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2018 Jim Vlock First Year Building Project / Yale School of Architecture

ArchDaily

2018 Jim Vlock First Year Building Project / Yale School of Architecture

December 13, 2018

Each year since 1967, students in the Yale School of Architecture’s professional degree program have designed and built a structure in the summer after their second semester.

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New Haven’s Columbus House receives $200,000 Bank of America grant

New Haven Register

New Haven’s Columbus House receives $200,000 Bank of America grant

December 6, 2018

The local anti-homelessness nonprofit Columbus House has received a $200,000, two-year “Neighborhood Builder” grant, Bank of America announced Thursday at an end-of-year annual meeting at the New Haven Lawn Club.

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Youth Continuum, Columbus House Get Nearly $1 Million To Tackle Youth Homelessness

New Haven Independent

Youth Continuum, Columbus House Get Nearly $1 Million To Tackle Youth Homelessness

November 19, 2018

An orphaned teenager lives with her uncle. Then the uncle loses his job and says he doesn’t have enough money to feed her. She must leave.

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New Haven gets part of $6.5 million grant for youth homelessness services

New Haven Register

New Haven gets part of $6.5 million grant for youth homelessness services

November 16, 2018

More than $6.5 million in federal grants will go toward ending youth homelessness in Connecticut.

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University of New Haven Donates Furniture to Local Homeless Shelter

University of New Haven

University of New Haven Donates Furniture to Local Homeless Shelter

October 29, 2018

Laura Miller, the University’s director of energy and sustainability who coordinated a contribution to the Columbus House, discusses her efforts to reduce waste by giving back to the community and shares how students can get involved.

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Making Models Matter

The Yale Herald

Making Models Matter

October 26, 2018

During spring break of 1967, while most Yale students returned home or chased warmth down south, 30 first-year Yale Architecture students arrived in New Zion, Kentucky. In their bags were design plans for a community center, to be built on half an acre of land owned by local families.

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Yale architecture students built this innovative timber home for the formerly homeless

Curbed

Yale architecture students built this innovative timber home for the formerly homeless

October 17, 2018

For the 2018 Jim Vlock Building Project at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA)—an annual program that asks first year students to design and build a home for low-income families and individuals—students were challenged to work with cross-laminated timber (CLT), an innovative wood panel product typically used in mid-rise structures as well as increasingly popular tall timber buildings rising around the world.

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New Vlock House Wows In The Hill

New Haven Independent

New Vlock House Wows In The Hill

October 16, 2018

Sandra could hardly contain her excitement. The house was, in her estimation, perfect: beautiful, modern, and full of natural light. Best of all, she exclaimed, “Look at all the people it holds!”

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Outreach on the streets of Connecticut

St Mungo's

Outreach on the streets of Connecticut

September 17, 2018

This summer Ed Addison, Case Coordinator for St Mungo’s project Street Impact London, took part in an eye opening two week long cultural exchange programme, travelling to Connecticut in the USA to learn about their approach to supporting people who are sleeping rough. Ed explains more about the homelessness situation in New Haven, the challenges they face conducting outreach and what he has taken away from the experience.

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Alison Cunningham, CEO, on New Haven Green Overdose Crisis

Columbus House

Alison Cunningham, CEO, on New Haven Green Overdose Crisis

August 17, 2018

By today, that toll has risen to over 70 people who have been affected by a bad batch of K2 being distributed (given away and sold) on the New Haven Green. K2 is a synthetic cannabinoid and is illegal in CT.

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