Connecticut Suburban Poor "Lost in the Shadows," Report Says

Date Published: 
Friday, August 15, 2014
Hartford Courant

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston notes the increase in suburban poverty, and reaches out to United Way of Greater New Haven for our perspective.

"Our sense is that the number of people who are struggling financially has increased in the suburbs in several recent years," said Jennifer Heath, vice president at United Way of Greater New Haven. "They might not necessarily look like they're poor."

City launches “Youth Map” to catalog programs

Date Published: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Yale Daily News

The launch of the New Haven Youth Map puts the spotlight on a wealth of youth programs available to New Haven’s parents and students.

Yesterday evening, Ward 1 Alder Sarah Eidelson ’12 announced the release of the New Haven Youth Map, a database where parents can search for a variety of youth programming for their children. The website is the end result of a two-year project, on which the Board of Alders collaborated with the Board of Education, United Way and other service providers to consolidate the information in one user friendly website.

New Haven unveils updated Youth Map

Date Published: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
New Haven Register

The city unveiled the revamped New Haven Youth Map Wednesday, a tool that allows users to navigate all the activities and programs available for youths.

This kind of tool has been central to the goal of Boost! since it was first conceived five years ago. Boost! is the New Haven Public Schools/United Way/City partnership that connects city schools with existing community resources to deliver “bell-to-bell” and after-school support, resources and experiences  students need to succeed – in the classroom and the community.


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