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BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Bridgeport Prospers/United Way of Coastal Fairfield County seek a C2C State Policy Director to be responsible for building a cross-sector coalition focused on improving equitable early childhood outcomes for CT cradle to career.

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NEWINGTON, CT -- Farmington Bank Community Foundation recently approved $160,000 in education grants. Recipients included early childhood literacy, after school programming and educational enrichment. Grants were made to organizations located in Hartford County.

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NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk Public Schools will launch a comprehensive initiative designed to examine and address educational equity in Norwalk. Starting immediately, the district will partner with Temple University's Dr. Edward Fergus on an eight-month project that will include implicit bias and diversity training. The Collective Impact Opportunity Fund at Fairfield County's Community Foundation has committed to funding the Norwalk Educational Equity Initiative. This invitation-only Fund makes grants to public agencies and non-profit organizations striving to close educational, workforce and other opportunity gaps among children, youth and families in Connecticut.

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CORNWALL, CT --  The Little Guild of St. Francis, Northwest Connecticut's leading animal shelter, is searching for a creative and goal-oriented leader with a successful background in fundraising; the ability to be a responsible steward of operations, staff, and programs; the experience necessary to develop and maintain strong relationships with the public; and the capacity to oversee the effective execution of the organization's mission.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont today announced the creation of the Connecticut Workforce Development Unit – a state office that will be responsible for developing workforce policy, utilizing data to set a vision for the workforce pipeline, and coordinating the state’s workforce ecosystem around a common strategy and set of goals.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Aquasi-public state agency that hoped to draw $63 million in federal tax credits to finance nonprofit development projects in low-income and distressed areas has struck out on its first attempt. The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) was not on a list --  released by the U.S. Treasury last week -- of successful applicants for the so-called New Market Tax Credit program, created in 2003 to attract private investment for developments in poorer census tracts. CHEFA will try again when it submits an application later this year for the next round of credits, which will be awarded about a year from now.

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OXFORD, CT -- The Oxford Historical Society's Munn Schoolhouse will receive urgently needed repairs, thanks to a recent grant from The Valley Community Foundation and the Greater New Haven Community Foundation.

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QUINCY, MA -- Nellie Mae Education Foundation announced their first grant awards under their new organizational strategy to advance racial equity in public education. The Supporting Organizations Led By People of Color grants will provide $100,000 annually for three years to organizations led by leaders of color who are working to transform barriers to racial equity in public education. The Amplifying Youth Voice grants seek to amplify the authentic voices of young people throughout New England, supporting their participation in decision-making that affects their futures. This grant fund will support youth organizing groups with three-year general operating support grants of $52,750 annually, as well as technical assistance focused on building their capacity, power, and voice.

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GREENWICH, CT -- The Lipedema Foundation seeks an executive director to be an entrepreneurial and driven professional who will serve as a strategist, champion, and leader for the Foundation.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Data Collaborative (CT Data) is constructing a public data platform designed to provide organizations seeking to increase voter registration and voting in Connecticut with the data necessary to more effectively target their efforts. Utilizing civic engagement grant funds awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, CT Data will provide data, analysis and technical assistance that will encourage the use of data to inform voter registration outreach efforts.

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