2023 Award Recipients

The International Association of New Haven is pleased to announce the 2023/24 grant recipients.  A total of $65,000 was awarded to local organizations:

2023 Grantees and IANH Board

Arts for Learning Connecticut was awarded $10,000.  They will continue their Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools program at Roberto Clemente in New Haven and Helen Street in Hamden in the 2023-24 school year.  They will also support culturally responsive practice with the launch of Emerge, a training and mentorship program for 85 teaching artists.

Elena's Light received $15,000 to support and expand its English as a Second Language program, which pairs refugee women with volunteers in a personalized tutoring environment designed to be responsive to the needs of each client. They also have a legal advocate who coordinates training for Connecticut lawyers in immigration issues.

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas was awarded $20,000 to promote cultural understanding by bringing Garba 360, with its traditional Gujarati folk dances from India to the New Haven Green in June of 2023.  The performance includes a Connecticut-based band and audience participation and will also be offered at several New Haven schools.  Educational materials about the Hindu festival Navrati will also be available on the Festival’s website. 

Sanctuary Kitchen received $20,000 to extend its culinary ESL and culinary arts training program to a new cohort of refugee and immigrant chefs, create a new advisory board, hold more community events, build a network of employer partners, and develop toolkits and webinars for employers interested in hiring Sanctuary Kitchen trainees.


The International Association also sponsored Yale-China Association's Lunar New Year Parade 2023:

2023 Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year 2023

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