Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Christian Community Action to hold a benefit jazz concert

Photo by Fletcher Oakes
Christian Community Action  will hold a benefit jazz concert by the nationally known / locally based ensemble, The Afro-Semitic Experience  from 4 to 6 p.m. May 3. at the Unitarian Society of  New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden.
Co-sponsoring the concert, in addition to the Unitarian Society, are New Haven’s
Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church, United Church of Christ and Leary
Counseling and Valuation, Inc. of Hamden, according to a release.
Tickets to the concert are $18 in advance (before May 2) and $20 at the door, the release said. 
To purchase tickets in advance with a credit or debit card, visit the CCA website,
There is also an opportunity for supporters to have one-line listing of their names
in the concert program book at a cost of $20 per listing. For details, call the CCA
Development Department at (203) 777-7848.
"All proceeds will benefit CCA programs to support families that are homeless or at
risk of becoming homeless and they strive to strengthen their independence and
self-sufficiency," the release said..
More from release:
"Founded in 1967, Christian Community Action is a nonprofit ecumenical /
nonsectarian social services agency whose mission is to provide “Help, Housing
and Hope,” to those that are poor in New Haven, particularly families.  CCA
operates a three-building / 17-apartment emergency shelter, a single-site 18-
apartmemt transitional housing complex and a food pantry.  Through its Advocacy
and Education Project, it teaches people of low income how they can have their
voices heard in shaping the public policies that affect their lives. 
CCA's latest venture, the ARISE (Accessing Resources for Independence, Skill-
Building, and Employment) Center addresses the underlying needs of families
either to prevent a first experience with, or a return to homelessness. Using
a family-focused approach, ARISE offers comprehensive employment, education,
and case management services directly, and in partnership with other New Haven
organizations, to assist everyone in achieving greater economic security and

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