NEW HAVEN, CT — Liberty Bank Foundation presented $28,000 in grants to four New Haven nonprofits yesterday. Of that total, $20,000 was awarded to the citywide BOOST! Initiative.
NEW BRITAIN, CT -- Smith Elementary School families and staff took time out on Friday morning, May 30, with a special breakfast to celebrate a successful first year using the “Walking School Bus” concept to get children to school safely. “This concept is a winner across the board for all parties involved, and is yet another tool in the school district’s successful efforts to curb chronic absenteeism – an initiative that the Community Foundation is proud to support,” said Jim Williamson, president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.
HARTFORD, CT -- – Achieve Hartford! announced today that the Nellie Mae Education Foundation has awarded the organization a grant for $16,445 in support of efforts to build awareness and understanding of personalized blended learning in Hartford.
HARTFORD, CT – Achieve Hartford! announced today that the Aetna has awarded the organization a grant of $100,000 for coalition-building and community engagement.
HAMDEN, CT -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood, Myra Jones-Taylor, State Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, state legislators and local officials, this afternoon signed two bills at the Helen Street School in Hamden that will expand pre-kindergarten for the state’s three and four-year-olds, add dyslexia as a primary specific learning disability for children requiring special education, and formally establish the Office of Early Childhood.
INDIANAPOLIS, IL – The Louis Calder Foundation has contributed $250,000 to Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, to support the PLTW Launch program for students in grades K-5.