The language barrier is probably the foremost impediment for immigrants to this country, especially in the search for employment. Host Eric Clemons and guest Kristen Lapenta explore the resources available at Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford.
Hosted by: Eric ClemonsProduced by: Western New England Newsmakers Team
The Clubhouse Network's learning approach is designed to empower youth from all backgrounds to become more capable, creative, and confident learners; and increases young people’s opportunities to build fulfilling careers. Gail Breslow joins Eric Clemons.
In 2015, Mayor Martin J. Walsh created the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services; which is focused on substance use disorder and addiction issues in Boston. ORS Policy Director, Brendan Little explains how people can access addiction recovery services.
The BSA Foundation is dedicated to sustaining Greater Boston as a vibrant, healthy, equitable, and innovative place for everyone to live, work, and play. BSA Foundation Board Member, Ted Touloukian, discusses community building through community design.
LEAP is a unique program that trains college and public high school students to counsel younger children in poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Joining host Eric Clemons is Elvert Eden, Director of Youth Development and Aquatics at LEAP in New Haven, CT.
Teaching journalism to student writers, artists and photographers and their peers around the globe, is the organization Youth Journalism International. Joining host Eric Clemons is the co-founder and Executive Director of YJI, Jackie Majerus.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury's purpose is to revitalize neighborhoods through an inclusive approach by providing quality affordable housing, advancing community development initiatives, and fostering financial education, self-sufficiency and vibrant neighborhoods.
Interview recorded on June 20, 2017 at the University of Hartford. Hosted by Eric Clemons.
From decades of underinvestment, Hartford struggles to become a vibrant urban center where people both work and live. There is a hope for change with housing projects, UCONN moving downtown and multi millions being invested in the XL Center. Michael Freimuth, Executive Director of Capital Region Development Authority and Eric Clemons discuss economic development in downtown Hartford.
Interview recorded June 20, 2017. Hosted by Eric Clemons.
Students in impoverished urban areas need counseling in matters of health, education and employment. Host Eric Clemons is joined by the Executive Director of Hartford Knights Youth Organization, Bernard Thomas, to identify options for at-risk youth.
Boys and Girls Clubs across America work to develop young men and women who demonstrate good character and citizenship. Workforce Centers of Excellence in 30 Clubs are being employed across the nation to prepare young people for the workforce. Sam Gray, President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Hartford joins Newsmakers.
Interview Recorded on June 20, 2017 at the University of Hartford. Hosted by Eric Clemons.