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May 2014
Individuals at Yale who want to explore a new career, and managers looking to find “talent” for their open positions, have places within the University where they can turn. Opportunities are at the heart of three groups — the Interim Employment Pool...
A rendering of a $360 million mixed-use development planned for the site that was once home to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Newman Architects
February 2014
A firm that once turned up its nose at this collegiate city now wants to build a $360 million mixed-use development on a downtown parking lot. In a vote of confidence for the downtown area, the Canadian firm LiveWorkLearnPlay has signed on to bring...
Courtesy of New Haven Register. Story by: Mara Lavitt
December 2013
For six years Marquis Dickey unsuccessfully applied for a job with to Yale University with hopes of gaining health insurance and benefits, all while juggling work as a custodian, caregiver and bouncer. After he learned he had a child on the way,...
Khena Awudu speaks at opening ceremony for New Haven Works, a joint initiative of the Board of Alderman, local employers (including Yale), labor unions, and local residents. Led by executive director Mary Reynolds, New Haven Works is a local model for addressing a national issue: unemployment and underemployment in urban areas.
June 2013
At the grand opening ceremony for the new not-for-profit agency New Haven Works last week, one of the featured speakers was also the newest member of the Yale Law School Staff, Khena Awudu.  Awudu, who was hired several weeks ago as a senior...
Individuals who recently obtained jobs at Yale through New Haven Works joined representatives from the University's administration and unions for the ceremony marking the official opening of the "jobs pipeline" program. (Photo by Kimberly Pasko)
June 2013
A resident of New Haven since 2008, Osikhena Awudu had applied to quite a few jobs in New Haven for years — but without much success. “I, like countless New Haven residents, had been applying for positions without a single invitation to interview,”...
Left to right, New Haven Works graduate Osikhena Awudu watches New Haven Works member Angela Moore, Governor Dannel Malloy, Yale President-Elect Peter Salovey and New Haven Works volunteer Kamilia Norfleet cut the ceremonial ribbon at the grand opening of New Haven Works at 205 Whitney Ave. in New Haven on 6/5/2013.Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register AG0501C
June 2013
Josue Rodriguez had been unemployed for four months and sent out more than 100 resumes before his pastor passed his resume to the New Haven Works program as it was launching a pilot program in March. Now, the Newhallville resident has a temporary...
June 2013
After he submitted unanswered job applications for two years, New Haven Works helped open a door to a new job for Osikhena Awudu. On Wednesday he helped open a door for the new “jobs pipeline” agency itself. Awudu, who’s 34, was a featured speaker...

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