New Haven Public Schools
Excellence in Education
NHPS Reading, Math, and Chronic Absenteeism Plans
Youth connect Community Partners Training
Davis making Tangrams
Scout STEM day at Brennan Rogers and Troup
After School Parent Activity event @ Brennan Rogers (Meet and Greet)
FRC job Fair
Fair Haven Snowball
Below you will find pictures(taken by Shayne- New Haven Promise) and video (created by Ms. Brunelli).
Celebrating Black History Month at Conte West School
Grandparents on the Move Spring Workshop
Martinez School. Countdown to Increase Attendance In February
Reading Workshop/ parents and students Kindergarten 02/10/2023 Fair Haven School
Chess Students Learn Power Of The Pawn. Fair Haven, Schools, Sports
Youth Family & Community Engagement Read Aloud
Restorative Practices RPN News
The restorative practices team made this video at Martinez.
Roberto Clemente Read Aloud Day and Presentation by Kermit Carolina
King Robinson Circle
FRC's Community Health Fair
Trunk or Treat Harvest and Trunk or Treat Scary Neighborhood Events
Arte Inc and YFCE Family workshops
Bishop woods pop up pavilion
Hillhouse Rising 9th graders! Pop-Up Pavilion
Arte Inc. and YFCE Family Workshop
Arte Inc and YFCE Family Arts and Science workshops in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Clinton School Hispanic Heritage celebration
After school Program Arte & YFCE
Back to School Rally
Conte West Hills visit from Director Maritza Bond for Read Aloud
YFCE and Pictures Pop Up at different schools!
Clemente Pop-up , Celebrating Attendance at schools!
Wilbur Cross High School Hispanic Heritage month Celebration
Clinton Avenue School Family Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
STEM Scout Adventure trip on Monday, 9/26/2022
Family weekend at camp Farnan. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Family Garden day at Jepson. Arte YFCE Summer of Fun weekend
Back to School Rally. Juntas Event NHPS ATTENDANCE MATTERS
Yale students join NHPS staff on the kindergarten and 9th grade canvass
Family Garden day at Jepson. Arte YFCE Summer of Fun weekend
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
Six Resources for families and more.
Addressing Chronic Absence During Pandemic March 22, 2020
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
Saturday Success Academy 2022-2023
Emergency Broadband Benefit: Helping households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19
Child Tax Credit information for school families
Free Breakfast and Lunch Food sites
Chief of Youth, Family and Community Engagement
Gemma Joseph Lumpkin