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Volunteer with New Haven Promise - Dwight\West River in August

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Volunteer with New Haven Promise - Dwight\West River in August

Time: August 16, 2011 to August 27, 2011
Location: Community Location
Phone: 203-776-6473
Event Type: volunteer, education, scholarship
Organized By: Adriana Arreola
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2011

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Volunteer with New Haven Promise! We will be in Dwight/West River in August talking to parents and guardians about how a New Haven Promise scholarship can benefit their child. Volunteers also hand out "parent kits" designed to empower parents to be more engaged in their child's education.


CollegeCorps volunteers will canvass Dwight/West River on August 27. Volunteers must attend one of two trainings held on Aug. 16 and Aug. 25. 


To sign up as a CollegeCorps volunteer, email volunteer@newhavenpromise.org or call us at 203-776-6473.


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