BOSTON, MA -- When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at Morehouse College, he suggested that others follow his lead. But is there even enough black private wealth in the United States to pay off all black student loan debt?
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s (The Foundation) Kara Straun received the Association of Black Foundation Executives’ (ABFE) Philanthropic Emerging Leadership Award on April 5 in Detroit.
HARTFORD, CT -- Martha McCoy, Executive Director of Everyday Democracy, reviews the recent inaugural Connecticut Civic Ambassador's Summit held at the Hartford Public Library, and the swearing in of 40 new Civic Ambassadors.
WEST HARTFORD, CT -- A new multimedia exhibit will put West Hartford's diverse population on display. The project was developed over the last year by town employees Roszena Haskins, the town's director of adult and continuing education, and Kerry Jones, director of elementary education, after receiving a $50,000 grant from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.
WEST HARTFORD — When Roszena Haskins and Kerry Jones first heard that their proposed storytelling grant application was approved last November, they were ecstatic. With a $50,000 Inspiring Equity grant from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, the grant coordinators set out to find a unique approach to bring the community together through the lens of individual and collective stories. Now, one year later, the product of this initiative will be unveiled in a high-tech, multi-media exhibit that will be shared on Dec. 14 and 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Town Hall Auditorium, 50 South Main Street. The exhibit is free and open to all.
FAIRFIELD, CT -- Sacred Heart University’s Film and Television Master’s Program (FTMA) has received a $20,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation to develop a series of one-minute films promoting inclusion and diversity.