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ROCKY HILL, CT -- United Way Worldwide recently announced that it will lead the formation of the United for U.S. coalition, a joint effort by corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and nonprofits to assist furloughed federal workers and others impacted by the ongoing government shutdown.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Bank of America’s Student Leaders® application period is open through February 1, 2019 for high school juniors and seniors living in or attending school in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Stamford.

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WATERBURY, CT -- Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $96,000 to ten nonprofit organizations serving residents of 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. With these grants, the Foundation aims to build people’s pathways from poverty to prosperity and to support diverse and robust neighborhood, city and regional economies.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has announced what amounts to a welcome gift for its incoming leader, former State Senator Beth Bye, named by Gov. Lamont two weeks ago to head the state agency.  Just days ahead of Lamont’s inauguration, OEC said it had been awarded an $8,591,087 federal grant – funds intended to enable the state to design and launch better, more cost-effective systems serving families with young children.

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NEW BRITAIN, CT -- For nearly 40 years, Dr. Walter Fletcher tended to the oral health needs of countless children and families from New Britain and beyond at his 55 West Main Street dental practice in Downtown New Britain. When the beloved Dr. Fletcher’s life was unexpectedly cut short in 1982 at age 60 following a heart attack, a seed was planted to one day honor the legacy of a man who cared deeply for his hometown and the people who lived here.

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HARTFORD, CT -- More Greater Hartford Latino youth will have an opportunity to gain real-life job experience, thanks to a $20,000 grant to the Center for Latino Progress from the Latino Endowment Fund (LEF) at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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NEW YORK, NY -- Performances begin January 10 at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 for the world premiere of Eddie and Dave by playwright-in-residence Amy Staats.  Staats is Atlantic Theater Company's 2017–2018 playwright in residence. Eddie and Dave is the capstone of her yearlong residency, supported by The Tow Foundation.

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BROOKLYN, NY -- Thanks to a generous gift from the Class of 1964, the portrait of a young woman now hangs with 12 other paintings restored to their former vibrancy in the new Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts, part of the exhibit “A New Deal for Artists: Connecting Brooklyn College to Its Past, Present, and Future.”

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