Inspiration Monday Stories

Inspiration Monday Stories

The following stories were created by The Community Foundation to highlight local nonprofits and the impact they have throughout  Greater New Haven. The stories are posted and shared online each Monday afternoon. 

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Promising Scholars Fund Scholarship Honors First African-American PhD

Feb 23, 2018
The Edward A. Bouchet Promising Scholars scholarship supports the next generation of Black leaders. Read More »

Raising the Bar

Feb 16, 2018
Booker T. Washington Academy was launched four years ago with a mission to create a high-achieving school for children from disadvantaged neighborhoods. The results are showing. Read More »

She Gave Her House To Help the Poor

Feb 09, 2018
Donation by 19th-Century African American Seamstress and Anti-Slavery Activist creates a home for poor women that continues today. Read More »

New Haven Black History: Mary Goodman's Gift

Feb 02, 2018
In 1872, the first gift to Yale University by a person of color was made by an African American businesswoman who had been born into slavery. Read More »

Legal Work Donated for the Public Good

Jan 29, 2018
In 2016, the Pro Bono Partnership worked for 34 nonprofits in Greater New Haven, donating more than 1,000 hours of legal services valued at more than $400,000. Read More »

An inside look at life on parole

Dec 18, 2017
A national campaign to change the conditions of people coming home from prison is kicking off at the New Haven Free Public Library with a screening and discussion of the PBS/Fronline documentary, “Life o n Parole.” Read More »

Learning to Cook - For Work and Life

Dec 11, 2017
The Connection offers cooking classes at the Roger Sherman halfway house. Read More »

Giving Locally on #GivingTuesday

Nov 27, 2017
The Community Foundation encourages our community to give locally as we prepare to celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on November 28th. Read More »

Weekend Food Program Comes to New Haven School

Nov 20, 2017
Aid for Orphans Relief Foundation ensures that New Haven schoolchildren who were at risk of going hungry during weekends are now taking home backpacks filled with grocery staples. Read More »

Food for the Homebound

Nov 13, 2017
FISH of Greater New Haven, which delivers fresh food to the homebound, strengthened the safety net for local veterans this past year through a new partnership with the Veteran’s Administration of West Haven. Read More »


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