor park designer and writer Donald Grant Mitchell

Eight different organizations are hosting events to honor the Yalie, who remained in New Haven and designed prolific parks such as Edgewood and East Rock.

Local brand Gorilla Lemonade off to a strong start

Two community leaders’ lemonade brand, Gorilla Lemonade, has been a hit in local stores, and now they are trying to bring it to Yale.