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. 

Advocating for Juvenile Justice »


Black and Latino youth are over-represented in the juvenile justice system. The Center for Children’s Advocacy's work is tackling the disparities.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra turns 125 »


A community-driven mission dates back to the founding of NHSO.

From the Start: New Haven Promise and The Promise of A Brighter Future »


New Haven Promise, launched in 2010, now provides nearly $4 million annually in scholarships to graduates of New Haven Public Schools.

Building Talent for the Digital Revolution »


Just a few years ago, Max Johnson was living out of his car after working a series of dead-end jobs. Today he codes software for a New York City tech company. The opportunity he now has, he says, “is a miracle.”

Creating community through baseball »


Walter “Pop” Smith Little League brings together children and families.

From the Start: Neighborhood Civics in Action »


Evolving over the years, the neighborhood program has held onto one core element: helping residents improve their community.

Island Preserved for Future Generations »


Elizabeth Hird created the Outer Island Education and Research Fund in 2003 to ensure protection of the island’s natural resources and to enable continued access to the island for educational and research activities.

A Parklet Grows in Fair Haven »


The Urban Canopy Parklet provides seating, shade, and community on Grand Ave. in Fairhaven.

"One City" Enlivens New Haven »


A series of free and affordable adventures happening in every New Haven neighborhood this summer kicks off this Thursday

Arts and Ideas Celebrates Immigrants »


Immigrants are taking center stage at the Arts and Ideas Festival.

How can we help?

Matt Higbee

Research and Communications Officer 203-777-7093 Email Matt


70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510



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