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The School of Opportunity Knocks

The School of Opportunity Knocks

‘Summer’ and ‘school’ — two words most kids do not want to hear uttered together. Unless, of course, those kids[...]
Nothing Says Welcome Like a Grant Check

Nothing Says Welcome Like a Grant Check

With just days on the job, Higher Edge’s new Executive Director, Theresa Armendarez, receives a hearty welcome from Liberty Bank[...]
When Adults Learn to Read a Whole New World Opens Up

When Adults Learn to Read a Whole New World Opens Up

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably never considered what life is like for the illiterate. Their worlds can be pretty[...]
One-Quarter-Million Dollars of Caring

One-Quarter-Million Dollars of Caring

Thirty-five organizations in the Liberty Bank market area received grants at our latest board meeting. These are intended to address[...]
The Astonishing Power of the Right Brain

The Astonishing Power of the Right Brain

Mostly everyone spends all day in left-brain land. This logical side helps you figure out math problems, decide if it’s[...]
CT Governor Announces Record Drop in Homelessness

CT Governor Announces Record Drop in Homelessness

On May 15, CT Governor Dannel Malloy addressed the 400+ attendees at the CT Coalition to End Homelessness’ annual training institute.[...]
Want to go far in today’s job market? Community college is the place to start.

Want to go far in today’s job market? Community college is the place to start.

Today, the US economy runs on knowledge. That’s borne out by a telling statistic: The number of workers in occupations[...]
The Sign Says, “Fun, Fun, Fun,” But …

The Sign Says, “Fun, Fun, Fun,” But …

It may be fun, fun, fun for the universe to choose your fate, but not so much for high school seniors[...]
Dollars Invested Don’t Guarantee Results

Dollars Invested Don’t Guarantee Results

The amount spent per pupil for public elementary-secondary education for all 50 states and the District of Columbia increased by[...]
More Pencils, More Books

More Pencils, More Books

… but that’s a good thing. We just made a grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol to[...]