The Storehouse Project

The Storehouse Project: Mobile Food Pantry delivers groceries to residents of housing projects and students on college campuses including Gateway Community College. When the Mobile Food Pantry was on campus in spring 2020, it served 100 students per semester, which fed roughly 400 family members. The Mobile Food Pantry will be on the Gateway campus for…

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American Medical Response

American Medical Response (AMR) is a medical transportation company in the United States that provides and manages community-based medical transportation services, including emergency (911), non-emergency and managed transportation, fixed-wing air ambulance and disaster response. AMR provides services in 40 states including Connecticut and the District of Columbia. There are several Gateway graduates currently employed by AMR…

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Ena M Williams

Ena M. Williams, MBA, RN, CENP is Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). Williams has oversight for all nursing practice at YNHH and direct oversight for surgical, musculoskeletal, neuroscience, and nursing resource operations center, with a special focus on safety and quality, the patient experience, human resources and…

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Claire LaPia Criscuolo

Claire LaPia Criscuolo, RN, Owner and Chef, Claire’s Corner Copia. In 1975, Claire and her late husband Frank Criscuolo opened Claire’s Corner Copia, a vegetarian restaurant, in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. A former nurse, Criscuolo prides herself on offering healthy food. “I am so proud of the way we continue to conduct our business, of our…

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Erik M Clemons

Chief Executive Officer & President Connecticut Center for Arts & Technology (ConnCAT) Erik M. Clemons is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Center for Arts & Technology (ConnCAT), a nonprofit organization based on the model of Bill Strickland’s National Center for Arts and Technology. ConnCAT is dedicated to providing job-training programs to give…

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Michael R Taylor

2021 Hall of Fame Hometown Hero Honoree Michael R. Taylor Michael R. Taylor is Chief Executive Officer of Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center (CS-HHC) of New Haven, a position he’s held since October 2012. Under his leadership, CS-HHC has more than doubled in size to become Connecticut’s most comprehensive, most inclusive and second largest community health center,…

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Howard K Hill

2021 Hall of Fame Hometown Hero Honoree Howard K. Hill Howard K. Hill is the owner and operator of Howard K. Hill Funeral Services in New Haven, Hartford and Bloomfield. Since 2011, Hill’s Funeral Services has been recognized annually by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) “Pursuit of Excellence” program.  Hill was the first African American Board…

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Lindy Lee Gold

2021 Hall of Fame Hometown Hero Honoree LindyLee Gold LindyLee Gold is Senior Development Specialist with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, serving as the commissioner’s representative to the state’s Workforce Investment Boards, Adult Literacy Commission, Commission on Education and Training, P-20 Council, Green Job Consortium, Workforce Coordinating Committee, STEM Council, Child Poverty and Prevention…

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Terence Floyd

2021 Hall of Fame Hometown Hero Honoree Terence Floyd Terence Floyd is Vice President/Community Relations Consultant with Wells Fargo, specializing in philanthropic giving, community development, team member engagement and non-profit relationships.  He is a member of the Wells Fargo Public Affairs group, which focuses on four areas – housing affordability, financial health, small business growth and sustainability,…

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Rosa Luisa DeLauro

2021 Hall of Fame Inaugural Gateway Lion Award for Outstanding Activism Recipient Rosa Luisa DeLauro Rosa L. DeLauro is the Congresswoman from Connecticut’s Third Congressional District, and serves as the Chair of the House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee and sits on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. She is the Chair of the Labor, Health and Human…

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