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CCNE honors MLK Day with “Celebration of Unity, Equality and Democracy”

Over the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr Day weekend, over 300 people gathered at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Bloomfield at a forum designed to promote greater democracy and end racial and economic inequality. A diverse group of Connecticut civil rights, labor, faith and community organizations came together to draft a plan […]

Yale Promises to Hire More New Haveners

Street pressure by New Haven Rising and the community-labor coalition paid off, as New Haven’s largest employer,  Yale University, announced it will hire 1,000 New Haveners over the next three years. See article for more information: www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/yale_promises_to_hire_more_new_haveners/

Community Voter Project engages thousands of inner city residents

Voting is essential to our system of democracy. But it is also a way to build power for change. Communities that vote in high  numbers tend to get attention, get their voices heard, and get what they want from elected officials and city administrators that that make policies and delegate essential resources and services, which […]

New Haven Rising campaigns for Access to Good Jobs

CCNE sister organization, New Haven Rising, leads campaign for good jobs Read more in these press articles: Rally Seeks Local Hiring for Living Wage Jobs (NH Independent) Campaign Demands Better Job Access (Yale Daily News) Group Pushes for More Jobs for Minorities, New Haven Residents (NH Register) Access to Jobs (I Love New Haven blog) […]

New Haven Rising leads campaign for Access to Good Jobs

On September 9th 2014 an energized crowd of over 400 residents, elected officials, and local clergy packed the Elks Lodge on Dixwell Avenue to publicly launch New Haven Rising’s campaign for Access to Good Jobs for New Haven residents. New Haven Rising is CCNE’s membership-based 501c4 ally and sister organization. “Our city is on the […]

CCNE celebrates 15 years

 On November 15 leaders who have put their heart and soul into CCNE during these 15 exciting years came together to reflect on and celebrate the work. CCNE is fighting every day to break down barriers to employment, to change bad jobs into good, and to harness economic growth for racial justice.    www.facebook.com/events/927506730611756/

CCNE activists participate in mass civil disobedience for immigration reform

On October 8, 2013 twenty activists from New Haven and Hartford traveled to the Washington, DC to join nearly 15,000 immigrant rights advocates from across the country for the “Camino Americano” March for Dignity & Respect. Taking part in a 200-person civil disobedience to push for fair immigration reform were members of CCNE, CT Citizen Action Group […]

CCNE honored by Black & Hispanic Caucus

CCNE was honored with the “Communiversity Award” at the second annual Board of Alders’ Black & Hispanic Caucus gala on September 27th. The gala awards ceremony recognizes individuals and groups who are making a positive contribution to the city while raising funds to make a difference in the lives of the youth and seniors.  Our staff, […]

The Fight to Cure a Community’s Ills

The Fight to Cure a Community’s Ills: How An Innovative Alliance Forced Yale-new Haven Hospital To Help Its Impoverished Neighborhood As Part Of A Plan For A New Cancer Center May 21, 2006 | By JOEL LANG | Hartford Courant Download the PDF:  The Fight to Cure a Community’s Ills Or read the article online: […]