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What's New at LEAP?

Join us at the Dixwell Q House Farmer's Market on June 22nd

June 22nd, 2022

Join us for the grand opening of CitySeed's Farmer's Market at the Dixwell Q House on Wednesday June 22nd at 3:00pm. The Farmer's Market will run weekly on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Q House Plaza (197 Dixwell Ave). The market will feature fresh foods from Connecticut farmers, music, activities for kids, and more!

Now Accepting Applications for Free Summer Camp!

June 17th, 2022

Apply today to the children's summer program for kids ages 7-12. We are also accepting applications for Leaders in Training (LITs) ages 13-15. Dates for summer programming are July 5th through August 11th. 

URGENTLY Hiring More Lifeguards and Swim Instructors!

March 11th, 2022

The LEAP community site needs instructors and guards to monitor Night Lessons and Summer Camp Swim Sessions. We are mostly looking for certified lifeguards, but we can also offer Lifeguard certification to those who are interested. All applicants must be fully vaccinated (with booster). 

If you are interested, please contact Tina Sapiente (tsapiente@leapforkids.org).

Volunteer to Read to Our LEAPers at the 2022 Read-In on the Green

July 15th, 2022

The Read-In is a special part of LEAP's literacy curriculum every summer. Volunteers will read and discuss a book with our campers and celebrate the joy and love of reading. The event will be held Friday July 15th at 10:00am back on the New Haven Green for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

To sign up to volunteer to read, click here.

LEAP Accepting Summer Applications for Senior Counselors

June 14th, 2022

LEAP is currently hiring college or graduate students to work as Senior Counselors during our summer program. Check out the the Senior Counselor application here

Now Hiring - Join the Leap Team!

June 16th, 2022

Want to join the LEAP team full-time? LEAP has several full-time positions open including the Manager of Community Initatives position and the Q House Deputy Director position! Find out what's available and how to apply 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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