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Yale University's increase in United Way donors featured in Yale News

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Yale News

Yale University faculty and staff once again showed their support for the New Haven community through increased participation in United Way of Greater New Haven’s “Give Every Child a Chance” campaign.

Yale’s workforce has long been among the region’s most generous when it comes to supporting United Way’s work — and that tradition continued during the 2013-2014 campaign, which raised more than $1.18 million.

WorkPath Fund featured in New Haven Independent

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New Haven Independent

You’ve been offered a job but you need to buy a uniform in order to start.  Or you need to pay the deposit to secure child care.  Or you need to get your car fixed so you have reliable transportation to get you to work.

These are among the barriers that keep people from being able to find and keep a job.

A new initiative called The WorkPath Fund is designed to offer Connecticut parents with dependent children a solution: a small grant to cover basic job-related costs to help overcome these and other similar barriers to employment.

2-1-1 storm resources featured in New Haven Independent

With Winter Storm Hercules heading into Connecticut, bringing frigid temperatures with it, the United Way 2-1-1 info line and website offer up-to-date information on preparing for the storm.

Resources can be found by dialing 2-1-1 toll-free or visiting 211ct.org. 2-1-1 provides 24-hour information, resources and referrals for those in need, including a listing of overnight shelters, warming centers and other storm-related resources.

Jack Healy: This Season Give The Gift of Hope

This originally appeared in the New Haven Register Dec. 12, 2013. 

For many families, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is a period of reflection. It’s a time to be grateful for your loved ones, for good friends, for whatever it is that gives us joy.

It is also a time when we think about others who may not be so lucky, and what we can do to make a difference.

Kindergarten Canvass in New Haven Register

Teachers, administrators, parents, community members and children mingled around the new East Rock School cafeteria Saturday, excited to see one another after a few months of summer vacation.

This wasn’t the first day of school.

It was the kickoff for the first of three rounds of the Kindergarten Canvass. Soon, the teachers, administrators, parents, community members and children would fan out across the city to welcome new kindergarten students to the New Haven Public School system.

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