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WorkPath Fund featured in New Haven Independent

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 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.

New Haven Register coverage of April's Parent University New Haven

Local parent Kimberly Streater was among the hundreds of parents who attended the New Haven Public Schools’ Parent University Saturday.

Streater attended a workshop on dealing with bullying, as she said some of her children have been victimized. According to Streater, when a student threatened to punch her daughter, school administration stepped in to address it right away, and there were no more incidents.

What it means to 'Live United:' A New Haven Register Op-ed by Jack Healy

A few years ago, United Way adopted the motto “Live United.” It’s our call to action: We are a stronger community when we work together for the benefit of all.
It isn’t often these days that you hear this ideal espoused by our political leaders. So, I was particularly pleased when I stayed up late Election Night to hear the president’s speech.
It had been a long night and President Barack Obama took the stage at well past 1 a.m. Nonetheless, my ears perked up about midway through.


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