Civil Rights, Social Action

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Urban League Receives $36,000 Hartford Foundation Grant to Revisit “The State of Black Hartford”

HARTFORD, CT -- In 1994 the Urban League of Greater Hartford produced the book “The State of Black Hartford” which, for the first time, provided comprehensive information on the history of African and Caribbean-Americans in Hartford. The Urban League will provide an update to this work with the publication of “The 2016 State of Black Hartford,” thanks to a $36,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Philanthropy and the New Normal: Building Community by Design

It was the honor of CCP to have Ambassador James Joseph deliver the keynote address at CCP’s Philanthropy Luncheon and Conference on May 13th. The 250 philanthropists and partners present were deeply moved by the Ambassador’s extraordinarily rich and poignant message of justice and community. We are honored to share his words with you and hope you will save them and return to read them again over time. They may serve as a measure of your work in your community and the larger world.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
United Labor Agency Receives Hartford Foundation Grant for Individualized Immigration and Employment Assistance

HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut has the fastest growing and one of the largest populations of foreign-born residents in the country. According to 2014 U.S. Census statistics, Hartford County has an immigrant population of 132,944, of which 63,242 are not U.S. citizens. This multicultural population is often in need of assistance in navigating the incredibly complex immigration pathways to naturalization or temporary/permanent residency.