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Classroom Diversity on the Rise

Classroom Diversity on the Rise

The latest U.S. Census Bureau data show that the number of school students enrolled nationwide has not changed, but the[...]
Immigration by the Numbers

Immigration by the Numbers

The topic of immigration is consistently in the headlines nowadays. A 2018 Pew Research study helps put this news coverage[...]
School Engagement Higher for Kids Involved in Extracurricular Activities

School Engagement Higher for Kids Involved in Extracurricular Activities

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that children tend to have higher levels of school engagement when[...]
42 Local Nonprofits Receive Grants

42 Local Nonprofits Receive Grants

At our October, 2018 board meeting 42 grants were approved for local nonprofits in our market area — everywhere from[...]
Sunny Smiles at Solar Youth

Sunny Smiles at Solar Youth

Talk about a bright idea! Solar Youth reaches children as young as four and can engage them right through young[...]
We May Be a Speck on the Map, But our Numbers Count Big Time

We May Be a Speck on the Map, But our Numbers Count Big Time

Come 2020, it is imperative that everyone in Connecticut is counted in the census. An accurate count determines (among other[...]
Turns Out, It Does Take a Village

Turns Out, It Does Take a Village

A recent article in the New York Times lauded several cities’ new approach to preparing children to succeed. It’s predicated[...]
CT Community Colleges Offer Free Classes to SNAP Eligible Students

CT Community Colleges Offer Free Classes to SNAP Eligible Students

Liberty Bank Foundation has a long record of supporting community colleges in our market area. Quite clearly, they’re a perfect[...]
To Appreciate Nonprofits’ Work, Seeing is Believing

To Appreciate Nonprofits’ Work, Seeing is Believing

On Friday, September 21, 2018 the wheels on the bus went ‘round and ‘round carrying town officials, philanthropic funders, and[...]
Pledge to Vote for Kids

Pledge to Vote for Kids

The CT Early Childhood Alliance’s nonpartisan campaign, “We Vote for Kids” to raise awareness about early-childhood issues, is off and[...]