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NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk Community College students who participated in Family Economic Security Program academic and financial coaching services, were almost twice as likely to graduate than other students and six times more likely to subsequently enroll in a four-year institution, according to research published by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls.
A monthly benefit of CCP membership, the September 2016 Member eBrief features: CCP Updates; Member News & Releases; New Resources; Colleague News and Other Events. Remember to login to access this member benefit!
A monthly benefit of CCP membership, the OCTOBER 2017 Member eBrief features: CCP Updates; Member News & Releases; New Resources; Colleague News and Other Events. Remember to login to access this member benefit!
Guiding Principles and Effective Practices for Connecticut Grantmakers is a concise resource listing the eight guiding principles for Connecticut grantmaker accountability and suggested effective practices.
View materials from the Online, On Point! communications workshop held on April 14, 2015.
This report summarizes what states are doing to promote the development and management of high quality, demonstrably effective early childhood systems. It focuses on one of the central challenges in the systems-building process: the critical role and structure of governance when service delivery involves many agencies. Two potential models of governance are suggested, along with some thoughts about each approach.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- A number of Connecticut’s leading education organizations -- the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN), and the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) have agreed to a set of design principles for the development of a new school funding formula that supports student learning. These guiding principles were developed with Professor Ken Wong, of Brown University and with the assistance of the independent, nonpartisan Connecticut School Finance Project.
View resources from the Education Affinity Group meeting held on January 27, 2016.
On October 14, 2016, Courtney Wienslaw and Lindsay Ancel from AllpointsDigital gave a presentation on "Creating Digital Impact." View their PowerPoint slide deck with resource links.
This report describes the significant challenges and innovative solutions of the partnership that successfully secured millions in federal stimulus funds for the state in 2010 and 2011. The state’s philanthropic community, government representatives and nonprofit advocates partnered to leverage the funds through the Emergency Contingency Funds of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
Connecticut-based health foundations came together several years ago to discuss the need for more data so that Connecticut could better track its progress on improving the health of its residents. The origin of this successful collaboration is described this article in the Views from the Field: Grantmakers in Health.