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Congratulations, Heri!

Congratulations, Heri!

We’re pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Donald B. Wilbur Scholarship — Heri Mulungula, recent graduate of James[...]
Hats Off to Grads

Hats Off to Grads

Each year, Liberty Bank Foundation provides scholarships for students graduating from adult education programs and community colleges in our market[...]
Hypothesis: Science is Fun. Conclusion: This Event Proves it.

Hypothesis: Science is Fun. Conclusion: This Event Proves it.

We have STEM programming to thank for reawakening kids to the value and excitement of science. It’s not just for[...]
Study Shows Pre-K Education Has Far-Reaching Effects

Study Shows Pre-K Education Has Far-Reaching Effects

Here’s the bottom line: Children of parents who attended a high-quality preschool program in the 1960s were better educated, healthier,[...]
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[...]