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. 

History Lives at Fort Nathan Hale »


Fort Nathan Hale is a unique city park that keeps history alive through the work of a longtime corps of local volunteers.

Derby Daycare Puts the Focus on Play »


Derby Daycare Center was founded in 1972 in order to give working parents an affordable option for high quality childcare and early education.

Green Jobs Teach Life Skills »


Young people working in Solar Youth’s Green Jobs program are not only earning money to work outside and beautify neighborhoods around New Haven. They are also developing valuable skills that will help them professionally and in life.

Access to Lifesaving Healthcare »


A recent immigrant receives lifesaving treatment through Project Access.

Dr. Malek's Journey »


Dr. Dut Malek is a veterinarian who is building a loyal following among pet owners who praise his calm and welcoming manner. He’s also a refugee from one of the most violent places on earth.

More than a meal »


Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen provides hot meals as well as connections to vital services.

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.

Transforming Youth Justice »


Professionals working with youth use the latest research and education to reform the way young people and families are treated throughout the juvenile justice system.

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.

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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