Parents and children having an amazing time with ARTE Read Aloud in the park!
On tour of Dixwell by Arte and YFCE
ARTE Read Aloud Make-It-Take-It. Reading & word bingo. Winners act out favotite characters!
Family day at ARTE INC YFCE Saturday Academy
Superintendent's Fitness and Reading Challenge
Alliance Children Theater with Ellen Maust
Saturday YFCE-Arte Inc. Academy of arts celebrated Reading. Every student received books
YFCE Summer of fun 2022
Summer of Fun. Saturday Academy by Arte and YFCE a success
SOF 2022 Sat. Academy of Music and Arts. A collaboration between Arte and YFCE-NHPS. 140 attendees
Summer of Fun 2022 Reading in the Park with Arte and YFCE
Summer of Fun 2022 Art in the Cove with Arte Inc and NHPS -YFCE
Summer Fun in New Haven press conference
- New Haven Independent: Summer of Fun Hits Edgerton Park
- WTNH – News 8: New Haven mayor announces summer events, programs for kids (wtnh.com)
- New Haven Register: New Haven announces ‘Summer of Fun’ activities for youth (nhregister.com)
- New Haven Independent: City Plans Busy Summer For Kids | New Haven Independent
- Patch CT: New Haven's Summer Of Fun: Camps, Swimming, Sports, Family Fun Days | New Haven, CT Patch
Superintendent build Your Own Library at Home
Title I S.T.R.E.A.M. carnival at Clinton Avenue School. Over 1,400 participants
I Love Reading
- Creative Home Library Competition
- Come One, Come All: The S.T.R.E.A.M. CARNIVAL. June 5th 1 - 4pm. Click for more Info
- April Teen Events
- Rally for Reading Across New Haven
- Resources for students and Families offered by New haven Free Public Library
- Read to Grow
- New Haven Reads
Earth Day Pictures
Social Emotional Learning
Brennan Rogers Kindergarteners exploring shapes. They learned the food groups.
Spring Fun Camp- Wexler (Clifford Beers)
NHPS Community After School Collaborato Field Trip
Rally for Reading
YFCE Title I helped many families by providing food security for Celentano and Community residents.
Today Arte inc worked with NHOS students and YFCE celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series.
Summer of Fun!
Lisa Pietrosimone & summer staff at training for information on identification of Homeless Stude
Youth Family and Community Engagement present their new program:
“WoW” Walk on Wednesdays.
WoW takes place twice a month with phone calls and follow-ups. The goal is to conduct home visits to understand and respond to the needs of students with chronic absenteeism.
Creatives Craft COVID-19 PSAs
Art Council Greater New Haven
New Haven Public Schools recognize that this is a time of uncertainty and need for additional community supports to our students and families. We are working with the United Way, Clifford Beers, The South Central Network of Care, Junta, Christian Community and others to offer as much support as possible.
Youth, Family & Community Engagement
Overview: The Office of Youth, Family and Community Engagement takes pride in our work aimed towards targeted priorities which include parent engagement and support, extended learning opportunities, disengaged youth (restorative practices – Youth Stat), and attendance. Our key principles include welcoming all families into the school community, supporting student success, speaking up for every child, collaborating with the community, and communicating effectively with families. The Office of Youth, Family and Community Engagement works diligently using our principles to achieve our priorities.
Parent Engagement and Support: Focuses on strengthening communication with families and engaging parents as partners in their children's academic development. Our team has developed specific target areas and goals, which are successfully met through our initiatives. Currently, all of central office “Front Line Staff” has been trained in the “Welcoming Schools = Engaged Parents” curriculum. Thus far, thirty parent leaders have been trained in the Title I Summer Training Program as we ensure ongoing follow up support and outcomes. In addition, in our effort to recruit at least twenty parents to participate in a Parent Leadership Training Academy in New Haven Public Schools we exceeded with forty parent participants with all of Family Resource Centers assessed to ensure that we are meeting all state requirements. Furthermore, 71% of all McKinney Vento Liaisons are registered for training in identifying and responding to homeless students. We have collaborated with Integrated Wellness to set up a training series for all of our McKinney Vento Liaisons and front line staff. We have achieved much success including the use of Parent Link to consistently communicate with parents, increased parent participation in report card nights, increased parent participation in parent leader training and collaboration with other NHPS departments and community organizations/leaders.
No. of Parents That Attended Report Card Night
*2017 data reflects only Title I schools
Attendance: Focuses on reducing chronic absenteeism and increasing the number of students arriving to school on time, every day, and ready to learn. There has been a record-breaking reduction in chronic absenteeism from 25.6% during the 2014-15 school year to 19.9% during the 2015-16 school year. Through our efforts, YFCE has received recognition of achievement from the State Department of Education, New Haven Mayor and Superintendent and news media. We have strengthened the attendance matters campaign with all school nurses and School Health Clinic Nurse Practitioners engaging in a “Heathy Attendance Campaign” with NHPS Dropout Prevention Specialist. In addition, all Dropout Prevention Specialist (DPS) are trained in NHPS data systems including Tableau and Power-school. The DPS participates in regular school-based attendance committee meetings that focus on individual student intervention needs and student responses to interventions. The DPS determines the appropriate referral or intervention including family engagement, Youth Stat, Juvenile Review Board and other community organizations. Since August 2016, we have intensely focused on current ninth graders who were chronically absent at the end of their eighth grade school year.
Exclusionary Discipline Data: Efforts to reduce exclusionary practices and ensure safe and supportive school climates in each school have thrived. Collected data support NHPS expulsions have dropped significantly within the last four years, in which all students were referred for YFCE support. There has also been a decline in out-of-school suspensions (OSS) and in-school suspensions (ISS) within the same four-year time span.
No. of Expulsions
No. of Out-Of-School Suspensions
No. of In-School Suspensions