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Hartford Foundation Awards $750,000 Grant to Our Piece of the Pie in Support of the Hartford Youth Service Corps

Nov 15, 2019 The Hartford Youth Service Corps (HYSC) was created by Mayor Luke Bronin in 2016 to reengage at-risk or disconnected youth in paid service learning and academic and workforce development support to help them get back in school or on the path to a job. [...]

Breaking the Cycle of Juvenile Justice Involvement: COMPASS Youth Collaborative and the Peace Center of Connecticut Receive Grants from the Catalyst Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation

Nov 5, 2019 An estimated 3,000 children enter Connecticut’s juvenile justice system each year. Once released from custody, about 75 percent of those youthful offenders are rearrested, with the majority being recommitted. [...]

Hartford Foundation Launches Get Out the Vote/Get Out the Count Initiative

Sep 23, 2019 Hartford Foundation Awards $448,400 In Grants to 20 Organizations to support Voter Registration and Census Campaign [...]

Hartford Foundation Commits $1 Million for Potential 2020 Presidential Debate in Hartford

Sep 3, 2019 The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has committed $1 Million to the Debate 2020 Local Organizing Committee [...]

Hartford Foundation Grant to Hartford Consortium for Higher Education to Expand College and Career Program

Aug 12, 2019 For more than 30 years, the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education’s Career Beginnings program has been connecting Hartford-area high schools, businesses, volunteers/mentors and parents in a coordinated effort to ensure that more teenagers pursue higher education and fulfill their career goals. [...]

Hartford Foundation Grant to Foodshare Empowers Local Families

Aug 5, 2019 Funds will support efforts to encourage healthy food choices and will connect families to community resources [...]

Hartford Foundation Grant to Support Services for Child Victims of Sex Trafficking

Jul 26, 2019 In 2018, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) received 210 referrals for high-risk or confirmed child victims of sex trafficking in Connecticut. Of those, 153 (73 percent) were children of color and 35 were identified by DCF’s offices serving the Hartford region, Hartford and Manchester. [...]

1925 Society Members Learn the Secrets to Aging Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

Jul 16, 2019 The Hartford Foundation recently recognized he 1925 Society, a group of community-minded people who have committed to leave a legacy gift to the Foundation, with a lunch at the Pond House Café in West Hartford [...]

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