A New Haven Celebration

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Amid a lineup of high-profile dignitaries speaking at the 2016 New Haven Promise Scholar Celebration, Southern Connecticut State University rising senior Jose Gutierrez may have made the biggest impression. Not only did he garner a standing ovation, he also drew … Continue reading

UConn Commits To New Haven Promise Scholars

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Students who enroll in UConn through the New Haven Promise program will soon receive $5,000 in extra scholarship money each year to help ensure that college is affordable and accessible to them. UConn President Susan Herbst announced Tuesday that UConn … Continue reading

Long-Time Friends To Share Legacy Award

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New Haven Promise’s Legacy Award — which was established last year — is now annually awarded to a Scholar who has recently graduated from college and has demonstrated a deep commitment to their studies, fellow Promise scholars and the City … Continue reading

Yale & New Haven Promise Announce Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

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Today, New Haven Promise Executive Director Patricia Melton will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for … Continue reading

“We Want You Back”

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Most of the members of the largest New Haven Promise cohort yet — 191 in all  — discovered a recurring theme at the high-energy fourth annual Scholar Celebration Thursday night at the Omni New Haven Hotel: “We want you back.” … Continue reading