Connecticut 2-1-1's information hotline has long served as a resource for people needing urgent referrals and crisis intervention, but this summer it's also having a little more fun - connecting residents to farmers' markets and youth activities in their area.
I had an opportunity to see the Magnolia Pictures film “A Place at the Table” this week at the United Way Women’s Initiative event. I was profoundly impacted by this film that walked us through the lives of our neighbors, our friends, co-workers and perhaps even family members who struggle daily with the burden of knowing they do not have the means to provide food for their families. Food. I found myself saying over and over again “Of all the things in life to struggle over, why is food even a factor today?”
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo on June 6 celebrated the record-breaking success of the New Haven Municipal and Education Campaign. The campaign raises money for United Way of Greater New Haven, the United Negro College Fund and Community Health Charities through workplace giving.
The 2012 campaign raised $86,948, an increase of 27 percent from 2011. The increased generosity came from workers throughout city government. The achievement was recognized during a ceremony at Wexler-Grant Community School this afternoon.