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Ask anyone in this room: There’s no network of support for young black men and women starting careers in New Haven. Trading business cards and collecting names from New Haven and beyond, a new group started to build one.

The event: A kick-off meet and greet for a new group called CALLED, for young professionals of African descent to get connected in the social, business and political arenas. The group, targeted towards people ages 21 to 35 in Connecticut, was founded by Gina Calder (pictured at top, at left) and Jesse Phillips. Click here to read their mission statement and here to continue reading about the kick-off.