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    Kica Matos 2005

    When 38-year-old Kica Matos became Executive Director of JUNTA for Progressive Action, she accepted the leadership of the oldest Latino community service organization in New Haven, Connecticut. But prior to her arrival, JUNTA had fallen into disrepair, even as New Haven’s Latino population surged in number and need. In a few short years, Ms. Matos ...

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    Jennifer Staple-Clark 2011

    In 2000, then a 19-year-old sophomore at Yale, Jennifer Staple-Clark took a summer work position as a clinical researcher of glaucoma in the office of her childhood ophthalmologist in New Haven, Connecticut. She was shocked by what she saw there: scores of low-income and homeless patients whose glaucoma had needlessly progressed into blindness. Ove...

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    Caroline Kennedy Honors Recipients of 2005 New Frontier Awards (October 26, 2005)
    0/26/2005

    Boston, MA – Caroline Kennedy today presented the second annual John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Kica Matos, Executive Director of JUNTA for Progressive Action, the oldest Latino community service organization in New Haven, Connecticut, at a public ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library...

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    Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy Announced as Recipient of the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award (April 4, 2016)
    37/4/2016

    BOSTON – The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is the 2016 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™. Amid security concerns following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, Malloy courageously defended the U.S. resettlement of Syrian refugees and p...

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