New Haven Promise Gets Shout Out At The White House


Jim Shelton of the New Haven Register reported Thursday evening:

The New Haven Promise scholarship program got a national shout-out Thursday at a White House summit on expanding college opportunities to lower income students.

Yale University President Peter Salovey and dozens of other college presidents, civic leaders and education advocates accepted President Barack Obama’s call to action on the issue at a daylong conference. Yale was one of 100 colleges and 40 other organizations that agreed to new measures for identifying potential college students, helping them through the application process and assisting them in the adjustment to college life.

“I am so proud that Yale and New Haven and the New Haven Promise effort were singled out, and I am delighted to report that there was a high level of interest in what we are doing here in New Haven,” Salovey said, as the summit concluded. “If we can be a model for other universities and public school systems in developing innovative programs and pathways to educational achievement, I’m all for it.”

In the afternoon session, educators mentioned the New Haven Promise scholarship program as a successful example for bringing more families to higher education.

New Haven Promise is funded by Yale University, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Wells Fargo.

7 thoughts on “New Haven Promise Gets Shout Out At The White House

  1. The new haven promise shouldn’t dictate where the kids go to school as long as the child is a new haven resident my daughter is a new haven resident and because she went to school outta state she couldn’t receive no funding from new haven not even a book voucher and that is sad I’m struggling to keep her in school and I’m a single parent of three and I as denied the parent plus loan so I’m paying outta pocket and it’s a lot of money

  2. New Haven Promise is a wonderful program and if folks choose not to accept it, they can do that. I hope that similarly-situated parents read the above comment and recognize that this program is intended to make college a reality by reducing needless expense. And not taking advantage of the program can be a horrible long-term choice for parents and students. Choose wisely.

  3. To whom it may concern, I have a daughter who is a senior in the new haven school ( Co-op) an my daughter is very interested in going to college to further her education . Unfortunately we live in Branford but don’t live in New Haven and she’s not able to get the exact help as the child next to her! I really can’t afford college bad health have been fighting for social security for 4 yrs. my wife’s a juvenile diabetic for over38 years do to complications she’s in able to work. She does receive S S I which doesn’t even pay my rent . So were living in poverity but I guess wrong town!!!does any one know of where we can get help with schooling costs ?? Please help need advice . Sincerely Frank Calello

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