New Haven is a food city. The city's enthusiasm for diverse eating and community gardens is coupled with activism to see that all people have enough quality food to eat. Amy Casavina Hall, senior director of Income and Health Initiatives at United Way, talks with Tagan Engel, Chair of the New Haven Food Policy Council, about food systems in New Haven. Some of what they talk about will be surprising: While there have been significant advances in providing access to healthy, nutritious food in New Haven, Tagan reports that one major challenge is that "we have many generations of people who have lost cooking knowledge" after many generations of families have been eating mac and cheese out of a box. They discuss this challenge and others that low income famillies face in accessing heathly food and describe current initatives designed to help.
Amy Casavina Hall, Senior Director of Income and Health Initiatives, talks about what is happening in Greater New Haven related to housing. She discusses housing affordability and homeless in Connecticut and how widespread the issues are in our region. The conversation includes the origins of individual and family homelessness and the pipeline of challenges and services that people encounter when they need help.
A conversation with Metropolitan Business Academy Principal Judith Puglisi and Assistant Principal James Moseley about how the school has changed and embraced the Boost! model.
In this podcast Jennifer speaks about the Boost! partnership and how parents/community members can get involved. United Way of Greater New Haven, New Haven Public Schools and The City of New Haven created Boost! to ensure that every young person has the support and services he or she needs to succeed.
In this podcast Abby shares her experience with the Boost! partnership. United Way of Greater New Haven, New Haven Public Schools and The City of New Haven created Boost! to ensure that every young person has the support and services he or she needs to succeed.
In this podcast Robert, Production Supervisor at Covidien, talks about his experience with the production and community benefits of Covidien's "Get Fit Kits" that are distributed through United Way's Boost! program.
In this brief interview Melissa VanTine speaks about her aspirations for the community and some ideas to help generate donations.
Bill Graustein tells his story about a successful community program that he created and his ideas for generating community involvement.
Mary Lou Aleskie explains her passion to teach the youth how to think and solve problems with creativity through a festival that takes place annually in June.
JR- Hello and welcome to another community voices podcast.
JR- Would you like to introduce yourself?
Kevin Ewing- My name is Kevin Ewing, I'm a community organizer in new haven, the organizer for a project called our initiative of the community foundation for greater new haven called the neighborhoods of choice initiative and I'm also president of the president of the West River Neighborhood Services Corporation
JR- Can you tell me about what those organizations do or what an average person would need to know about it?