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200 volunteers visit incoming New Haven kindergartners, parents

Date Published: 
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Source: 
New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> An army of volunteers, along with teachers and administrators from the city’s public schools, took to streets and neighborhoods Saturday to reach out to this year’s incoming class of kindergartners.

About 200 volunteers went door to door as part of the city’s fifth annual Kindergarten Canvass.

Created: August 17, 2015 - 10:58am
-- Updated: August 17, 2015 - 10:58am

Cats-In-Hats Bring Fun-In-A-Box To Strong School

Date Published: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Source: 
New Haven Independent

The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So they brought Seuss to Strong School this cold, cold Monday.

The United Way’s Boost! program coordinated Seussical celebrations along with the city to honor the author’s 111th birthday and highlight the importance of reading at three Boost! schools this week, including Strong School, Clinton Avenue and Lincoln-Bassett. ...

Created: March 3, 2015 - 3:13pm
-- Updated: March 3, 2015 - 3:25pm

Congress Turning Its Back on Hard-Hit Workers

Date Published: 
Friday, February 20, 2015
Source: 
New Haven Register

The news is not good for Connecticut’s working class, at least where Washington is concerned. There is little that this Congress can be expected to deliver for the 40 percent of the Greater New Haven population who work hard, yet don’t quite make enough money to pay their bills.

Created: February 20, 2015 - 5:03pm
-- Updated: March 11, 2015 - 12:34pm

New Haven Pushing to End Homelessness

Date Published: 
Friday, December 19, 2014
Source: 
WTNH

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– New Haven officials are coming to the end of their 100 day challenge to end homelessness, just in time for the holiday season.

One-hundred seventeen formerly homeless people will now be able to celebrate the New Year with a roof over their heads, in a place they can call their own. Another 89 people have the documents they need and are ready to be housed very soon.

Created: December 19, 2014 - 12:53pm
-- Updated: February 2, 2015 - 2:35pm

Greater New Haven's "Challenge to End Homelessness" Looks ahead

Date Published: 
Friday, December 19, 2014
Source: 
New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> The coalition that crushed the 100-Day Challenge to End Homelessness in Greater New Haven has set an even bigger goal.

During Thursday’s celebration to mark the fact that 117 formerly homeless people will be celebrating New Year’s Eve in their own homes, Columbus House Executive Director Alison Cunningham announced that the team is vowing to permanently put a stop to the problem in Greater New Haven.

“By 2016, New Haven will be able to stand up and say we’ve ended chronic homelessness,” she said.

Read more ...

Created: December 19, 2014 - 11:59am
-- Updated: December 19, 2014 - 11:59am

It's a Wrap

Date Published: 
Friday, December 19, 2014
Source: 
New Haven Independent

Coverage of the "From Homeless to Housed By 2016" event with Cong. DeLauro, Sen. Blumenthal and sen. Murphy.

Created: December 19, 2014 - 11:49am
-- Updated: December 19, 2014 - 11:49am

58% of City Households Fail to Make Ends Meet

Date Published: 
Monday, November 17, 2014
Source: 
New Haven Independent

You know ALICE. ALICE prepares your food at your favorite restaurant and then brings it out to your table. ALICE cleans your kid’s school and occasionally your house.

ALICE isn’t a person, but all the people who help make your life a little better even if their jobs never make their lives better, or help them get a peek at the American Dream.

Created: November 17, 2014 - 1:47pm
-- Updated: November 17, 2014 - 4:08pm

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