Final Push For Service Hours

If there are New Haven Promise applicants who have yet to fulfill the Community Service requirement of 40 hours for the Promise Scholarship, time is running out. While it is up to the applicants to ensure that they’ve met the standards of eligibility through their school’s guidance counselor, Promise has some information that can help.

Below is a list of organizations which are actively interested in volunteers. If students have their own volunteer site, they need approval from their counselor before performing and documenting those hours. If there are any questions or concerns, contact the Promise office immediately at (203) 776-6473 ext. 0072 or email Jorgieliz Casanova.


New Haven Promise
ContactJorgieliz Casanova (click name for email). Details — Assisting with event set-up and possible speaking opportunities for recruitment and tabling.

Arts & Ideas Festival
Contact — Caitlyn Knoll (195 Church Street, 12th Floor). Phone (203) 498-3768. Email. Details — Set-up, navigation assistance, flyers distribution, event break down. Visit online volunteer site here.

Urban Resources Initiative
Contact — Coordinator by neighborhood (email). Details — Please apply online! Tasks included, environment-oriented help, planting and clean up.

United Way Live United
Contact — Jan McCray (email or phone 203-772-2010). Details — Please apply online! Duties vary by position and event.

Dwight Hall Details — On this web page you will find various opportunities from multiple volunteer-seeking organizations. Please take the initiative to contact someone soon.

New Haven Works
ContactJorgieliz Casanova (click name for email). Details — LIMITED SPACE! Tuesdays/Thursdays 1 PM-5 PM. You will be assisting with resume typing in Computer Labs. Some on the staff are also seeking assistance.

Yale Peabody Museum
ContactJorgieliz Casanova (click name for email). Details — Limited space. 5-10 hours only.

Boys & Girls Club of New Haven
ContactJorgieliz Casanova (click name for email). Details — Limited space. Monday-Friday 3-6 pm. Tutoring & homework help for kids. Must attend orientation.

New Haven Family Alliance
ContactJorgieliz Casanova (click name for email). Details — Various positions and duties.

The Diaper Bank
ContactJanet Stolfi Alfano (click name for email). Details — This opportunity — scheduled at the North Haven Warehouse on June 14 from 9 am to 2 pm — is limited to 10 students, who will be counting, sorting and repackaging diapers.

New Haven Food Policy Council
ContactBilly Bromage (click name for email). Sign up to volunteer here. Details — Canvassing and door-knocking for the Council on June 14.

CT Students for a DREAM
ContactCarolina Bortolleto (click name for email). Details — C4D Database Manager positions, C4D Campus Organizers positions, College Access Workshop Presenter(s). TRAINING IS AVAILABLE.

4 thoughts on “Final Push For Service Hours

  1. Need to know more about the 40 hr volunteer service when should it be done?
    Sophomore/Junior/Senior Year.
    Do you know of any paying jobs for a 14 “A” student Wilbur Cross.
    He filled out his application and hasn’t here from anyone.

    Calling forget about it?
    what should be his next step?

    • Dear Mr. Omarr Braggs,

      The hours can be completed at year in high school, most students go over this as a requirement from the high school like New Haven Academy and Metropolitan Business Academy.
      As for employment the only one I can currently think of it the New Haven Family Alliance, but their application deadline has passed. It is usually found in the city’s website under the Youth Department,

      Jorgieliz Casanova
      Program Assistant, New Haven Promise

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