Michael Strambler receives award from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to create a Connecticut Early Childhood Education Research Alliance, Yale School of Medicine Psychiatry News, 7/16/14
“Grandfamilies” Graduate, a story about inspiration and accomplishment, New Haven Independent, 6/27/14
Nadia Ward was quoted in a US News and World Report article, entitled "Smart Summer Jobs for Kids," appearing in the MONEY Personal Finance section and written by Geoff Williams, 6/9/14
On 5/29/14, The Consultation Center presented two awards for outstanding contributions that support the mission of The Consultation Center to promote health, wellness, and positive social change and to prevent individual and social problems and inequities:
- Award for Individual Excellence presented to Erik Clemons, CEO & President of Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology, in recognition of his dedication to post-secondary career training and development for New Haven’s youth and adults
- Award for Organizational Excellence presented to New Haven Family Alliance and its Executive Director, Barbara Tinney, MSW, in recognition of the vision and leadership of New Haven Family Alliance to foster family well-being so that New Haven children grow up in healthy families and a strong community.
- Photos and articles: Yale School of Medicine Psychiatry News and The Courant
Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP Partnership
Class of 2017 Students: Click here to complete your registration for the Summer 2014 Residential Program at Yale
July 20 - August 8, 2004
...education is the fault line between those who will prosper in the new economy and those who will not. To prepare young people for the world of personal and professional choices in the 21st century, we must open the doors of college to all Americans.
-- U.S. Department of Education
How do you encourage more than 1,500 middle-schoolers- plus their teachers, counselors, and families- to focus on planning for their futures?
The answer is GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), a national initiative that began in 1999 with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP Partnership plans to open as many doors as possible for Bridgeport students to attend college. The program aims to provide students with the skills and aspirations needed to graduate from high school and succeed in a productive post-secondary educational option of their choice. The funding for this project targets Bridgeport students who are in the graduating classes of 2014 and 2017 and will follow those students from seventh grade through their freshman year in college.
From the voices of recent Connecticut GEAR UP graduates...
- "This program kept me from dropping out of high school." Takira, Cesar Batalla School.
- "Now I know that just because my parents didn't go to college, doesn't mean I can't." Neil, Luis Munoz Marin School.
- "GEAR UP has showed me that you can have fun while learning important lessons. The program has shown me how to be a better person." Joel, Winthrop Middle School.