Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lights Out?

Due to a recent increase in burglaries in our area, we feel the need to re-post.

Please be aware that if a street light is out; it is our responsibility to call and report it.

The telephone # is (203) 946-6091.  You need the street light pole # and the address of the house the street light is in front of.  If no one answers, leave a message with the information.

Thank you.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

College Scholarships Available.

Dear Blog Reader:
It has come to our attention that a number of scholarship opportunities are available.  These scholarships are not being utilized to their full capacity.  As we have many college bound children among us; please pass this along to anyone you know.

If clicking on the link doesn't work, copy and paste the URL in your web browser.
2) Student Inventors Scholarships
3) Student Video Scholarships
4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships
5) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
6) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
7) Brand Essay Competition
8) Gates Millennium Scholarships (major)
9) Xerox Scholarships for Students
10) Sports Scholarships and Internships
11) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)
12) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
13) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
14) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid Scholarships
15) Presidential Freedom Scholarships
16) Microsoft Scholarship Program
17) WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search
18) Hope Scholarships & Lifetime Credits
19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
20) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships
21) Guaranteed Scholarships
22) BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects)
23) Easley National Scholarship Program
24) Maryland Artists Scholarships
26) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida)
27) Historically Black College & University Scholarships
28) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
29) International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
30) College Board Scholarship Search
31) Burger King Scholarship Program
32) Siemens Westinghouse Competition
33) GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds
34) CollegeNet ' s Scholarship Database
35) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
36) Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
37) Scholarship &Financial Aid Help
38) Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)
39) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info)
40) Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students
41) Scholarships and Fellowships
42) Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
43) HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)
44) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
45) INROADS internships
46) ACT-SO EUR Olympics of the Mind "A Scholarships
47) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
48) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
49) Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
51) The Roothbert Scholarship Fund

Thursday, January 10, 2013

After-School Programming at ConnCAT.

ConnCAT has After-School programs available for your children!
Classes offered include:  Photoshop, Theater, Spoken Word, Song Writing & Appreciation.  To enroll or for more details, please email or call ConnCAT (203) 823-9823.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day at ConnCAT.



Photo exhibit by Ben Fernandez: world renowned MLK photographer.

Performances by local artist & youth in dance, spoken word, music, visual arts.



3:00 – 5:00 PM



For more details: Contact Genevive Walker


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dixwell Apartment For Rent.

Please contact Linda (203) 787-3120 if interested.

2nd Floor Apartment For Rent.

5 Rooms
24 Watson Street, New Haven CT.

  • Two Bedrooms
  • Stove, Refrigerator Included
  • Washer/Dryer Hookup in Basement
  • Gas Heat
  • Nice, Quiet Neighborhood
  • Off Street Parking
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Near Bus Line
All Housing Programs Accepted Including Section 8 and RAP

Available January 1, 2013.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Celebration of Youth.

It is interesting to see how a blog post can develop.  Initially, the article was to highlight the November neighborhood cleanup for our blog readers.  After the recent events in Newtown, it seemed more appropriate to celebrate our youth and let them know how extraordinary they are.

We have amazing young people in our community.  Three months ago, we organized our third street cleanup.  We were joined by Solar Youth and LaToya Agnews' Youth Group.  The atmosphere on this day was electric.  There was chatter, laughter, excitement and energy.  One of the main reasons for this was because of our youth.  From the smallest to the oldest, the kids worked tirelessly; never complaining.  Their boundless eagerness kept the adults moving!

Solar Youth was established in 2000 by Joanne Sciulli.  She recognized the need for youth development programs in working class neighborhoods.  After establishing two successful programs sites in New Haven, Solar Youth has recently found a site in Newhallville! 

They provide programs that meet the needs of children as young as four years old.  Children are encouraged to advance through the many stages called the "Cycle of Stewardship."  The aim is to create an environment the children can grow with until early adulthood.  You can read more about the positive impact here.

The Solar Youth staff love what they do; and the children respond positively.  If you would like to know more or get involved, please visit them at


Our next featured youth program is led by LaToya Agnew.  She has lived most of her life in Newhallville with her grandmother and extended family.  This is a young woman that does not let spare time go to waste.  Currently, she is enrolled as a full time college student majoring in Sociology.

LaToya considers herself a "community person".  In recent years, she has pursued opportunities to help out her neighborhood.  Last summer, she started a beautification project on Lilac Street; planting much needed trees and shrubs. 

In early spring 2013, she will be starting a larger project; the new Lilac/Newhall Community Garden.  (The official name is to be decided by the neighborhood kids).  LaToya sees this project as a way to get the community together; especially our children.  In turn, the children will have a chance to experience growing healthy food firsthand.

This community garden project is no small task.  The large, U-shaped lot is currently vacant and in disrepair.  But, LaToya is determined.  Her vision for the space includes an area for quiet reflection and garden beds. 

Our neighborhood is anticipating the groundbreaking of this community garden.  If you would like to volunteer your time or resources to this project, please email LaToya Agnew directly at

Be well, and thank you for visiting.