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What's New at LEAP?

You're Invited: Q House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

October 8th, 2021

Saturday, October 30 | 11am-1pm


Please join the Q House Advisory Board, the City of New Haven, LEAP, the New Haven Free Public Library, the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, and the New Haven Department of Elderly Services in celebrating the revival of the historic Q House and its renewed promise to the community of New Haven. 

Click here for more information, and RSVP at dixwellqhouse.org by 10/25/21. We hope to see you there!

Now Hiring - Join the LEAP Team!

August 19th, 2021

Want to join the LEAP team full-time? To support our upcoming expansion, LEAP has several positions open in our Programs and Development and Communications Departments. Find out what's available and how to apply here.

Registration Open for Children's Fall Afterschool Program 2021 (ages 7 to 12)

August 12th, 2021

The application for LEAP's fall afterschool program (Sept. 27-Dec. 17) is now open. The program is entirely free of charge to families. Children must be between the ages of 7 and 12 years old and live in one of our five neighborhoods (Dixwell/Newhallville, Dwight/Kensington/West River, Fair Haven North, Fair Haven South, or the Hill). Find out more and register your child here

LEAP Accepting Fall Applications for Junior and Senior Counselors

August 9, 2021

LEAP is currently hiring high school and college-aged students (ages 16-24) to work as Junior and Senior Counselors during our fall afterschool program. Check out the Junior Counselor application here and the Senior Counselor application here

LEAP in the News

August 9, 2021

LEAP's summer program has been in the news! Check out our recent media features here!


LEAP student, Sixth Grader


“LEAP has made me a better reader. I love reading with my counselors, and I’m also so excited that LEAP gave me books to bring home because before all I had was baby books.” 


To improve their literacy skills and close the achievement gap, LEAP kids read an average of 17 books every summer and get to keep 5 books for their home libraries. Payton shares her new books with her three siblings.

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