CollegeCorps Volunteers

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This fall, New Haven Promise is going door to door with New Haven Public Schools, the City of New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven. Together, we are working to ensure that parents and guardians have the tools they need to help their students succeed.

On Saturday, Sept. 15 we’ll knock on doors in the Dixwell, Newhallville and Beaver Hills neighborhoods to spread the word about New Haven Promise and Parent University, a day-long series of free workshops for parents launching on Saturday, Nov. 3rd.

On Saturday, October 13, we’ll go out again to talk about New Haven Promise and Boost!, our collective effort to provide supports and services young people need outside of the classroom to ensure success in the classroom.

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In August, we knocked on doors of incoming kindergarten students.

New Haven Promise’s door-knocking campaign started in the summer of 2011. Our CollegeCorps volunteers went door-to-door in City neighborhoods to speak with families about New Haven Promise and how a Promise scholarship can help pay for college.

That year, our volunteers knocked on 500 doors and handed out “parent kits,” booklets with tips and suggestions designed to empower parents and guardians to be more involved in their child’s education and make sure their children are on the path to success. Check out our full resource guide for parents and guardians.