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Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — One thought of mine changed the trajectory of my entire summer. I had been sitting on my bed for a while, exhausted from applying to internships that didn’t fully excite me. I started to think about the various individuals who I had met through my many years of education that could possibly help me find an internship of my liking.   My first thought brought me back to a memory I had near the end of my senior year of high school,... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
This week’s Middlesex United Way guest column is taking the opportunity to use our platform to help elevate the voices of those in the Black community. This week features a guest column written by Kerry and Lorenzo Marshall. We want to do our part to create an environment where everyone is heard and seen. — President and CEO Kevin Wilhelm.   MIDDLETOWN — Nelson Mandela most certainly loved South Africa, its leadership and its people, but held... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly taught us the importance of safety, health, and having access to the resources required to endure.   The Middlesex United Way takes pride in having the ability to help people struggling bridge that gap, and be connected with services that will ensure their necessities can be met. We have also been incredibly inspired to see how individual communities have also stepped up in this time of need.   Last... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
This week’s Middlesex United Way guest column is using our platform to help elevate the voices of those in the Black community. This week features a guest column written by Joshua Rivera, a resident of Middlesex County. We want to do our part to create an environment where everyone is heard and seen. — President and CEO Kevin Wilhelm   MIDDLETOWN — Due to the recent attention given to the Black American struggle this year regarding the police... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
This week’s Middlesex United Way guest column is taking the opportunity to use our platform to help elevate the voices of those in the Black community. This week features a guest column written by Kwamena Blankson, a mental health advocate and legal consultant. We want to do our part to create an environment where everyone is heard and seen. — President and CEO Kevin Wilhelm.   It is almost 4 a.m. Before midnight, my 13-year-old crawled into bed... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — Middlesex United Way is always proud to support programs and initiatives led by our nonprofit partners across Middlesex County. During the COVID-19 crisis, our partners have been on the front lines serving the community — their resiliency in the face of such challenges has been remarkable.   Over the past several months, the Middlesex United Way has been assessing the pandemic’s impact on financial resources and needs while also... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — We are incredibly fortunate at Middlesex United Way to partner with many exceptional local businesses, nonprofits and other institutions, one of which is Middlesex Health.   In the past 15 years, Middlesex Hospital and its employees have contributed a total of more than $1.5 million to the Middlesex United Way, an incredible achievement.   These dollars are invested in programs that create measurable, positive impact in the areas of... Read More
Thursday, July 2, 2020
This week’s Middlesex United Way guest column is taking the opportunity to use our platform in future weeks to help elevate the voices of those in the Black community. This week features a guest column written by Middletown resident, Patricia A. Alston. We want to do our part to create an environment where everyone is heard and seen. — President and CEO Kevin Wilhelm. MIDDLETOWN — I have lived in Middletown for 10 years. I grew up in Waterbury,... Read More
Thursday, July 2, 2020
This week’s Middlesex United Way guest column is taking the opportunity to use our platform in future weeks to help elevate the voices of those in the black community. This features a guest column written by Middletown resident, Bishop William J. McKissick Jr. We want to do our part to create an environment where everyone is heard and seen. — President and CEO Kevin Wilhelm. MIDDLETOWN — After observing the brutal murder on May 25 of Mr. George... Read More
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Editor’s note: This week features a guest column by Middletown resident Lanea Sellem. “We want to do our part to create an environment where everyone is heard and seen,” according to CEO and President Kevin Wilhelm, who usually writes this column. MIDDLETOWN — I remember growing up in Hartford, an all-black community in the north end, and being the only household that was white. Then, for a better education and a better life, my mom decided to... Read More

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