She Tapped Into Opportunity (Elm City Communities)

Date Published: 
February 5th, 2020

From the New Haven Independent:

Fifteen-year-old Curtisy McGill is taking a course called Intro to Manufacturing at Hillhouse High. She has an inspiring teacher, who told her that plumbers get paid very well.

Curtisy has already become the the go-to fix-it person in her family, specializing in unstopping the tub and other bathroom appliances.

On Tuesday night, those paths to becoming a plumber converged as Curtisy’s landlord and the head of Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) urged her to apply to the agency’s vocational internship program.

That would be a first for a HANH — to have one of its young residents shadow and learn from one of its own plumbers. It would also be a first for the plumber-in-training to be a young woman.

Read the New Haven Independent's article "She Tapped Into Opportunity," featuring Elm City Communities.

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