Our Partners

The mission of Havenly is made possible with the help of our partners, who have collaborated with us to ensure that our fellows find success during and after their time at Havenly.

Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL)
Concepts for Adaptive Learning was founded in 2001 with the mission of increasing "the knowledge and use of technology of youth and adults preparing them for success, in both school and career, and in a constantly changing digital society." Digital literacy has always been a core piece of the Havenly Fellowship curriculum, since we know that in the U.S., being able to type and confidently navigate the internet are both skills that facilitate a greater degree of freedom in day-to-day life. In 2020, we began partnering with CfAL to deliver quality digital literacy classes to the fellows in our program. By combining CfAL's knowledge, experience, and resources with Havenly's model and relationships with the refugee and immigrant community, we are able to deliver CfAL's curriculum in a way that is personalized, language-appropriate, and responds to the specific desires and needs of our fellows. Thanks to CfAL, each fellow in our program is able to take home a free refurbished computer.
New Haven Financial Empowerment Center
Havenly began partnering with the New Haven Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) in the fall of 2019 to provide workshops about navigating the financial system in the U.S. There are certain things that are important to know about personal finances in the U.S. – like how to open a bank account, the concept of credit and how it operates in this country, how to protect oneself from financial scam – that many immigrant and refugee women never have the opportunity to learn in their own language. Since 2019 Stacy Downer, a financial coach at the NHV FEC, has taught three cohorts of Havenly fellows the basics of what it means to sign a W-9, how to take advantage of tax credits that are available to the families in our program, building credit, choosing a bank, etc. Stacy offers workshops on-site at Havenly, where we are able to offer interpretation into Arabic and Spanish.  
University of New Haven Dining
Since 2019, Havenly has supported 5 graduates of our fellowship program to find jobs in University of New Haven (UNH) Dining Halls. These jobs are union-backed so ensure long-term job security, pay 19-25 dollars an hour, and offer flexible hours that work within the busy lives that our graduates lead as mothers and heads of households. We have been able to place fellows in these positions thanks to our partnership with Juan Dominguez, Director of Hiring at Sodexo-UNH, who we work closely with to help our graduates find, apply for, and smoothly transition into positions that suit their needs and desires. Hala, an alum from our first fellowship cohort, started as a baker after she graduated in 2019 and has since been promoted to an ambassador position, getting paid extra hours to support other women from her community who begin work at UNH.
Gateway GREAT Center
In 2021, we partnered with Gateway's Resource, Education and Training (GREAT) Center to offer a free CPR certification for 10 fellows. This training is very important helpful for people seeking long-term careers in early childhood education or healthcare, but unfortunately it is very difficult to access in languages other than English. Thanks to our partnership with the GREAT Center at Gateway, we were able to organize special workshops specifically tailored to our Spanish and Arabic-speakers. Every one of the fellows in Cohort 4 will graduate with a certificate in Heart-saver CPR!
In the fall of 2021 we began partnering with NextJob, an organization that provides online tools and 1-on-1 coaching to help people feel more confident and capable to apply for jobs that align with their experience level, needs, and interests. Thanks to our friendship and partnership with Dr. Ivette Ruiz, we are able to offer NextJob tools for free to all 9 fellows in our 4th Cohort, as well as one-on-one coaching with Ivette, who is a practiced job coach.