Mayor Celebrates CCC’s Journalism Project | Coop Voices
February 8, 2012

Co-op student journalists worked with New York Times reporter Laura Pappano (in an afterschool program offered by the Coop Center for Creativity) to mentor Celentano elementary school students as they created their first school newspaper, The Celentano Sentinel. Local dignitaries, business people, and educators helped celebrate the students’ success at a party at Celentano on Tuesday. Read more…

Skinner Gets The Scoop | New Haven Independent
February 8, 2012

Two weeks after sixth-grade reporter Danny Skinner interviewed his principal about the broken soap dispenser in the boys’ bathroom, the dispenser was fixed. Alas, two weeks after that, the dispenser is again broken.

He plans to write a follow-up.

Tuesday afternoon, tales of Danny (pictured) and other energized young journalists were shared at festive launch party at the school for The Celentano Sentinel. It’s an impressive 20-page newspaper complete with news, opinion, sports, and even advertising, created and written by the kids of the K-8 Celentano School on Canner Street. Read more…

Pop-up Publishes Locally | Yale Daily News
November 16, 2011

Thanks to a new pop-up shop, book publishing is alive and well in the Elm City this week.

Publication Studio, an independent publishing group, launched a temporary storefront at 196 College St. on Monday. Across from the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, the storefront will be open until Saturday, Nov. 19. Co-sponsored by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Orange Street gallery ArtSpace, Publication Studio’s brief stay in New Haven gives writers, artists and visitors alike a chance to publish their own books on a drop-in basis. Read more…

Yalies, Local Professionals Edit College Essays | Yale Daily News
November 7, 2011

With help from Yale students and local residents, New Haven high school students may have a leg up going into this season’s college admissions cycle.

The Coop Center for Creativity (CCC), a local nonprofit organization, drew 18 New Haven high school students to the first-ever “College Essay Liftoff” on Sunday afternoon. The event, held at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School on College Street, featured local professionals and students from Yale and the University of New Haven who volunteered to work individually with high school students on their college application essays. Helen Kauder, one of the founders of the CCC, said the event aimed to help students take advantage of everything New Haven has to offer. Read more…

A “Plethora” of “Epiphanies” Snuffed | New Haven Independent
November 7, 2011

Abused and overused SAT words bit the dust as writers and other grown-ups helped two dozen high school students polish their college application essays.

The mentoring took place Sunday at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School. The event was called “College Essay Liftoff Weekend.” Read more…

At Coop, They Caught the Creativity | New Haven Independent
June 21, 2011

In the same month as The New Yorker released its list of the best “20 Under 40” writers, Co-Op High School debuted works by “10 under 20” of its best fiction writers.

“Five Months” and “The Day I Was Born” are short stories by Ileana Alvarez Diaz and Mary Inge, respectively. The two are tenth graders at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School and, as of Friday, recently published authors.

Their latest works came about through the pair’s enrollment in “Catch the Creativity,” an after-school program presented in partnership by Coop High, Co-op Center for Creativity, Inc., and Dwight Hall at Yale. Read more…

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