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nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information

We are in it together.

You are invited to join us for a collective listening session to share in the generation of ideas with leaders in the social service sector about challenges and opportunities facing the people we serve, and how we can be "in it together" for a thriving greater New Haven.
 
Sessions will include a briefing on the state of the Connecticut budget by Ellen Shemitz, JD, CT Voices for Children, and the creation of 'space and place' for connectivity, alignment, and shared information to inform our work. 
 
Please join us: 
Wednesday, May 24th 9-10:30AM (William Casper Graustein Fund)

Organized by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven.

Space is limited; please RSVP here.

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