The Community Foundation’s latest round of grant awards includes funding from its signature First Years First initiative to boost early childhood development programs that are benefitting children and families throughout the area.
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After two years of hard work at improving school attendance, thanks in part to Community Foundation leadership and funding, the Consolidated School District of New Britain is seeing evidence that the effort is paying off in improved academic performance.
As part of its Community Sponsorship Awards pilot program, the Community Foundation is providing assistance to eight local community events, each of which plays an important role in boosting civic pride and bringing neighbors together.
Some 56 area students have been awarded scholarships totaling more than $175,000 from funds managed by the Community Foundation, the largest single-year scholarship award total in the Foundation’s 70-plus years.
The hard work of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington is paying off: Funding from the Community Foundation’s First Years First Fund and others is helping to implement Southington’s Community Plan for Young Children.