Higher Education

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Initiative Nearly Doubles Graduation Rates

NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk Community College students who participated in Family Economic Security Program academic and financial coaching services, were almost twice as likely to graduate than other students and six times more likely to subsequently enroll in a four-year institution, according to research published by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Asnuntuck Community College Receives Grant from Hartford Foundation

ENFIELD, CT -- A grant of $227,600 has been awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to Asnuntuck Community College, in Enfield, CT. The funding, to be distributed over a three year period, will assist the college in partially supporting a full-time Success Coach to work with the Supplemental Nutrition Employment and Training Program (SNAP) students. Funds will also be used to provide student support, as well as develop and implement a computer literacy class.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
House Panel to Examine Tax-exempt College Endowments

WASHINGTON, DC -- The House Ways and Means Committee's oversight subcommittee is slated to hold a hearing on September 13 on tax-exempt college endowments. Lawmakers have been scrutinizing endowments given the rising costs of higher education. The endowments of private, nonprofit colleges are tax-exempt, and the schools are not required to spend a minimum percent of their endowments annually.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Our Piece of the Pie Receives $300,000 Grant from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to Expand Services for Youth in Greater Hartford

HARTFORD, CT -- With the approval of a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Our Piece of the Pie, Inc. will be able to achieve its primary strategic goal of increasing the number of youth served in the region by 32 percent by the year 2018, bringing the total to over 2000 youth served by the organization.