November 26, 2018

Nonprofit Notebook — November 26, 2018

Hartford nonprofit Riverfront Recapture has been awarded a $200,000 grant from Bank of America for leadership training and to boost its innovation fund.

Bank of America said it chose Riverfront Recapture as one of its 2018 Neighborhood Builder grant recipients for its work connecting community members and visitors to the Connecticut River.

Riverfront Recapture, managing Hartford and East Hartford's riverfront parks and Riverwalk trail system, organizes cultural events, public art, waterfront entertainment and recreation programs. Its parks, open year-round, have connected more than 12 million people to the Connecticut River, Bank of America said.

The nonprofit Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) has named Richard Cho as its new chief executive starting Nov. 26. He replaces former CEO and Executive Director Lisa Tepper Bates, who stepped down in August.

From 2013 to 2016, Cho served as deputy director at the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which coordinates the federal response to homelessness.

Connecticut's credit unions recently presented checks of $16,000 each to Operation Fuel, Foodshare and the Connecticut Food Bank as part of the holiday giving season to raise awareness of the many Connecticut households that cannot afford their energy bills and nutritious food.

Aetna and TheaterWorks announced a new pilot fellowship program, Breaking Barriers, that will provide opportunities for female directors of color in theater. The fellowship addresses the lack of parity in artistic leadership positions.

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