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A monthly benefit of CCP membership, the MAY 2019 Member eBrief features: CCP Updates; Member News & Releases; New Resources; Colleague News and Other Events. Remember to login to access this member benefit!

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BRISTOL, CT -- thanks to grants from the Dan Cistulli Memorial Music Fund at Main Street Community Foundation, seven lucky students in Bristol will be improving their music skills this summer.

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NEW BRITAIN, CT – Liberty Bank Foundation is partnering with the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) in a program designed to build the capacity of nonprofits in the Community Foundation’s service area of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington.

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WEST HARTFORD, CT -- A new grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving will allow the West Hartford-based Children’s Museum to bring Hartford children more STEAM programming. Michael Werle, the museum’s executive director, said a partnership between the museum, the Hartford Public Library, the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford, and Connecticut Children’s is going to help the museum expand on its offerings in the city.

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NEW CANAAN, CT -- The 5th annual Camp LiveGirl brought together 130 girls from across Connecticut, including girls from as far away as the Waterbury Boys & Girls Club and the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants. LiveGirl scholarships were funded by New Canaan Community Foundation, the Connecticut Community Foundation, the Grace J. Fippinger Foundation, and  Refinitiv.

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HARTFORD, CT -- There’s good news and plenty of other news in an ambitious study of the arts community in Greater Hartford, initiated by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Connecticut Office of the Arts last year and released in final form this spring.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's new report, Greater Hartford Arts Landscape Study, paints a picture of the arts in Greater Hartford, a scene that’s both colorful and rocky. Jackie Coleman, Senior Education Investments Officer at Hartford Foundation, joins WNPR's and others to consider efforts to better support the region’s artists. They also look back on the early years of hip-hop and breaking (a.k.a. breakdancing) in Connecticut, and hear how some young people are learning and performing these styles today. 

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PITTSFIELD, MA -- John Bissell, CEO of Greylock Federal Credit Union; Peter Taylor, president of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; and Gwendolyn VanSant, CEO of BRIDGE, issued a public written statement commiting to addressing systemic inequalities in our county head-on as they aim for equity of access and opportunity.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. is committing $1.5 million over two years to help the National Urban League launch their new Financial Savings Initiative, a program that will help black households build savings and meet their long-term financial goals.

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