In 2010 we did something that hadn’t been done before in Connecticut. We launched New Haven Promise, a visionary scholarship and support program for New Haven public school students. In 2013, we launched the first-of-its-kind competitive Promise scholarship: Passport to Promise.
The question that has been presented to me the most since I took over as the Executive Director of New Haven Promise has been — “But what about the others who don’t quite qualify?”
I’ve heard it and I’ve felt it. But until today, I couldn’t really answer it with satisfaction.
Promise has seen significant increases in Promise Scholarship applicants across New Haven and New Haven high schools. Promise has 486 applicants this year, up 38% from 2012. Check out all the promising numbers.