NHHI Newsletter

NHHI Spotlight – Dana Nave

May 23, 2024

Tell us about yourself.

Six years ago, I made the leap from the bustling streets of New York City to the vibrant community of New Haven. Landing a role as a Procurement...

Spring Recap: The New Haven Hiring Initiative in Full Bloom

May 23, 2024

Springtime flourished with many opportunities for the New Haven Hiring Initiative (NHHI), as its community outreach efforts took root and blossomed. The Employment Readiness series, a...

Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: L.E.A.P and NHHI Join Forces for Career Development

April 30, 2024

In the heart of New Haven, a community staple shines bright for young leaders. L.E.A.P (Leadership, Education, Athletic in Partnership), a non-profit organization, stands committed to nurturing...

New Haven Hiring Initiative Unites with 100+ Representatives to Enhance Career Pathways and College Readiness!

April 30, 2024

The New Haven Hiring Initiative supported the Annual Spring College & Career Fair for New Haven Public Schools at the Floyd Little Athletic Center! Juniors from across the district attended...

NHHI Spotlight – Alondra Martinez

April 30, 2024

Tell us about yourself.

I am a proud New Haven resident and New Haven Promise Scholar. I began my career at Yale as an intern with the New Haven Hiring...

NHHI Spotlight – Tyler Claxton

March 25, 2024

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Tyler Claxton, and I was born and raised in New Haven, CT. Growing up, I played basketball and baseball and ran track &...

Allegra Jones, Post Award Administrator

January 24, 2024

Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in New Rochelle, NY, but I have been a New Haven resident for over ten years. I graduated from James Hillhouse High School and...

Winter Recap

December 20, 2023

The New Haven Hiring Initiative finished the year off strong! In November and December, we engaged with community partners such as New Haven Public Schools College & Career Pathways,...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Lia Sansoucy

December 14, 2023

Tell us about yourself.

I am a book lover, have a couple cats, and wear glasses and a lot of cardigans! I was born in CT but moved around a lot and really only lived in...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Naisha Velez

November 29, 2023

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Naisha Velez, I’ve been working in the medical field for over ten years. My work life revolved around ophthalmology: mainly from...

Fall Recap

November 29, 2023

As the Fall ends, the New Haven Hiring Initiative is thankful for the individuals and families reached during our Fall outreach! We are also grateful for our partnerships with organizations like...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Yazmin Rosas Marin

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October 30, 2023

Tell us about yourself.

Since moving to New Haven in 2001, I’ve deeply rooted myself in the community and its educational pursuits. I graduated from Career High...

NHHI Dixwell Q House Employment Readiness Session 3 Recap

October 20, 2023

On Monday, October 16th, 2023, the NHHI launched its third employment readiness session in collaboration with the Dixwell Q House. The third session was a partnership with the...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Errol Williams

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October 3, 2023

Tell us about yourself.

Hi, my name is Errol Williams. I was born and raised in New Haven, CT. I lived in almost every neighborhood in New Haven but spent most of my...

NHHI Dixwell Q House Employment Readiness Session Recap

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September 29, 2023

On Monday, September 18th, 2023, the NHHI launched its second employment readiness series in collaboration with the Dixwell Q House. The first session was a partnership with the...

New Haven Promise Internships @ Yale Summer Recap

August 30, 2023

The New Haven Hiring Initiative and New Haven Promise successfully partnered with 31 Yale departments and 20 New Haven organizations to place 117 interns for the summer.

New Haven...

A Busy Summer for the New Haven Hiring Initiative: Summer 2023 Recap

August 30, 2023

The New Haven Hiring Initiative (NHHI) had a productive and impactful summer! The Community Liaison engaged in various community events displaying a strong commitment to engage and support the...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Mikayla Osumah

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August 29, 2023

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in New Haven and live in the West Rock neighborhood. I attended the Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Tyla Alexander

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August 1, 2023

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in New Haven, CT. I am a New Haven Promise Scholar and received my undergraduate degree from Connecticut College in New...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Julia Fraivillig

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June 29, 2023

Tell us about yourself.

I live in downtown New Haven, which has been great for adventuring in the two years I’ve lived here. In my free time, I like to explore community...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Jenkins Mahasa

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May 31, 2023

Tell us about yourself. I’m a New Haven resident, SCSU Alumni and Promise Scholar Alumni. Before Yale, I was working in retail providing customer service at IKEA and Amazon....

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Todd Treichel

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April 25, 2023

Todd Treichel was promoted to environmental affairs technician in May 2022 after working his way up through the Environmental Affairs Section (EAS) of Yale Environmental Health and Safety (EHS...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Ragini Jain

Ragini Jain – NHHI Spotlight
April 3, 2023

Tell us about yourself.

I am an ambitious career woman, the spouse of a researcher, and the mother of a beautiful daughter. My spouse and I both wanted to explore the...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Shawnda Jenkins

Shawnda Jenkins
February 14, 2023

Tell us about your current roles at Yale.

I currently work as a Medical Assistant in the Yale Medicine Ophthalmology department. In my role, I assess patients’...

New Haven Promise Internship Fair 2023

New Haven Promise Internship Fair 2023
January 22, 2023

The New Haven Promise Internship Fair on Jan 11th celebrated ten years of building and connecting local talent with employers to strengthen...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Marco Mutonji

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Marco Mutonji.
January 23, 2023

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Marco Mutonji, and I am a Certified Public Accountant with more than ten years of experience in the financial industry. For the last...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Josette Wilkins

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Josette Wilkins.
December 14, 2022

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Josette (Josie). I’m a New Haven resident and a previous participant in the New Hiring Haven Initiative (NHHI). I have a background in...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Regina Ringwood

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October 31, 2022

Tell us about yourself.

I am a native of New Haven, CT, and graduated from James Hillhouse High school. I earned my bachelor’s from Springfield College in Human Services...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Tubyez Cropper

September 30, 2022

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Tubyez Cropper, and I am a creative storyteller. I was raised by a single mother who instilled the concept of hard work and...

New Haven Promise Summer Internship 2022

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September 28, 2022

The 2022 New Haven Promise Internship season concluded August 12th with an in-person end-of-summer celebration.

The 2022 New Haven Promise Internship season concluded August 12th with an...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Amariah Rodriguez

August 23, 2022

Tell us about yourself.

Hello! My name is Amariah Rodriguez; I am a 2021 grad from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in Digital Art and Design. After...

NHHI Hiring Spotlight – Reginald Williams

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July 27, 2022

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Reginald Williams, and I’m a Financial Assistant 4 at Yale University’s Divinity School and a resident of New Haven....

NHHI Spotlight – Alexandra & Alexis Taylor

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June 24, 2022

Sisters Alexandra and Alexis Taylor joined Yale in February 2022. We had a chance to talk with them about her current role, hobbies, and advice for job seekers as a New Haven Hiring Initiative (...

Manager Spotlight – Christopher Killheffer

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May 20, 2022

Christopher Killheffer has been a longtime supporter of the New Haven Hiring Initiative (NHHI). We had a chance to talk with Chris about his current role, hobbies, and advice for job seekers....

Hiring Spotlight – Ana Juarez

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May 2, 2022

Tell us about yourself.

I am a life-long New Haven resident, and I have strong roots in my community. I am currently trying to become more involved with volunteer work...

Hiring Spotlight – Kathy Townsend

Kathy Townsend.
March 28, 2022

Kathy Townsend joined Yale in July 2021. We had a chance to talk with Kathy about her current role, hobbies, and advice for job seekers as a New Haven Hiring Initiative (NHHI) program alumni....

Hiring Spotlight – Earl Campbell Jr.

Hiring Spotlight – Earl Campbell Jr.
February 28, 2022

Earl Campbell Jr. joined Yale in June 2021. We had a chance to talk with Earl about his current role, hobbies, and advice for job seekers as a New Haven Hiring Initiative (NHHI) program alumni....

Hiring Spotlight – Forel Kourouma

Forel Kourouma spotlight article
January 30, 2022

Forel Kourouma joined Yale Human Resources in February 2020. We had a chance to talk with Forel about his current role, hobbies, and advice for young professionals as a recent college graduate and...

Hiring Spotlight – Lannay Wiggins

Hiring Spotlight – Lannay Wiggins
December 21, 2021

Lannay Wiggins secured a regular position at the university through one of the New Haven Hiring Initiative’s (NHHI) career pathways. In July of this year, she joined Yale and currently...

Partnership With Schwarzman Center

October 29, 2021

In light of the recent opening of the Schwarzman Center, we had a chance to talk with Daryl McMillan, Bonnie Kramm, and Meg O’Brien from their business office. Bonnie and Meg shared their...

Lucija Barisic – Yale School of Management

Lucija Barisic – Yale School of Management
September 30, 2021

Lucija Barisic joined the Yale School of Management (SOM) Career Development Office in October 2019. We had an opportunity to talk with Lucija about her job search experience, her current role,...

Hiring Spotlight – Shirley-Ann Feliciano

August 27, 2021

Since March 2021, Shirley-Ann Feliciano participated in the new career development program created by the New Haven Hiring Initative (NHHI). After five months of training, she managed to secure...

New Haven Promise Summer Internship 2021

August 27, 2021

The 2021 New Haven Promise Internship season concluded on August 19th with a virtual end-of-summer celebration. The online event brought together managers and interns to share their thoughts and...

Hiring Spotlight – Andre Ratchford

Andre Ratchford
July 28, 2021

Andre Ratchford worked in many temporary roles at Yale University until he secured a regular position with the Department of Internal Medicine. We had a chance to talk with Andre about his career...

Collaborative Community Conversation

July 28, 2021

The New Haven Hiring Initiative (NHHI) recently conducted its’ third virtual community conversation sponsored by key partners, the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT), ELM City...

Hiring Spotlight – Daniel Duncan

Daniel Duncan
June 24, 2021

Daniel Duncan joined Yale in May 2019 as a temporary Library Services Assistant. In March 2020, he was offered a regular Library Services Assistant III position at the Haas Arts Library. We spoke...

Hiring Spotlight – Sage Dowty

May 26, 2021

Sage Dowty, Office Assistant, Yale School of Management (SOM), Faculty Support, joined Yale in February 2019 as a part-time office assistant. Upon successfully completing the Gateway to Employment...

Hiring Spotlight – Leigh Roberts

April 28, 2021

Leigh Roberts joined the Yale School of Public Health in October 2020 as the administrator for...

New Haven Residents Help Yale Community Battle COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2021

As its mission states: “Yale Health promotes the health and well-being of every member of the Yale community.” During the past 12 months, we have changed the way we...

Manager Spotlight – Abby Goldblatt

March 24, 2021

It’s been one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. The virus caught us off-guard and required a quick response by health professionals...

Hiring Spotlight – Danilyn Riley

January 19, 2021

Danilyn Riley joined Yale in November 2019 as a Financial Assistant 4. We spoke with her about her goals for 2021, experience working at Yale, and the challenges of remote work.

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Hiring Spotlight – Karalyn Garrett

Karalyn Garrett
December 21, 2020

Karalyn Garrett joined Yale University as a temporary employee in October 2019. Three months later, she was offered a regular position in the Development, Information Processing department....

Hiring Spotlight – John Stafford

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November 23, 2020

John Stafford joined Yale University in October 2019 as a Security Officer. He recently celebrated his first anniversary at the University.

It’s been a year since you joined...

Hiring Spotlight – Blake Bergeron

October 23, 2020

Blake Bergeron joined Yale University in October 2019 as a temporary employee. In April, he was hired in a regular position at the Parent Gifts department as a Program Coordinator.

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New Haven Promise 2020 Internship

September 21, 2020

The 2020 New Haven Promise Internship season concluded in August with a virtual end of summer celebration. The online event brought together managers and interns to...

Hiring Spotlight – Andreus Locke

September 21, 2020

Andreus Locke was recently hired as an Archives Assistant at the Beinecke Library. Before that, he worked as a temporary Library Services Assistant at the Sterling Memorial Library.

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Gateway to Employment celebrates second cohort

August 14, 2020

The Gateway to Employment Program, sponsored by Yale New Haven Hiring Initiative, in collaboration with Unite Here L34, Yale Staffing and New Haven Works, celebrated the graduation of the second...

Hiring Spotlight – Joseph Cozar

August 14, 2020

Joe Cozar was hired as an Account Assistant at the Yale Shared Services department in January 2020. Before securing a permanent position, Joe worked as a New Haven Promise Intern in the same...

Hiring Spotlight – Tiffanie Holmes

June 30, 2020

In March 2020, Tiffanie Holmes was hired as an Administrative Assistant at Major Gifts Department. Before that Tiffanie spent 5 months in a temporary capacity at the Care Center...