Class of 2014 High School Seniors! Register now for the Oct. 14th College Essay Liftoff!


High school students! Can your college essay use a boost? Maybe you have a solid draft, decent outline, or didn’t start at all. Whatever your case we’d like to help make your essay shine.

Volunteers please see link below to register for this event!

We are offering a chance to receive one-on-one attention from college students and writing experts who truly want to share their gifts, talents and personal experiences with you. It’s a chance to see and meet with other high school seniors from different high schools around New Haven area and join in the movement towards college readiness. Where else can you get a chance to meet someone great, get some writing tips, and improve your chances of getting into college — all at the same time. Oh, and did we mention refreshments will be provided so make yourself at home and get this step out of the way so you can focus on that GPA.

This event is being co-sponsored with Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Program

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When you ask?  Monday October 14th, Columbus Day!  

Where you ask? Co-Op High School cafeteria, 177 College Street.

What time? 11:00am – 1:00pm  2 hours of awesome interaction at your pace.


And check out the video of last year’s College Essay Liftoff!

Blast from the Past – - – Time Capsule Project of memories, events, and ideas!

Time Capsule for Coop High School Students called “Blast from the Past” is now being created!!! Give us ideas for what to save from this time period…

This year (2013) our Writing Hub will be doing a time capsule project with some students from Coop High School called “Blast from the Past.” Students will be doing video messaging, newsletters, and personal/ peer assessments to capture this very moment in time for them and the many relationships and experiences that come with this period.



They will be locking away memories, stories, images and other manner of artifacts that best depict this great year we are living in. These creative students from Coop HS will be very famous 20 years from now once this time capsule is opened in the year 2033 or so we hope. The longer it stays closed the better the time capsule becomes!

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Celentano Sentinel Hits Newsstands Today!

The Celentano Sentinel, the first student-run, city-wide New Haven newspaper hits newsstands today! Part of the New Haven Student Journalism Project, Coop Arts and Humanities High School students Zanira Abubakar, Amanda Aponte, Ervin Simmons, Taisha Lopez, Nikita Chebro, Jessica Hughes, Imani Manick-Highsmith, and Amber Fuquharson spent the semester mentoring Celentano Museum School students, grades K-8,  through the brainstorming, interviewing, writing, and editing process. The product is a beautiful, professionally-designed publication with stories ranging from economic analysis, reflections on sports teams, opinions on school uniforms, and advice from student peers. Thank you to all the New Haven community members who supported the paper!

Click the thumbnails below to read the Sentinel (split into three parts due to file size).




3,500 copies of The Celentano Sentinel are available at the following locations:

  • Stop & Shop (Whalley)
  • Community Action Agency of New Haven
  • Start Bank (Whalley & Grand Ave)
  • New Haven Public Library
  • New Haven Reads
  • New Haven City Hall
  • Peabody Museum

A publication party will take place at the Celentano Museum School library from 3:30-4:30pm today. Featured guests include the Mayor John DeStefano, reporters from the New Haven Independent, community leaders from Start Bank and New Haven Reads, and Celentano parents, teachers, and staff members. Grab your copy of the Celentano Sentinel and read all about it!