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NEW LONDON, CT – The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has issued its latest round of charitable grants made throughout the eastern Connecticut region totaling $1,989,319. These latest grants are made possible by the Foundation’s generous donors throughout the region, and bring its year-to-date charitable community investments to $3.7 million.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Ensworth Charitable Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $15,000 to Hartford Public Library in support of its Lifelong Learning for Older Adults program. All classes are free and open to the public and specifically target the Hartford community over the age of 55.

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WATERBURY­, CT -- A $30,000 grant from Connecticut Community Foundation to the Connecticut affiliate of FoodCorps, a national organization that connects kids to healthy foods, will give schoolchildren in four Waterbury and Naugatuck schools hands-on lessons in healthy eating in order to promote their preferences for fruits and vegetables—and improve overall nutrition and wellness.  The award is among 51 new grants totaling $366,600 made by the Foundation in their April grant round to nonprofit organizations serving communities in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.

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TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded grants to 21 area nonprofit organizations, totaling $103,950 during its first grant cycle of 2018.

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HARTFORD, CT -- As Connecticut continues to respond to budget challenges and declining school enrollment, some school districts have been considering regionalizing their K-12 education services as a way to reduce costs. In an effort to get a clearer understanding of the potential educational and community impacts of school and district regionalization, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has sponsored a comprehensive analysis of the impacts of K-12 regionalization to help inform those efforts. The literature review focuses on what is known about the effects of K-12 regionalization on education expenditures and educational achievement, based on recent empirical studies.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded Upper Albany Main Street a three-year $287,000 grant that will allow the organization to bring on additional staff to oversee the administrative aspects of the the Route 44 Safety Improvement Project.

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The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is seeking two Data Analysts to work on projects related to performance improvement and dissemination of evidence-based practices in children’s behavioral health. 

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WATERBURY, CT -- More than 50 Webster Bankers spent the school day teaching financial literacy to students at Tinker Elementary School in Waterbury, the largest JA in a Day event of 2018 for the Bank.

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