Youth

All Our Kin

All Our Kin partners with home-based childcare providers to deliver Early Head Start services to eligible infants and toddlers, who receive free, high-quality child care and comprehensive wraparound support for both the children and their families. The Fellow would work to strengthen and support All Our Kin’s family partnership initiatives (event-planning, recruitment, case management supports, enrollment, and more)–all while centering equity, inclusion, and justice.

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Agency website: allourkin.org


Common Ground High School, Urban Farm, and Enviromnental Education Center

Common Ground is a center for learning and leadership, inviting people across ages and identities to connect to their urban environment, build community, grow into their full potential, and contribute to a just and sustainable world. 

Placement 1: Development and Community Events-the Fellow will work to help Common Ground’s long-term sustainability through supporting two major community events called Feast from the Fields and Feast for Fams.

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Placement 2: Green Jobs Corps Farm Crew-the Fellow will co-lead a crew of Green Jobs Corps (GJC) members working on Common Ground’s urban farm, and support leadership and workforce development activities for youth in the GJC program. 

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Placement 3: Summer Camp-the Fellow will participate in direct service with children as they cook with food from the farm, enjoy campfires, build forts, hike, wade in streams, and play in nature. 

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Agency website: commongroundct.org


Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL)

CfAL works to increase youth and adult knowledge and use of technology, preparing them for success in both school and career in a constantly changing digital society.  The Fellow work directly with the executive staff to provide general operating support, as well as youth and adult programming support.

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Agency website: www.cfalct.org


Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT)

ConnCAT inspires, motivates, and prepares youth and adults for educational and career advancement through after-school arts, and job training programming.  The Fellow will work in a fast-paced program coordinating summer programming, scheduling and activities, and working with over 30+ youth, youth workers, and asssting instructors in different capacities.  

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Agency website: conncat.org


CT Yankee Council

The CT Yankee Council serves others by helping to instill values in young people, and prepares them to make ethical choices over their lifetime. The program also provides leadership opportunities for all youth through quality programs; mentoring from trained adult volunteers; ongoing learning and personal development; and engages partners in urban and rural communities nationwide to ensure that culturally diverse youth of all backgrounds and genders have the opportunity to join its scouting program.  The Fellow will prepare a program analysis that will help grow and improve its summer STEM program and assist with development/fundraising.

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Agency website: ctyankee.org


Discovering Amistad

Discovering Amistad  utilizes the story of the Amistad Uprising and the replica ship as a floating classroom to advance racial and social justice through a multitiered educational experience.  The Fellow will co-facilitate Amistad educational and leadership classes for middle and high school students, and will also support marketing, coordination, and operational duties.

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Agency website: discoveringamistad.org


Friends Center for Children

Friends Center for Children is an early childhood education center providing year-round, full-time care for children in New Haven ages 3 months to 5 years.  Friends Center advances racial equity in New Haven by offering high-quality care to families that do not and would not otherwise have access through its Sliding Scale Tuition Program.  The Fellow develop an economic sustainability plan for the center; create a shared service model for supporting operational costs of New Haven’s early care and education programs; and if the Build Back Better Plan passes, the Fellow may be asked to  provide an analysis of how the plan will impact the Center.  

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Agency website: friendscenterforchildren.org


Great Science For All

Great Science For All provides science educational opportunities to children living at or below the poverty level in New Haven. The Fellow will be help run an innovative I-STEM center at a local transitional housing facility.

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Agency website: greatscienceforall.org


Helping Our People to Excel, Inc. (H.O.P.E.)

H.O.P.E.’s mission is to provide opportunities for men, women and children to become strong individuals, strong families, and strong communities. The organization encourages, trains, and assists members of the community of all ages, races, and religions in order to achieve excellence in all areas of their lives, through education, guidance, positive reinforcement and investing in the community.  The Fellow will help launch its 7ClapSalute mentoring program for boys and young men.

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Agency website: hopeforthecommunity.org


Horizons at Foote School

Horizons at Foote School is an academic and enrichment program dedicated to creating opportunities for New Haven Public School students from low-income families by providing a joyful, safe, inspiring learning environment, and empowering students to thrive in school and engage in an ever-changing world. The Fellow would work with a Horizons at Foote School teacher in support of approximately sixteen students during a six-week summer academic and enrichment program to assist and lead small group activities, and work with students on skill development and additional classroom needs.

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Agency website: horizonsatfoote.org

Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS)

Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Servcies (IRIS) empowers refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and integrate in their communities by providing furnished housing, good, clothing, help starting jobs, and case management.  IRIS also offers English-language classes; youth programs, legal assistance to help refugees apply for green cards and citizenship and to reunite with family members; healthcare coordination; and programs to promote emotional wellness. The Fellow will assist with the development and implementation of the 2022 IRIS Summer Learning Program.   

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Agency website: irisct.org


Kiyama Movement

The Kiyama Movement is a self-improvement organization developed to support young Black males.  The Fellow will work with youth to develop a sustainable peer-based social circle and advisor/adult cabinet. 

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Agency website: kiyamamovement.com


Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership

Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP) develops the strengths and talents of young leaders who create and implement year-round, community- and school-based programming designed to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for children living in high poverty urban neighborhoods.  There are three Fellowship opportunities at LEAP: in the Development department; in the programs department; and in the Curriculum and Training department.

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Agency website: leapforkids.org


New Haven Promise

To. Through.  And back.  The mission of New Haven Promise is to build a culture in the public schools in which students aspire to attend and graduate from college; to provide financial incentives and support for those students; and to facilitate their return to live, work and serve in the greater New Haven community.  The Fellow will research, design, and pilot an inclusive growth series for a cohort of New Haven Promise Scholars and Alumni.

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Agency website: newhavenpromise.org

New Haven Reads

New Haven Reads increases the literacy skills of children to empower their academic success, providing individually tailored one-on-one after-school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants. Free books are provided to social service agencies, homeless shelters, teachers, and other community programs. In addition to various administrative tasks and creative projects, the Fellow will develop relationships with the program’s students through the provision of literacy tutoring and the implementation of summer clubs.

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Agency website: newhavenreads.org

Saint Martin de Porres Academy

Intentionally named after St. Martin de Porres, the first Black saint and the patron saint of social justice, the academy’s mission is one of social justice: to break the generational cycle of poverty through education and opportunity. Saint Martin de Porres Academy is a faith-based, NativityMiguel middle school that provides a tuition-free, extended-day education for underserved girls and boys from low-income families in the New Haven area. 

Placement 1: The Fellow will support the Curriculum Coordinator and the NEASC Chair as the academy prepares for its ten-year accreditation.

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Placement 2: The Fellow will meet individually with rising high school seniors and their families to assist them with the college selection, application, and financial aid process.

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Agency website: saintmartinacademy.org


Squash Haven

Squash Haven provides individually directed academic enrichment, squash instruction, and college preparation and placement to New Haven public school students in fifth grade through college.  Through intensive tuition-free academic and squash sessions at Yale, Squash Haven supports New Haven youth to achieve school success, physical wellness and to forge a path through higher education to engaged citizenship.  The Fellow will teach three to four literacy blocks or academic elective sessions per day and will lead one to two major administrative projects. The Fellow will also play an active role in the organization’s small staff and comprehensive programming.

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Agency website: squashhaven.org

Yale Pathways to Science Summer Scholars Program

Over the past decade, Pathways has offered New Haven Public School students year-round access to free out-of-school programs that engage them with STEM and Arts and Humanities learning. These programs, which emphasize student engagement and hands-on learning, are designed to: increase students’ interest in STEM and the Arts/Humanities fields; connect students with leading experts in these fields; and positively influence students’ perception of their own ability to succeed in college and future careers.  Each summer, the Pathways to Science Summer Scholars and Pathways to Arts and Humanities Summer Scholars extend and enrich academic-year programming, giving 200 New Haven high school students the opportunity to delve deeper into areas in which they have become interested.  The Fellow will join a team of Yale Pathways to Science staff, faculty, and graduate students to plan, prepare, implement, and evaluate the Pathways to Science Summer Scholars Program, a tuition-free STEM enrichment summer program for local New Haven high school students. The Fellow would be a thought partner in developing program structure, managing day-to-day logistics, and evaluating program effectiveness.

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Agency website: yale.edu/scienceoutreach


Youth Entrepreneurs

Youth Entrepreneurs aims to provide entrepreneurship, leadership, and college prep programs to strengthen and empower youth and adults in underserved communities as they contribute to the economies that support them. Youth Entrepreneurs prioritize serving the marginalized underserved who face persistent and significant barriers because of structural racism and sexism.  The Fellow will serve as Site Director for Youth Entrepreneurs’ residential/day summer enrichment program.

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Agency website: youthentrepreneursct.com