Coming Home Again

My co-founder of, seven-time Heps champion Patricia Melton, is making a homecoming of sorts next month as she begins her new post as the executive director of New Haven Promise.

I am going to take some time out to brag on her a little bit because she is perfectly suited for this organization, which is committed to seeing the City’s public school graduates earn college diplomas as well. New Haven Promise — which is in large part funded by her alma mater — is a unique collaboration between Yale University, the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Those three have collectively committed millions annually to give the City’s students a leg-up in both preparation and success at the next level. In short, if students from the New Haven Public Schools demonstrate the drive and ability to achieve, the Promise will give them the means to do so.

The program is in its infancy, but with Patricia at the helm, expect great things. Click here for a story on Patricia and the work before her which posted today in the New Haven Independent.

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