Civil Rights, Social Action

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Progreso Latino Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven: Elm City Discusses Latino Politics

NEW Haven, CT -- Discussions of Latino pan-ethnic political power filled the New Haven Lawn Club at a forum on Wednesday evening. At the event, Pace University professor Jessica Lavariega Monforti addressed a crowd of roughly 100 New Haven residents and Progreso Latino Fund members to discuss the strengths and trends of Latino political identity. The forum was hosted by the Progreso Latino Fund, a group funded by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to promote the educational and socio-economic well-being of Latinos in New Haven.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Community Foundation Partners Launch Voter Engagement Social Media Campaign

HARTFORD, CT -- A new social media campaign is being launched by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, in collaboration with community foundations throughout Connecticut including Eastern Connecticut, Greater Waterbury and Fairfield County, as well as the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The campaign, titled “My Hope. My Voice. My Vote.” will use videos and graphics to remind people of just how good it feels to cast their vote, and provide useful information about voting in Connecticut.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
“We Stood Up: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement” Celebrates the Legacies of Freedom, Opportunity and Equality in America

RADNOR, PA -- Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC), announced today the release of an audio anthology for children, “We Stood Up: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement.” The new album includes excerpts from interviews with some of the most influential voices on civil rights and social change, including the late Julian Bond and Franklin McCain, as well as former Atlanta mayor, Shirley Franklin, and current Congressman, John Lewis.

Friday, September 23, 2016
United Way Encourages 2016 Voter Registration

HARTFORD, CT -- United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is partnering with more than 4,500 nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools and election administrators nationally to promote the 5th annual National Voter Registration Day (Tues., Sept. 27, 2016).

Friday, September 9, 2016
Community Foundation Shines Light on Incarceration Injustices

NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s strategic work to create a welcoming community underpinned yesterday’s Convening entitled EMERGING: Life After Incarceration featuring author and director, Shaka Senghor.