Sept 14th Fundraiser Tickets

Dear Readers:

The September 14th fundraiser is right around the corner. We are excited to let you know the planning committee has nearly completed preparation and will be ready to greet you at Anthony’s Ocean View, when the doors open at 6pm.

To Purchase Tickets!

If a request for tickets is made after September 8th, they can be picked up at Anthony’s Ocean View, at the Registration Desk, from the Will Call list. Please send email to info@eachchildlearns.org, provide your name, # of tickets requested and your email address and phone number.

By Check – On or before September 8th, upon receipt of your payment, tickets will be mailed to your home address. Payment can be made by check, and sent to:

CFAL

P.O. Box 8265

New Haven, CT 06530

By PayPal or Credit Card – Go to our website and clicking on the orange button titled Donate Now on the homepage of http://www.eachchildlearns.org/

Once you complete a PayPal or Credit Card transaction, a notification email will be sent to CfAL and upon receipt, ticket(s) will be mailed to you or your name will be added to the Will Call list for pickup at Anthony’s Ocean View the evening of the event.

By Local Wine Events – Go to the Local Wine Events website, http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/595505/ and click on Purchase Tickers.

For questions, contact CfAL at 203-507-8143, or email to: info@eachchildlearns.org

All entrance ticket donations are tax-deductible, as provided by law. CfAL Tax-exempt # 06-1623641

Thank you,
The CfAL Fundraiser Planning Committee

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Town Fair Tire Foundation’s Grant Award

Dear Readers:

Hearing good news is always special! We here at CfAL were delighted to hear that the Town Fair Tire Foundation had awarded CfAL with a $1,000 grant.

The grant will be used to sustain a program that extends learning beyond the classroom and enhances disadvantaged parents’ participation in their children’s education at home.

Through this grant and financial support from other partners, CfAL will give computer training to 40 parents, and upon completing training, these parents will be given a gently-used computer, which we will install in their home, along with a year of technical support.

Together with the Town Fair Tire Foundation, we are partnering to improve the education of disadvantaged families, who have children attending public schools that do not have a working computer in their home.

Thank you to the Town Fair Tire Foundation for investing in the education of these students who attend our public school system.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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AVANGRID Grant Award

Dear Readers:

We are very pleased to let you know that the AVANGRID Foundation has awarded CfAL with a $2,000 grant for our summer math project called Learning Math After School Can Be Fun.

For readers unfamiliar with AVANGRID, it is the new parent company of United Illuminating and Southern Connecticut Gas in Orange, CT. Its logo is below.

AVANGRID Logo

With this grant, we will intervene and help improve the math literacy of under-performing 3rd and 4th grade students attending elementary schools in a few of the poorest neighborhoods of New Haven. CfAL will deliver 5 weeks of engaging math instruction to as many as 28 students attending these schools. We are now in our 4th week of training, and completing students, who we will call Math Stars, will graduate on August 4th.

We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to the AVANGRID Foundation for awarding CfAL with this grant, and its generous financial support. We are also thankful for AVANGRID being our community partner, as we mutually strive to strengthen the New Haven community, by helping to improve disadvantaged public school children’s education and quality of life.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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Liberty Bank Foundation Grant Award

Dear Readers:

We are very pleased to let you know the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded CfAL with a $4,800 grant that will be used to develop a 3-year strategic plan.

This grant is very important and much needed to help confirm CfAL’s operating direction and major priorities to be accomplished in year one of the strategic plan, and remaining 2 years thereafter.

We are thankful that the Liberty Bank Foundation recognized the importance of CfAL having a new strategic plan, which will ultimately lead to helping CT public school children improve their education.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

 

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People’s United Community Foundation Grant Award

Dear Readers:

We are pleased to let you know People’s United Community Foundation has awarded CfAL with a $5,200 grant that will be used to sustain our parent computer program. The goals of the program are to extend learning beyond the classroom and increase parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Simultaneously, we will help close the “digital divide”.

We are thankful to People’s United Community Foundation for this grant and the Foundation’s commitment to improving education.

With this grant, CfAL will give computer training to disadvantaged parents and upon completing training, we will give the families a gently-used computer that we will install in their home. To support their use of the computer, we will also give them a year of technical support.

Thank you People’s United Community Foundation for being a steadfast community partner.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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Pfizer Inc. and Groton Laboratories Grant Award

Dear Readers:

We are pleased and honored to let you know that Pfizer Inc. and Groton Laboratories have awarded CfAL with a $4,800 grant. This grant will be used deliver our summer math program called Learning Math After School Can Be Fun.

With this grant, in July 2016, we will intervene and help improve the math literacy of underperforming 3rd and 4th grade students attending elementary schools in a few of the poorest neighborhoods of New Haven. CfAL will deliver 5 weeks of engaging math instruction to as many as 28 students attending these schools.

We are thankful to Pfizer Inc. and Groton Laboratories for the financial support and for being our community partner, as we mutually strive to strengthen the New Haven community, by helping to improve disadvantaged public school children’s education and their quality of life.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

 

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James H. Napier Foundation – Grant Award

Dear Reader:

We are very pleased to inform you that the James H. Napier Foundation has awarded CfAL with a $5,200 grant.

This grant will permit CfAL to expand its parent computer program, not just for students living in the Meriden Choice Neighborhood, but for all Meriden Public School students.

Through this grant and funding from other sources, CfAL will give computer training to 40 disadvantaged parents who have children attending Meriden Public Schools.

Upon completing training, CfAL will give the families a gently-used computer, running current software, and install the computer in their home. The families will also receive a year of technical support. These actions will help extend learning beyond the 4 walls of the classroom for the students, and increase parents’ involvement in their children’s education.

This news is exciting, but also important is the James H. Napier Foundation’s Trustees’ confidence in CfAL’s capability to help improve the academic achievement of Meriden Public School students.

On behalf of our Board, staff and volunteers, we are truly thankful for the continued support and grant award from the James H. Napier Foundation.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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First Niagara Foundation Grant Award

Dear Readers:

We are very pleased to let you know the First Niagara Foundation has awarded CfAL with a $2,500 grant for our summer math project called Learning Math After School Can Be Fun.

We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to the First Niagara Foundation for awarding CfAL with this grant. The grant will be used to significantly improve the math literacy and attitude toward math of underperforming 3rd through 5th grade students attending schools in the poorest neighborhoods of New Haven, CT.

At the end of March, we will begin identifying participants for this 5 week project. Classes begin on July 6th.

We are excited about having the opportunity to train as many as 30 students and helping them improve their math performance, self-esteem and attitude toward math.

Working together the First Niagara Foundation and CfAL will make a significant difference by improving public school children’s education in New Haven.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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Program Support from Comcast

Dear Readers:

We are honored to let you know that CfAL has received a $20,000 donation from Comcast to sustain our Digital Literacy for Early Learners, “A Primer for Parents” (DLEL) Program, in the New Haven community.

CfAL works to close the pre-K readiness gap for underserved children ages birth to 5. The organization strives to achieve this goal by increasing parents’ awareness of the benefit of early childhood learning, and engagement in educating their children so their children are prepared and ready to learn and succeed when entering/starting school. The DLEL program is delivered in a 4-workshops series that combines platform instruction, along with detailed instruction and discussion about engaging early learner educational websites targeted for each specific age level, and the importance of enrolling their children in pre-K education.

Digital Literacy in the sense of the DLEL program means having the knowledge to use a technology with internet access as a tool to help educate per-kindergarten children. Digital Literacy is also one of the three primary focus areas of the Comcast Foundation.

Since its inception in 1999, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $170 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. In 2014, the Comcast Foundation donated $17.4 million in grants to non-profit organizations.

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff and volunteers, we thank Comcast for its generosity and supporting our important DLEL program for parents in the New Haven community, as we work together to mutual build a stronger tomorrow for our children.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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Partnership with Junta for Progressive Action

Dear Readers:

We are very pleased to let you know CfAL has entered into a partnership with the New Haven based non-profit organization, Junta for Progressive Action.

For Junta, the partnership provides the organization to expand its brand and reach across multiple Connecticut cities, beyond New Haven. For CfAL, the partnership permits the organization to work with an excellent and committed partner and reduce its resource requirements, while simultaneously achieving its mission.

The organizations will use the partnership to deliver the Tech-4-ALL-CT program (T4a) for disadvantaged families living in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury. The goals of the T4a program are to extend learning beyond the classroom and increase parents involvement in their children’s education.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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