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Let’s Paint: A Primer in Job Readiness

Let’s Paint: A Primer in Job Readiness

School days are filled with reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic — all that practical learning kids need to grow up to[...]
14-Year-Old Collects 1000s of Books for Read to Grow

14-Year-Old Collects 1000s of Books for Read to Grow

We’re squarely behind grantee Read to Grow. They’ve given more than 1.8 million free books to over 1.2 million people[...]
Save the Date for Our Annual Conference

Save the Date for Our Annual Conference

The date is June 4, and once again we will host the event at Portland’s St. Clements Castle. After last[...]
Healthy Brain Development Leads to More Successful Lives

Healthy Brain Development Leads to More Successful Lives

Between birth and age three, brain development is at its peak. Experiences, interactions, and level of ambient stress all play[...]
Community College Grads Can Expect a Significant Increase in Lifetime Earnings.

Community College Grads Can Expect a Significant Increase in Lifetime Earnings.

A recent study conducted by Emsi* for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities pinpoints their overall annual impact on the[...]
More CT Residents Than Ever Are Struggling

More CT Residents Than Ever Are Struggling

In 2014, Connecticut United Ways produced their first ALICE report. This was a comprehensive and eye-opening study of families struggling[...]
Food for Hartford’s Hungry: Just One Small Slice of House of Bread’s Mission

Food for Hartford’s Hungry: Just One Small Slice of House of Bread’s Mission

Sister Theresa Fonti and Sister Maureen Faenza founded Hartford’s House of Bread nearly four decades ago. Back in 1980 the[...]
A Great Idea Where Everyone Wins!

A Great Idea Where Everyone Wins!

Ever hear of Generations United? It’s a nonprofit with a powerful purpose – facilitating shared spaces where children, youth and[...]
Want to Grow the Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis.

Want to Grow the Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis.

That’s the bottom-line message from a new report released by ReadyNation.* So, two questions readily come to mind: Is there[...]
Ironic But True: Daycare Providers Can’t Afford Daycare for Their Own Kids

Ironic But True: Daycare Providers Can’t Afford Daycare for Their Own Kids

The nation’s roughly 2.1 million day care providers often have few preschool options for their own kids. How come? Their[...]