STAMFORD, CT -- The Stamford Public Education Foundation’s Summer Start program, housed at Stillmeadow Elementary School, runs a six-week preschool for students from low-income families who have had no formal academic schooling. I It’s made possible with $90,000 of funding provided by United Way of Western Connecticut, Legg Mason, and Impact Fairfield County, which provided $100,000 to be used over the course of two years.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Reach Out and Read has launched a new research study being conducted in Connecticut. Thanks to the generous support of The Grossman Family Foundation, and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr/ U.S. Bank Foundation, the study, "Rx for Success: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Technology-Based Dialogic Reading Training Incorporated into the Reach Out and Read Program" started enrolling families in April of 2018.
UWWC to invest $1 million over five years to create jobs supporting licensed home childcare
NEW YORK, NY -- Inside Philanthropy writes about CCP Member Trust for Learning, " A collaborative for early education has attracted some big names, while urging funders to stop picking favorites within the field and focus instead on convening stakeholders and encouraging collaboration."
NEW BRITAIN, CT -- New windows, air exchange ventilation unit, and playground surfacing will now be a reality for the Pamela E. Hill Childcare wing of the YWCA of New Britain, thanks to a $69,425 grant from CHEFA, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
HARTFORD, CT -- In May 2017, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving launched “Spark Funds,” three new current-use funds developed to ignite and more closely engage the community in its strategic work of supporting education, family economic security and vibrant communities.
DANBURY, CT -- Out of 320 applicants, the City of Danbury is one of 35 finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face. Danbury’s application, led by the City of Danbury in partnership with United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC), rose to the top for our innovative approach to finding a solution to the lack of affordable childcare options for low-income families.
DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) in conjunction with Danbury’s Promise for Children Partnership is proud to announce a fun and informative early childhood fair, Off to a Great Start! on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Rogers Park Middle School, 21 Memorial Drive, Danbury, CT from 11 am to 2 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public for parents of young children.
BRISTOL, CT -- Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, located in Bristol, will hold its inaugural “Imagine Nation Loves Burlington Day” in the spring of 2018. This program is being made possible by a $1,000 grant from the Burlington Community Fund at Main Street Community Foundation.
DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is pleased to announce that the application period for its 2018-2019 grant funding cycle will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018.