From the New Haven Independent:
Yaleija Jackson recently had a bad experience with a dentist. When he pulled her tooth, it hurt. A lot.
That has only increased her career aspiration to be a dentist, and a good one. The quest begins with her entering Howard University in the fall majoring in health sciences.
Yaleija shared her story Tuesday afternoon at the Housing Authority of New Haven’s (HANH) 360 Orange St. headquarters.
There, after their regular meeting, the HANH Board of Commissioners and CEO Karen DuBois-Walton took great pride in unfolding their sixth annual ceremony in which Elm City Communities (another name for HANH) celebrated all the kids living in developments throughout the city who have just graduated from high school.
Each year since 2013, HANH staff has reached out to high school seniors to congratulate them and to invite them to a ceremony to acknowledge their achievement and to help them with their next steps at a higher learning institution, the military and/or entering the workforce.
Read the New Haven Independent's article"HANH Hails Her Graduates," featuring Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven.