January 7, 2019

Nonprofit Notebook — January 7, 2019

Beth Hines

Community Partners in Action (CPA), a Hartford nonprofit focused on behavioral change and criminal justice reform, has tapped its former chief operating officer as executive director.

CPA announced Beth Hines as its new executive director, replacing Maureen Price-Boreland, who was selected by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to be a Superior Court judge.

The Hartford nonprofit conducted a six-month national search before landing on Hines, who has spent 27 years at CPA, a 143-year-old social-services agency.

Hines, a Bristol native, began her professional career as a job developer at CPA immediately after graduating from UConn in 1991.

MARC Community Resources, a Middletown-based nonprofit that provides services for people with developmental disabilities, has completed a kitchen renovation project at the residence of six men with intellectual disabilities, thanks in part to a $2,000 grant awarded by Eversource. MARC's mission includes providing a family environment in a home that is clean, well-cared for, and comfortable.

The Children's Museum received a $6,000 grant from the West Hartford Rotary Club to begin development of an early childhood learning lab at the museum's West Hartford campus. The learning lab will consist of various immersive activities and hands-on learning, aimed specifically toward children ages 3 to 6 and their families.

The United Bank Foundation Connecticut recently invested $30,000 in Hartford Marathon Foundation's 2018 FitKids in School program. The FitKids in School program supports elementary and middle school students with a six-week, goal-oriented running program at no cost to students or their participating school.

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