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Thursday, June 4 News

Summer jobs available; foundations set up crisis funds

HAMDEN — Job applications for summer camp employment are now available from the Hamden Recreation Department. Candidates interested in applying for any of the town’s part-time/seasonal positions (camp director, site supervisor, arts & crafts specialist, counselors) may download the application from www.hamden.com/camps.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by June 12 for a paid position. There may be a variety of positions to fill depending on the needs of each individual camp. Camp positions can range from working with pre-preschoolers, (ages 2 - 4) up to ages 15. If selected, you are required to commit to the entire length of the program, June 29th - July 31, no exceptions. Some training will be held the fourth week in June for all summer help and specific training dates will be provided upon hire.

If interested in our Counselor in Training program (CIT), applications are also available at this time. This volunteer program is an excellent opportunity for aspiring camp counselors to gain hands-on experience in a fun and supportive environment. Participants assist with a group of campers and are paired with counselors who serve as mentors throughout the session. Completion of the CIT program enables eligible participants to apply for a paid position that may become available next year, however you are NOT guaranteed a position in the future. Candidates must be 14 or 15 and commit to the entire length of camp. This is a non-paying position.

All applications should be returned to Recreation Department by March, 31. Mailed applications postmarked after March 31st will not be accepted. Applicants selected for interview will be notified via e-mail. If you have any other questions, contact the Recreation office at 203-287-2579.

Rotary Club offers scholarships

The Seymour Oxford Rotary Club will award scholarships to two graduating high school seniors and/or continuing education college students residing in the Town of Seymour and/or Oxford.

High school graduating seniors and/or continuing education college students attending a four-year college or university full time in August/September 2020 are eligible.

Rotary International’s theme is “Service Above Self”. To submit an essay, it must address the theme of Service Above Self: your personal experience, the importance of service in your community, the state and throughout the world. Essay is limited to no more than 500 words.

Each scholarship is $500 to two individual students. Checks will be made payable directly to the college/university upon verification of student’s attendance, i.e, presenting an invoice from college/university indicating student’s name, address and ID number.

The deadline for essay submission is April 9, to be submitted via email to jmb167@gmail.com. Essay must include the name, address, telephone, email address, college/university name, address and year of attendance.

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Scholarship recipients will be notified by end of April and recipients will be requested to attend a club meeting to share their essay and college goals.

Tag sale donations wanted

NEW HAVEN — The Greater New Haven Cat Project, Inc. is looking for donations for their annual Tag sale to be held in Milford, May 16. Donations of gently used household items — no clothes, books, jewelry, shoes, purses, medical related or non-working items are accepted. Donations are tax deductable with all proceeds being used to fund our low-cost spay/neuter programs for feral and tame cats. GNHCP is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to addressing feline overpopulation. Contact GNHCP at 203-782-CATS (2287) or gnhcp1@gnhcp.org for more information or to schedule a pick up or drop off time.

Scholarship applications available

The French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut has announced a $500 Education Scholarship for 2020-21. The scholarship is open to current members, their children and grandchildren who will be attending college or career school during the 2020-2021 academic year. Membership in the Society is $35 per year. Information and scholarship applications are available at www.fcgsc.org or by calling 860-872-2597.

Preschool is open for child care

MILFORD — Little Eagles Pre-Kindergarten Center in Milford, CT will be open to support the need for childcare during the corona virus crisis. It is offering open enrollment, which allows parents to enroll their children for the short term while their childcare center is closed. We have space available for ages 3 to 7years. It is located at 1003 New Haven Ave. in Milford; hours are from 7 am to 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Visit www.littleeaglesprek.com, contact Janet Parady at 203-876-2126 or email janetparady@bchristian.com.

Foundation provides crisis funding

NEW HAVEN — The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven President Will Ginsberg announced today a series of steps that fhe foundation is taking to address the extraordinary challenges that the sector is facing. It has been in communication with many local nonprofits over the last several weeks to understand the impacts that COVID-19 is having.

In partnership with United Way of Greater New Haven, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is establishing a Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund. The organizations will work together in promoting the fund to donors and in decision-making as to grants from the fund.

The Community Foundation is launching the fund with contributions and commitments totaling more than $1 million. “With the generous support of our leading donors and with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven contributing approximately $500,000 of its own resources, we are grateful to have amassed such a significant amount in such a short time to assist local nonprofits,” Ginsberg added.

Members of the community wishing to donate can do so at www.cfgnh.org/covid19fund

In addition, the foundation is also accelerating payments on approximately $1 m illion in existing multiyear grants that under normal circumstances would not be paid until later in the year. The foundation is also offering recipients of approximately $400,000 in current multiyear project and program grants the opportunity to repurpose them for general operating support so that the funds can be used to ameliorate the impacts of COVID-19, as well.

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