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We love it when a grant comes together.

Sure, it’s fun to hand out grant checks. But the real magic happens later — when we learn that, in some small way, someone’s life has been changed for the better. Could there be any better reason than that to come to work every morning?
Life Is Coming Up Roses for Rosa

Life Is Coming Up Roses for Rosa

We ask all of our grantees for a human interest story that illustrates the value of their work. New Britain’s[...]
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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[...]
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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[...]
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State Launches 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

State Launches 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

When it comes to solving homelessness, leave it to Connecticut to be out in front once again. A coalition of[...]
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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[...]
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In the World of Housing, Everything’s Connected

In the World of Housing, Everything’s Connected

The latest Connecticut state capital budget proposes no new bond authorizations for affordable housing development. At first blush, curtailing borrowing[...]
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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[...]
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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

One in eight Connecticut adults and one in six children – over 500,000 people — are hungry (according to Liberty[...]
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Some Kids Have Nothing to Smile About

Some Kids Have Nothing to Smile About

How come? They are homeless. Unaccompanied by a parent or family member, they are literally on their own. How many[...]
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You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby.

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby.

The Shepherd Home on the Connecticut Valley Hospital property is a stately building. It first served as a campus dormitory[...]
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