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3.23.22 Labors of Love Podcast Fatherhood Series: Erik Clemons

Labors of Love Podcast Fatherhood Series hosted by Hafeeza Ture: This evening I have the privilege of speaking with Erik Clemons, father of 4 and co-founder of Connecticut Community Outreach and Revitalization Program (ConnCORP) a subsidiary of ConnCAT designed to explore and implement opportunities for economic development and investment in New Haven

Prior to founding ConnCORP, Erik was the founding CEO and President of the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT), a non-profit organization based on the model of Bill Strickland’s National Center for Arts and Technology, which is dedicated to creating empowering art-based educational environments for at-risk public-school students and workforce training programs for under and unemployed adults.

Erik has an extensive background in nonprofit management and organizational leadership. For more than 20 years, Erik has committed himself to serving the best interests of diverse and traditionally underserved communities.

Erik serves as an Education Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Yale-New Haven Hospital Trustee, member of the Connecticut State Board of Education, Board Chair of the Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH), Board of Trustees at New Haven Bank, Quinnipiac University Board of Trustees. Erik holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Arts in Theology and Ethics from the Hartford Seminary. He is also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT.


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