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April 20, 2014

  NEWS - EVENTS - OPPORTUNITIES 


 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

NEIGHBORHOOD STUDIOS
"Learning life-long skills through the arts"

Neighborhood Studios, provides area teenagers with an immersive, hands-on opportunity to develop valuable life-long career skills through the arts.

Working as paid apprentices at some of Hartford's most renowned cultural institutions, students receive training in a specific artistic discipline and field that aligns with vocational skills necessary to succeed in today's workforce: creative problem solving, multi-media communication, teamwork and civic responsibility. Apprentices are selected from across the Arts Council's 34-town service area, providing an opportunity for teenagers to learn from others with different cultural, economic and geographic backgrounds.

Apprentice Guidelines>     Apprentice Application>    Student Resume Template>


 STATE CAPITOL TOUR GUIDE - SUMMER POSITION

Conduct tours of the Legislative Office Building and the State Capitol, focusing on the state legislative process, state history and Capitol architecture. Click here for application and information.


Reaching too far: How Connecticut's large sentencing enhancement zones miss the mark  

Connecticut, like most states, attempts to steer drug activity away from places where children may be present by mandating extra penalties for drug-related offenses committed in certain geographic areas. Connecticut's sentencing enhancement law creates enhanced penalty zones that extend 1,500 feet from schools, day care centers, and public housing. The law creates additional mandatory penalties for drug-related offenses that are committed within the zones.
(Click here to continue the report on drug zones http://www.prisonpolicy.org/zones/ct.html)


  THE GREATER NEW ENGLAND MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOMPENT COUNCIL
AND
THE MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE INPUT COMMITTEE

ANNUAL AWARDS GALA

May 6, 2014
Aqua Turf Club - Plantsville, CT
RSVP by April 15, 2014


The registration website: www.boothleads.com/gnemsdc/gala2014.

     

GNEMSDC - Upcoming 2014 Events:


AAAC NEWSLETTERS

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AAAC ANNUAL REPORT  

   

Click on Annual Report above to view the 2013 Annual Report  


FORECLOSURE PREVENTION CLINICS

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center presents monthly clinics for homeowners state-wide and publishes the user-friendly "Represent Yourself in Foreclosure: A Guide for Connecticut Homeowners".  The Center also serves as a resource for borrowers, housing counselors, consumer attorneys, and policy makers on foreclosure prevention, responsible lending, and mortgage lending discrimination.

Foreclosure prevention legal clinics in Hartford and Fairfield County are open to any homeowner facing foreclosure. No pre-registration is required. There is no charge.  Participants receive information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process, guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court, and information about resources available to homeowners. Each clinic includes presentations by a representative of the state's Department of Banking and a foreclosure mediation specialist from the state's Judicial Branch.  Participants also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys and paralegals to discuss their situations.

renters rights, landlord rights, fair housing, eviction, fair housing laws, stop foreclosure

FORECLOSURE REFERRAL INFORMATION SHEET


RACIAL PROFILING

 Racial Profiling Prohibition Project  


   Summer And Winter Utility Assistance Program Open

Summer Assistance - Operation Fuel is accepting applications for the Summer Utility Assistance program. The program provides a one-time cash grant of up to $500 (paid directly to the utility) to help income eligible households that are in an emergency situation. Assistance is for gas or electric utilities only and specific eligibility criteria applies.

Winter Assistance - The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) has started early intake for winter heating assistance. Applications are available through Community Action Agencies. Assistance covers oil, gas, electric, propane, wood, coal and kerosene heat.
 
Dial
2-1-1 for more information on both programs.


  


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African-American Affairs Commission Connecticut  General Assembly
State Capitol 210 Capitol Avenue, Room 509 Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 240-8555 Fax: (860) 240-8444