WTNH: Saying thank you for New Haven Promise

The New Haven Promise feature on WTNH can be seen by clicking here.

The New Haven Promise feature on WTNH can be seen by clicking here.


Jeff Valin, WTNH:

The New Haven Promise program is designed to help more students achieve the dream of a college education.

Now, one of the first students to benefit from the program is sharing his story with young people at his former school.

A young man full of promise, successful in part because of New Haven Promise : 19-year-old Jordy Padilla has come a long way since coming to the U.S. from Ecuador when he was just seven.

“In my case, I was undocumented, plus, it was hard,” said Padilla.

He earned a New Haven Promise scholarship as part of its inaugural class in 2011.

Continue reading at WNTH.com

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