All Our Kin
All Our Kin invests in women who are dedicated to the well-being of children in their communities, taking an innovative approach to solving the crisis in child care and early learning that results from an acute lack of quality, affordable care for infants and toddlers across the nation. All Our Kin provides the training, resources, and support that these women need to become early childhood professionals and create enriching child care programs in home-based settings. The Fellow will work closely with All Our Kin’s Early Head Start team to strengthen family engagement initiatives so that families in the program feel welcomed as members of a strong, active, and supportive community.
Agency website: www.allourkin.org
Believe In Me Empowerment Corporation (BIMEC)
The mission of Believe In Me Empowerment Corporation (BIMEC) is to improve the lives of children, young adults and their families impacted by and or affected by incarceration. The agency provides hope, opportunities and supportive services for families in New Haven in order that they may overcome challenges, reach their full potential and become productive citizens. BIMEC’s goals include delivering excellent services that empower youth and adults, to instill life-long commitment to community, through academic achievement, critical thinking, self-assurance and community enrichment. The Fellow will be providing case management services to youth ages 10-15 and adults ages 18 and up. The Fellow will also participate in two main programs within BIMEC: The BIMEC SHINE! Program for Children of Incarcerated Parents and the Transitional Housing Program.
Agency website: www.bimecnewhaven.com
Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc.
Affordable access to multiple non-motorized boating opportunities, together with environmental education programs are the long term goals for Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc (CDBi). CDBi has been operating after school youth indoor rowing programs since the fall of 2014, and on-water rowing since fall of 2015. Adult on-water rowing began in the fall of 2015, and indoor classes began January of 2016. CDBi’s Fellow must be experienced in sculling and training for rowing. Daily activity will be teaching and coaching sculling (from a single) and fitness training for youth and adults. Related projects like equipment upkeep and event production as with our Dragon Boat Regatta (June 4, 2017) will take place as needed.
Agency website: www.canaldock.org
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) provides free, nutritious meals for homeless individuals and families, as well as the working and non-working poor. To this end, DESK provides daily hot evening meals, bag lunches, weekly food pantry bags, and an emergency food bank for people in crisis. DESK also has a pet food pantry and a bi-weekly food supplement program for seniors. The Fellow will play a leading role in analyzing and strengthening DESK’s multi-platform communication and promotion strategy
Agency website: downtowneveningsoupkitchen.com
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS)
IRIS helps refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. Children and their parents are served through the organization’s education and youth services, while adults age 18 and up are served through the CORE (Cultural Orientation and Resettlement Education) and the Cultural Companions programs. The Fellow will serve in one or both of these areas according to his/her interests and skills.
Agency website: www.irisct.org
Junta for Progressive Action
Junta for Progressive Action’s mission is to provide services, programs and advocacy that improve the social, political and economic conditions of the Latino community in Greater New Haven while nurturing and promoting its cultural traditions as it builds bridges with other communities. The Fellow will support the work and goals of the Development Department in its fundraising efforts, and will have the opportunity to assist in Junta’s other core programs to learn about the population Junta serves and the work that Junta provides to the community.
Agency website: www.juntainc.org
‘r kids Family Center
‘r kids enjoys a unique niche in New Haven’s nonprofit community: permanency for children. Now in its 17th year, ‘r kids remains committed to promoting permanency, safety and stability for children made vulnerable by trauma, abuse and neglect, family and community violence by providing strength based, nurturing services to biological, kinship, foster and adoptive families. The Fellow will provide the creative support to develop materials, both printed and digital, to further promote the needs of children/families involved with the foster care/adoption community. This project will enhance the organization’s presentations; thereby strengthening its ability to tell the ‘r kids story.
Agency website: www.rkidsct.org