YALE UNIVERSITY AND ITS UNIONS TO DONATE $25,000 TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL

 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2009
 
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Contact:          Michelle Wade, (203) 946-8450  Cell – (203) 675-5132
Michelle.wade@new-haven.k12.ct.us
                       
YALE UNIVERSITY AND ITS UNIONS TO DONATE $25,000 TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL
 
NEW HAVEN – At a recent check ceremony the New Haven Public Schools received a donation in the amount of $25,000 from Yale University together with their labor unions, UNITE HERE. The donation, a gift of $12,500 from the University and $12, 500 from the labor unions, was inspired by the expedient and effective completion of the contract negotiations between the two groups earlier this year. As a symbol of the good will between the two groups, they made the decision to donate to these funds toward new computers at Hillhouse High School. 
 
Bruce Alexander, Yale Vice President and Director of New Haven and State Affairs and Campus Development said, “Bob Proto, Local 35 President, called to suggest that this be a joint donation, and we thought it was a great idea. The University and Local 35 plan to do more community projects together in the future."
          
“We selected Hillhouse High School because we have a good deal of members in the union who have children that attend that school and we focused on computers because we believe access to technology is a very important part of a student’s education these days”, says Bob Proto, President UNITE HERE Local 35. 
 
This donation will provide over 40 desktop computers including monitors, software for each computer, keyboards and mice.
 
“Not only is this an example of the valuable and solid partnerships we are continuing to grow throughout the city, it is a great show of support by the local community of our students and their education,” said Dr. Reginald Mayo.
 
 
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