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MUSIC CTNOW Joey Batts’ ‘Hip Hop for the Homeless’ concerts return live to seven cities in December

Hartford Courant

MUSIC CTNOW Joey Batts’ ‘Hip Hop for the Homeless’ concerts return live to seven cities in December

November 17, 2021

Local rapper and promoter Joey Batts is back with his “Hip Hop for the Homeless” benefit series — live and in person, in multiple cities, as it was always intended to be.

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David Yaccarino Gives Back to Veterans as Navy Helped Him Find His Path

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David Yaccarino Gives Back to Veterans as Navy Helped Him Find His Path

November 17, 2021

When David Yaccarino was young, he wasn’t sure what path he wanted to take in life. He decided to try to enlist in the Marines, but since he was not yet 18, he couldn’t. From there, David joined the U.S. Navy Reserves, which helped him build a foundation for the rest of his life.

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YouTube pizza enthusiast brings smiles to veterans down on their luck through Operation St. Nicholas

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YouTube pizza enthusiast brings smiles to veterans down on their luck through Operation St. Nicholas

November 11, 2021

A member of a local trio of pizza aficionados is bringing the holiday spirit to those in need and U.S. military veterans through an initiative called Operation St. Nicolas.

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Student to receive the Crisis Hero Award

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Student to receive the Crisis Hero Award

November 9, 2021

Quinnipiac medical student, Megan Leubner, has been selected to receive the Crisis Hero Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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Milford pizza celebrity raising money to give veterans in need a merrier Christmas

New Haven Register

Milford pizza celebrity raising money to give veterans in need a merrier Christmas

November 8, 2021

Frank Zabski is best known as one of the three “Pizza Gavones,” but this time of year along with critiquing the char on pizza crust, he’s raising money to help give veterans a better Christmas.

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Motel purchase among New Haven's plans for pandemic relief funds

New Haven Register Insider

Motel purchase among New Haven's plans for pandemic relief funds

October 10, 2021

The city plans to use $500,000 of its $122.1 million in federal pandemic recovery funds to help Columbus House buy the New Haven Village Suites extended-stay motel at 3 Long Wharf Drive to continue providing COVID-safe shelter for people experiencing homelessness. (paywall)

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Beginning the Journey in Medicine

Yale School of Medicine

Beginning the Journey in Medicine

September 24, 2021

A student shared that he was able to teach something to an attending; after learning, during iPro, about Columbus House—a non-profit that addresses the housing needs of individuals who are homeless in New Haven—he was able to share that information with the attending, who referred people to Columbus House, but had limited knowledge of its operations.

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Community Foundation launches program to train future nonprofit leaders of color

Yale Daily News

Community Foundation launches program to train future nonprofit leaders of color

September 14, 2021

After noticing an increased retirement rate among local nonprofit executives, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven launched an initiative to equip a diverse new generation of professionals with the tools they need to take the helm.

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Homeless shelters bracing for several disasters striking all at once over the next several months

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Homeless shelters bracing for several disasters striking all at once over the next several months

September 1, 2021

Homeless shelters are bracing for several disasters to strike all at once in the next few months. The weather will get colder, the economy could stay stagnant, the pandemic continues, and soon, the eviction moratorium could end.

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Your Advocacy Makes an Impact on Homelessness

Columbus House

Your Advocacy Makes an Impact on Homelessness

June 24, 2021

The 2021 Connecticut legislative session ended this month and the biennial 2022-23 Fiscal Year (FY) budget was approved. While the impact of the budget on Columbus House is unclear, two new funding lines and three signed bills offer hope.

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