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.
RICHMOND, VA -- For the 2016-17 academic year, schools and educational institutions in 11 states, including Connecticut, will share grants totaling $1 million from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources.
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.
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.
STORRS, CT -- UConn’s Neag School of Education has been awarded a $20,700, four-month planning grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to support a collaborative, research-based process to augment their UConn Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) for aspiring school principals and intermediated managers.
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.