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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded a three-year, $435,000 grant to support The CLUB teen program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford.
The new teen initiative will serve teen members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, ages 13-18, through a wide range of academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and citizenship programming.
This program will offer teens options for leadership development, career and college exploration, educational support and social competence. The CLUB will also help to ensure that these young adults are prepared for the workforce, post-secondary education or other career options.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. Founded in 1925, it is dedicated to improving the quality of life for area residents.
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity has received $100,000 in support for its South Marshall Street Project from Connecticut Light and Power Co.'s Finance Housing Tax Credit Contribution Program.
The money will help fund 16 townhouses nearing completion on South Marshall Street in Hartford's Asylum Hill neighborhood. In the area, near some of the state's most historic landmarks and largest companies, 37.5 percent of the residents are living below the poverty line.
“Hartford Habitat prides itself on creating simple, decent affordable homes in partnership with others,” said Rich McGeary, president and CEO of Hartford Habitat. “As a community, we are committed to investing in Hartford and the future of the Capitol Region and CL &P's generous tax credit will allow Hartford Habitat to continue that collaborative effort.”
Hartford Habitat builds affordable homes that are sold at zero percent interest and at no profit to low income families willing to commit to mortgage payments, 150 hours of sweat equity work, and financial literacy training. Hartford Habitat is the largest home builder in the Hartford Area, having completed nearly 200 homes to date.
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The Department of Nutrition at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford has been awarded a three-year grant of $599,133 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — Education.
“This significant grant funding advances USJ's commitment to supporting public health initiatives throughout Connecticut,” said University of Saint Joseph President Pamela Trotman Reid. “By partnering with Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Programs; Mobile Foodshare; community health centers; food pantries; farmers' markets; and other agencies, we are continuing to address the critical health issues, such as balanced nutrition and physical activity, that will result in long-term benefits for our local communities.”
SNAP-Ed provides education to individuals on a limited income, assisting them in making healthy choices to maximize food dollars (shopping, label-reading, food preparation, recipes, and safety in handling and storage), as well as choosing physically active lifestyles. Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP is the largest of the federal nutritional assistance programs, ensuring that people have access to healthy and nutritious foods.
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Associates at S&S Worldwide have raised $1,000 to help local families in need. The money, which was donated to the Colchester Food Bank, came by way of the company's annual basket raffle and a craft bazaar … . AT&T Connecticut donated $5,000 through Organized Parents Make a Difference in support of the Outdoor Hartford program. The funds will allow students at the Mary Hooker Environmental Sciences Magnet School in Hartford to take part in the after-school program that provides urban youth with an opportunity to connect what they learn in the classroom with experiences and learning in nature … . ARS Restoration Specialists, which has an office in North Haven, raised $250,000 for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation … . The fourth annual Manufacturing Technology Benefit Golf Tournament netted $33,000 for Asnuntuck Community College. Gary Caravella, president of CNC Engineering Inc. in Enfield, and Barry Agosti, vice president of Koma Precision Inc. in East Windsor, spearheaded the event, held at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course in Bloomfield.
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