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Summer Jobs:  The First Step into the Working World

Summer Jobs: The First Step into the Working World

Who doesn’t remember their first summer job? Whether it was flipping burgers or picking tobacco, the memories of that first[...]
Boosting Financial Opportunities in Hartford

Boosting Financial Opportunities in Hartford

Most of us would agree that economic success is something that should be achievable by anyone willing to work for[...]
Ringing in Some Holiday Cheer

Ringing in Some Holiday Cheer

She’s all decked out in Salvation Army (and holiday) red, and carrying on a December tradition. Cynthia Garcia from the[...]
Habitat Opens a Window for Disconnected Youth

Habitat Opens a Window for Disconnected Youth

Everyone knows about Habitat for Humanity’s great work building affordable housing for low-income families. But now, it’s doing twice the[...]
October Board Meeting Awards $263,050 in Grants

October Board Meeting Awards $263,050 in Grants

Thirty-four requests for funding were approved at the October, 2019 board meeting, for a total of $263,050, which brings total[...]
Nowadays, Career Paths Begin in High School

Nowadays, Career Paths Begin in High School

Manufacturers in Connecticut complain that qualified workers are in short supply. Demand for machining, manufacturing, computer design and other skills[...]
Don’t You Just Love It When Everyone Wins?

Don’t You Just Love It When Everyone Wins?

Start with one little seed hitting the soil and it just mushrooms from there. Knox, Inc.’s urban farming operation is[...]
Why Work if Your Whole Paycheck Goes to Childcare?

Why Work if Your Whole Paycheck Goes to Childcare?

That’s just one indicator of an overall childcare system that’s fraught with problems. And a very real issue raised by[...]
Mmmm, Mmmm, Good.

Mmmm, Mmmm, Good.

Liberty Bank Foundation grantee City Seed was up to something delicious yesterday. Refugees from Syria and Afghanistan participating in the[...]
It’s Not Where You Start. It’s What You Do Along the Way.

It’s Not Where You Start. It’s What You Do Along the Way.

Not everyone gets the same start in life. Money, family, education, health and so much more place us at far-flung[...]