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From the start, Yale New Haven Hospital has been deeply committed to New Haven Promise, which provides students incentives and resources to achieve a college degree.
Breylin Jones (pictured) — New Haven Promise scholarship recipient and graduate of Central Connecticut State University — is now a Talent Acquisition Sourcer for Yale New Haven Health.
Now it is doubling down on its commitment to the city’s youth with the announcement of a four-year, $2-million agreement to help even more city students prepare and make their college dreams a reality.
‘Caring beyond the bedside’ is core to the mission of Yale New Haven Hospital, which was recognized nationally last year with the Foster G. McGaw Prize, healthcare’s highest community service honor.
“Higher education makes for stronger communities and engaged citizens ready to tackle the future,” said Yale New Haven Health President & CEO Marna Borgstrom. “We believe in that future and the young people of this city who will shape it.”
The opportunity for an affordable education continues to grow in New Haven — with more than 1,000 Promise qualifiers in the last three years alone — which focuses more and more students in the field of healthcare and YNHH, the largest private employer in the State of Connecticut.
But YNHH’s generous grant has the opportunity to impact every city student, regardless of their interest or field of study.
“With this generous grant, Promise will be able to ensure expanded programming that will put even more New Haven public school students on track to earn a New Haven Promise scholarship,” said New Haven Promise President Patricia Melton.
“This commitment will ensure an ongoing vitality of the City of New Haven,” said Mayor Toni N. Harp. “At the onset of the Promise program, the hospital has provided key resources to build the culture of college-going that is now firmly rooted in the city. There are students who were guided as middle schoolers who are now completing their bachelor’s degrees.”
New Haven Promise — a college and career launch program for New Haven students with the motto, “To. Through. And Back.” — incentivizes students to attend in-state colleges and universities, supports them through academic and career resources and assists in their return to the city. New Haven Promise will have awarded $17 million to 1,900 New Haven students by the end of this school year.