Nurture Children & Youth

Nurture Children & Youth

When families, schools and communities take the view that children and youth are valued and respected assets to society, they necessarily support environments that nurture youth development. Children raised to embrace positive social values, to seek self-understanding, and to value their self-worth grow to become community-minded young adults with a sense of belonging and a belief in their resiliency. 


On the whole, Greater New Haven is a place of great opportunity for children and youth. Yet, challenges persist in some neighborhoods.

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Focusing on the Positive »


Youth-serving organizations and clubs in Greater New Haven deliver programs that follow a model of positive youth development.

Starting off right with early childhood education »


Before they enter kindergarten, children have already developed many of the basic brain connections that impact their ability to learn.

Fatherhood Involvement »


In Greater New Haven, fathers are coming together to overcome barriers and be involved in their children's lives.

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Street Outreach Workers Build Trust

The city launched the Street Outreach Worker Program in 2007 after homicides had climbed to the highest rate in a decade. A collaboration of the city’s community services administration, the police department, and New Haven Family Alliance, supported, in part, with multi-year investments totaling over $500,000 from The Community Foundation . Read More »

20 Years of Support for Area Youth

Program provides critical tools to organizations that serve our young people, enabling organizations to provide safe spaces for youth to grow, test their capabilities and contribute to their community. Read More »

Spreading Reading's Power in New Haven

This area nonprofit promotes literacy among youth through after-school and tutoring programs. Read More »

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Index Report

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is proud to have been a major funder of the 2016 Greater New Haven Community Index report compiled by DataHaven. 

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The report is based on federal and statewide data sources, including the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, which conducted live interviews with 16,219 randomly-selected adults throughout Connecticut in 2015. The survey provides information not otherwise available at a local level, such as respondents’ views on effectiveness of local government, financial security, access to resources and basic needs, transportation, and other social and economic issues.


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