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We empower communities to help students achieve their educational and career goals through statewide comprehensive outreach, initiatives and partnerships with schools, groups, and businesses.

PRESS & MEDIA 

Our Staff is Nationally Recognized

Meet Jermal Muhammad, a  second year Member at Public  Allies Connecticut. Jermal is Lead   College Access Advisor at Higher    Heights Youth Empowerment   Program (HHYEP) where he has   been piloting a citywide FAFSA   completion drive in New Haven,   Connecticut. When we checked   in  with Jermal, he had already held 8 FAFSA  workshops and   assisted over 150 students to   complete their FAFSA forms. Read more.

COLLEGE APPLICATION DAY

November 9, 2018

Hamden High School partners with Higher Heights to host their "College Application Day Event".  Approximately 200 students participated in the event. Dan Cocchiola, Coordinator of College and Career Pathways at Hamden High School, stated, “There is no question that yesterday was a success for our students. Thank you [Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Program] for your vision and insight and patience in helping some of our student leaders begin to find their way as a cornerstone in our collaboration. I look forward to continuing this program in the coming years.”  Read more

 

COLLEGE ADVISING PARTNERSHIP A SUCCESS IN NEW HAVEN, CT

The 2017-2018 Executive Summary reports shows how our College Advising Program successfully supported a New Haven Public School achieve 99% college application submissions and increase FAFSA submissions.  Read more in the 2018 School Partnership Report

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR SELF-REFLECTION

April 30, 2018

Our College Access Program students donated hours of community service to help the Connecticut Food Bank raise awareness of hunger... read more

MAKING YOUR CAREER YOUR PASSION

November 27, 2017

WERK! Radio Host, Mercy Quaye talks to Executive Director Dr. Chaka Felder-McEntire - "When's the right time to make the jump from your job to your passion? Is it necessary to make the jump at all? ... read more

 

LOCAL WOMEN LEAD CONVERSATIONS ON CHANGE

April 10, 2017

Executive Director, Dr. Chaka Felder-McEntire participates in a panel discussion hosted by The Community Fund for Women Girls leading a conversation around change and how we can impact our communities... read more

 

TUXEDOS AND GOWNS FOR YOUNG LEGENDS

March 12, 2013

9th Annual Young Legends Ball partners with Mens Warehouse, Lucille's Bridal Shop and Atiana's Boutique to help celebrate over 40 college bound students and their parents.. read more

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