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JPMorgan Chase Boosts Philanthropic Investments

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02/23/2018

NEW YORK, NY -- JP Morgan Boosts Philanthropic Investments: JP Morgan Chase has announced that it will boost its philanthropic investments over the next five years by 40%, to $1.75 billion. The investment is part of a larger commitment to support their ongoing efforts to drive inclusive economic growth in underserved neighborhoods and job training initiatives, and expand its Fellowship Initiative.

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Report Reflects Good News, Continuing Challenges for Women, Girls in Eastern CT

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02/15/2018

NEW LONDON, CT -- The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut commissioned DataHaven to develop a report on the Status of Women and Girls in Eastern Connecticut, and the findings provide an insightful snapshot of disparities that persist, and challenges that remain and may increase, as well as diminish, in the years ahead.

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Hartford Public Schools District Receives $380,000 Grant from Hartford Foundation to Support Family and School Community Partnership Efforts

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02/14/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- Across the nation, educators are placing greater emphasis on finding ways to authentically engage families and surrounding school communities in the support and expansion of educational opportunities for students Thanks to a recent

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Northwest CT Community Foundation Releases Demographics Report

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02/14/2018

TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has published, Community Crossroads - Northwest Connecticut - Where we are now and were we are headed. Community Crossroads is an extensive research project focused on the demographic composition of Northwest Connecticut communities – now and in the future – and core community wellbeing indicators, such as housing, employment, education, healthcare and crime

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ACES Village School Receives Grant for Improvements

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02/14/2018

NORTH HAVEN, CT -- ACES Village School was awarded a $72,000 grant from Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA), which will be used for kitchen improvements and helping students with their independent functionality. The grant will make food preparation fully OSHA compliant, and streamline wheelchair access to the food service area, particularly when students are operating, or learning to operate, a wheelchair independently.

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Hartford Foundation Provides $200,000 To Help Hurricane Refugees Avoid Homelessness

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02/13/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- Refugee families from Puerto Rico who are dropped from the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s transitional housing program may be eligible for assistance through a $200,000 grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The foundation announced this week that it is making the award to the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, just as 37 families in the state — as of Wednesday — were expected to lose the FEMA or state aid that is supporting them at various hotels around the state, including Hartford’s Red Roof Inn.

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