New Haven Scholarship Fund Application Deadline Extended


Application Deadline has been extended to April 23, 2021


To be eligible to receive the NHSF scholarship, a student must:

1)  demonstrate academic potential (no GPA requirement)

2)  demonstrate family financial need -family income ceiling of $72,000 (extenuating family situations considered)

3)  be a New Haven resident

4) have attended a New Haven public high school, Eli  Whitney, Common Ground,  Highville or Amistad, since the beginning of senior year.

The student : 

     1. must complete the NHSF application;

     2. may then be asked to participate in an

         interview with a Director of the NHSF;

     3. and if selected, must attend the NHSF

         Award Ceremony in June to receive your award.*


1. A pdf copy of your high school transcript (ask your

   Guidance Counselor to email this to you.)

2. A pdf of the first 2 pages of your parent(s) 2019 1040 tax.

    If your parent(s) do not file, complete the "Alternative

    Income Verification Form"  

3. A pdf copy of your SAT scores    This website clearly

    shows how to get it:

    NOTE: If your college applications did not require the SAT,

              you don't have to submit scores.

TIP: There are free phone apps that scan and create pdfs

         If you have an iphone, google how to scan using Notes.

*COVID-19 NOTE: We may be conducting interviews over the phone this spring and be unable to hold an award ceremony.

​For the full site's information, please click this link:


Fair Haven High School – Principal position OPEN

Dear New Haven Public Schools Community,

I thought you would be interested in an employment opportunity at New Haven Public Schools. The position is Principal - 2021-22 SY at Fair Haven School. Please click the link below for more information about this vacancy.

JOB TITLE:  Principal

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Leadership

The principal will support the management structure that facilitates and welcomes the active participation of the entire school community. Working to ensure excellent outcomes for all students the ideal candidate will possess strong and collaborative leadership skills. Essential to the success in this role the principal will lead with an honest, transparent, and inclusive style that supports every student. Emphasis will be placed on following attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to value input from all stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in providing strong instructional leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and interact with all district school partners.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the benefits and challenges of schools.
  • Confident, accessible, and dedicated to inspiring excellence in others.
  • Demonstrated experience managing talent, overseeing organizational systems, and engaging families and community partners for equity and excellence.


  • Directs the overall management of the school including academic, co-curricular, and support programs through coordination of the administrative staff and Instructional Leaders, with accountability to Central Office administration, particularly to the Superintendent of Schools.
  • Directs long range planning processes that identify needs, implement appropriate plans, and assess results in order to develop a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Coordinates and completes all budgets within the school.  Prepares and submits the final budgetary request for the building, including projection of staffing needs, and monitors the expenditure of all funds.
  • Develops programs and activities that enhance communication and encourage meaningful involvement by staff, students, parents, and the community in the affairs of the school.
  • Evaluates selected teachers in compliance with the New Haven Public Schools Teacher Evaluation.
  • Makes final decisions on all staffing recommendations within the school.
  • Supervises and evaluates all full-time administrative staff assigned to the building.
  • Develop programs to orient staff to the school, as well as to specific required skills in instructional methodologies and school procedures.
  • Recommends termination of employees when necessary, assembling appropriate substantiating information, and arranging any necessary conferences and hearings.
  • Supervises departments by working closely with instructional leaders on curriculum, schedules, budget, teaching assignments, and all issues related to departmental management.
  • Attends Board of Education meetings and participates as requested by the Superintendent.
  • Keeps informed on current trends, practices, and research in education by advanced study, visiting school systems elsewhere, attending conferences, and other appropriate means.
  • Establishes and maintains favorable relationships with students, parents, and community groups to foster understanding and solicit support for overall objectives and programs.
  • In consultation with the Superintendent, establishes annual action goals on a clearly defined priority basis, prepares strategies for achieving those goals, and develops criteria for evaluating the accomplishments of the established goals.
  • Accepts additional assignments in the role of principal as directed by the Superintendent of Schools.


Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree and at least seven (7) years of successful experience in a leadership position in a school system, including significant experience in education. Candidates should also be able to provide evidence of successful experience that demonstrates:

  • The Intermediate Administrator or Supervisor Certification (092); either already holding that certification, or hold a comparable certification with the ability to secure the appropriate Connecticut certification.
  • At least 7 years of experience in education, reflecting successful teaching, and successful school or program leadership, preferably in an urban district.
  • Demonstrated achievement as an educational leader, including specific evidence of improvement in student learning as a result of the candidate’s leadership.
  • Effective management and leadership of adults, including in coaching, evaluation, and team-building among a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical models and strategies to improve instructional delivery; ability to design, deliver, and support high quality professional learning for teachers and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and cross-organizationally to accomplish integrated projects.
  • Outstanding problem-solving and policy design skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to get along with a diverse group of co-workers and other stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Established by the Board of Education

SALARY GROUP:  Principal (12 months) Local 18 (SAA)

EVALUATION: Performance evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board of Education’s policy on evaluation of administrative/supervisory personnel.

  • All candidates must upload requested documents, including:  cover letter, current resume, all college/university transcripts, and three (3) letters of professional reference that were prepared within the last three years.
  • For internal candidates, one of the three letters of reference is required to be from your current Principal and/or Assistant Superintendent.

April 1st: COVID vaccination pop-up clinic at Immanuel Baptist Church

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Yale New Haven is partnering with Immanuel Baptist Church on Chapel and Day Street to conduct a COVID-19 vaccination clinic., and the goal is to make the vaccination as accessible as possible to residents in the neighborhood.

Location:      Immanuel Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel Street (at the corner of Chapel and Day Streets)

                        Parking lot on Day Street

                        CT Transit busses stop nearby

Date:              Thursday, April 1st

Time:             9:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • The vaccine is offered at no cost
  • You can get vaccinated if you are 45 years old or older
  • An appointment is necessary; see the attached flyer for information.  Please note:  You can make an appointment by phone in your preferred language.

Below are videos were made by Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and  Enrique Sánchez-Rivera (Augmented Island Studios) crafted to share information on the vaccine:





Certified Firefighter/EMT-B Job Available

The Town of West Hartford Announces an Open Competitive Examination For the Position of





This is general duty fire prevention, fire protection, and firefighting work in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires, doing rescue work and providing emergency medical care in cases of emergency. Assist in the maintenance of equipment, stations, and apparatus. The Firefighter works under the general supervision of a company officer.



The open and continuous recruitment process is designed to allow properly certified firefighter/EMTs to apply to work for the Town and be hired whenever there are vacancies with the Fire Department. For the purposes of this posting, certified means that the candidate must have attended and passed the CT Fire Academy’s Recruit Firefighter program or a comparable full-time recruit program.

This process is only for applicants who are currently certified firefighter/EMTs. Applicants who do not possess both firefighter certification and EMT certification must wait for recruitment processes which clearly remove this requirement. Please do not apply unless you possess all of the required certifications, licenses, and qualifications listed below as your application cannot be accepted. All persons who meet all of the following minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.

The West Hartford Fire Department is anEqual Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 Age: Eighteen (18) years of age. Please state your date of birth in the appropriate space on the application. Failure to do so will automatically disqualify your application for the position.

 Education: Graduation from a standard high school or a recognized general education equivalency (GED).

 Required License/Certifications: In order to apply for the open and continuous certified firefighter/EMT process, you must possess the following licenses, certifications or qualifications. Candidates must possess all criteria below at the time of application and evidence must be submitted with the application:

1. Valid Driver’s License.

2. Current EMT-B certification (NREMT).

3. Candidates must have completed the Connecticut Fire Academy’s Recruit Program (or a comparable equivalent recruit Firefighter program).

a. For those candidates who have completed a Recruit Academy within five years of application, evidence of academy graduation is sufficient to continue in the hiring process and if hired, will not be expected to attend a recruit academy for WHFD.

b. For those candidates who completed their Recruit Program over five years from the time of application, an additional evaluation is required before the candidate can be appointed to the position. Candidates in this situation will be considered if:

i. They have been employed full time by a career department (within one year of application) and, ii. Their most recent assignment from such department was firefighting duties, and, iii. The candidate currently possesses Firefighter II certification. iv. Candidates must clearly explain in their application how they meet these criteria to be considered and will be given a firefighter skill assessment to demonstrate competency prior to proceeding in the hiring process. v. Based upon a satisfactory skills assessment and provided the noted criteria are met, a candidate on this track who is moved forward and subsequently hired, will not be expected to attend a recruit academy for the WHFD.

4. Evidence of physical ability is required. Candidates must either possessing or obtain Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification prior to appointment. Candidates who apply without evidence of CPAT will not be moved forward past the written test until a current and valid CPAT certification is provided . Current and valid means the CPAT certification must have been issued within one year prior to date of presentation to West Hartford. Notice of Continuing Requirements: EMT-B certification must be maintained for the candidate’s entire career as a condition of employment.


Read more here: Certified FF EMT Continous 2021

Paralegal Position Available

Part-time Paralegal – Bridgeport Office

The Center’s Immigrant Children’s Justice Project (ICJP), has an opening for a part-time (15-20 hours per-week) paralegal in our Bridgeport office. The paralegal will assist legal staff with screening and assignment of cases to pro-bono attorneys, maintaining case files and outreach to clients and families.

The mission of the ICJP is to reduce the gap in legal representation of immigrant children and improve access to the systems that provide services to them through a variety of advocacy methods, including litigation.  More information about the ICJP can be found here.



  • Maintain case files in our Legal Files case management system
  • Conduct screenings and intakes of potential clients
  • Provide information and referrals, as appropriate, and follow up with clients after services are provided
  • Work in collaboration with legal staff to assign cases to attorneys on a pro-bono roster
  • Provide administrative support to the ICJP such as requesting client records, drafting letters, organizing files, preparing for trainings and clinics
  • Work on special projects as needed



We are seeking a candidate who has demonstrated commitment to providing quality advocacy and support to children in addition to traditional administrative tasks.
Candidates should have:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve complex problems
  • Two or more years of related experience
  • Knowledge of trauma informed services is a plus


Speaking, reading and writing fluency in Spanish is required

Salary and Benefits 
are commensurate with experience and are within the general range of salaries for public interest organizations.

To Apply, email cover letter and detailed resume to: Stacey Violante Cote at  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.



Social Worker Position Available


The Town of West Hartford has a vacancy for the position of Social Worker – Youth Services (CT Hires Job ID # 430579). The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2021.

This is a full-time position within the Social & Leisure Services Department, Social Services Division, in Town Hall.


Through our efforts to encourage and increase diversity, please know that the Town of West Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, identity or preference. The Town provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


All candidates of interest should view the website for more information and to apply using this link:

Social Worker 2021

Thank you.

General Meeting


FYI: The Greater New Haven NAACP

General Meeting: This Thursday, January 21, 2021~ 7:00pm via Zoom


Meeting ID: 840 8027 8751
Passcode: 695603
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Special Guest: One Village Healing: Thema Haida, co-founder of One Village Healing. It’s time for healing and selfcare, she will health, wellness, and creating spaces, gatherings, and programming, rooted in the values of the healing justice movement.

Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive


Greater New Haven NAACP Youth Council: Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive

Items can be dropped off: Saturday, Nov. 14th 10am – Noon; Sunday, Nov. 15th 1pm – 3pm

At the NAACP Office/Michelle’s House: 1389 Chapel Street, Corner of Chapel and Orchard, New Haven

(Please enter from the Orchard Street Side)

The Youth Council is collecting Canned Food items in partnership with Sickle Cell Association’s Turkey drive

to benefit Greater New Haven Sickle Cell Families.

This is the season of giving…. Please support this worthy cause

*Please see the attached flyer

FYI: Encouraging everyone to enter the Greater New Haven NAACP’s Membership Drive, for a chance to win $500 Gift Card.

Ask your friends, family, club members, sorority or fraternity members, neighbors, church members…

You only need to 10 people to enter, membership is $30. Every 10, is an entry.

You have until 11/30/2020. It is open to all.

New Haven NAACPOur Branch #2009 is kicking off a 2020 Membership Drive beginning today, and it will run through 11/30/2020.

The prize is a $500 Gift Card to Hallock’s.  The winner will be selected on 12/1/2020

To qualify, you must submit 10 Paid Adult Memberships (Names; Addresses; e-mail must be included)

The 10 names and addresses plus proof of payments, must be sent into (, and mailed to Greater New Haven NAACP: 1389 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Adult Memberships are $30 Annually. For Every 10 paid memberships, an entry will go in for the Prize.

Checks should be made payable to: Greater New Haven NAACP; you can also pay via CashApp $GNHNAACP