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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Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Grant Award

Dear Readers:

It is truly an honor to let you know the CfAL organization has been awarded a 3-year $29,000 grant by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

The grant will be used in 2016 thru 2018 to sustain the Digital Literacy for Early Learners, “A Primer for Parents” program.

The program has been designed to increase disadvantaged parents’ awareness of the benefit of early learning, and help them engage in educating their children, ages birth to 5, so their children can start kindergarten with the critical skills they’ll need to learn and succeed in school. The program combines platform instruction, along with detailed instruction and discussion about use of Libraries and engaging early learner educational websites targeted for each specific age level.

The program goal is to have children from low-income families prepared and ready to learn and succeed when entering/ starting school, by engaging parents in their early education.

We are very Thankful to the Community Foundation and its Board of Directors for recognizing the importance of the DLEL program and its impact on early learners’ child development and education.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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2015 Fundraiser Results

Thank You to Our Fundraiser Supporters.

On behalf of the CfAL Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers, we are very pleased to report of the results of the 2015 fundraiser.

Through your generosity and support, 55 more disadvantaged families in the New Haven community will be participating in CfAL’s parent computer program. Thirty-five of which are scheduled to attend training in October.

With your donations and the help of a wonderful group of volunteers who staffed the fundraiser committee,  the 2015 event raised $22,200.

Thank you for helping CfAL help public school children improve their education.

By all means, we look forward to your joining us at the 2016 event, which is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 14th.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

 

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Congratulations to Waterbury September Graduating Parents

Dear Readers:

CfAL thanks a group of 9 Waterbury parents for participating in and completing the parent computer program this evening, October 1st, and wishes them the best of luck with helping their children improve their education.

Sincerely,

Karyn Stokes

CfAL Executive Director

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CFAL Closing the “digital divide”

Dear Readers:

By clicking on the link CfAL helps close the “digital divide”, you will be watching a video about how Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL) works tirelessly to help close the “digital divide” in urban centers in Connecticut, with a goal of increasing the educational outcomes of disadvantaged public school children throughout Connecticut’s poorest communities.

You can help CfAL sustain its programs by making a donation. Whether the donation is $2, $3, $5 or more; any amount can surely make a difference in the education of a disadvantaged child. A donation can be made by credit card, PayPal, or by check.

By PayPal or Credit Card, please click on the orange button titled Donate Now on the homepage of this website.

By Check, payment can be made out to CfAL, and mailed to:

    CFAL

    P.O. Box 8265

    New Haven, CT 06530

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers

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CFAL’s New Executive Director, Karyn Stokes

Dear Readers:

Please join us in welcoming Karyn Stokes as the new Executive Director of Concepts for Adaptive Learning.

We are excited to have Karyn on board, as our former Executive Director, Curtis Hill has retired from the organization, but still is a member of the Board of Director.

Karyn brings leadership experience to CfAL, as she has served in a number of leadership positions. Her latest being the Interim Director of Career Services at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven.

Karyn looks forward to having your support as she helps lead CfAL into a brighter future that ensures children having an excellent education.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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People’s United Community Foundation Grant

Dear Readers:

The technology tsunami is sweeping across education, at schools and in homes. Every day that passes more and more students’ schoolwork is being required to be completed after school, at home, on a computer. But what if the student doesn’t have a computer at home? They are at a disadvantage. CfAL, through partnerships, is extending learning beyond the classroom by putting computers in the homes of disadvantaged families.

On behalf of the CfAL Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, we are honored and thankful to People’s United Community Foundation for awarding us with a $5,200 grant. The grant will be used to help sustain our Technology Cascade & Training Program for parents who have children attending Fair Haven School in New Haven, Connecticut

The program gives computer training, gently-computers and technical support to disadvantaged parents of students in the impoverished neighborhood of Fair Haven in New Haven, Connecticut. Our goals are to extend learning beyond the classroom, to increase forty parents’ involvement in their children’s education, and to help eliminate the technology gap that exists for disadvantaged families, by providing knowledge, skills and renewed hope.

People’s United Community Foundation and CfAL are working together to build a better future for children and their families, living in Fair Haven.

Thank you People’s United Community Foundation!

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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CfAL Executive Director Retiring

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Pfizer Inc. and Groton Laboratories Grant Award

We are pleased to announce Pfizer Inc. and Groton Laboratories have awarded CfAL with a $4,000 grant for our engaging 5-week summer math project called “Learning Math After School Can Be Fun”.

We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to Pfizer Inc. and Groton Laboratories for awarding CfAL with this grant. The grant will be used to deliver 5 weeks of training to significantly improve the math literacy and appreciation toward math of underperforming 3rd through 5th grade students attending public schools in the poorest neighborhoods of New Haven, CT.

We have already begun meeting with school Math Coaches, as we identify and send invitations to parents of potential participants. Classes begin on July 7th, with a graduation date of August 6th.

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

Working together Pfizer Inc. and Groton Laboratories and CfAL will make a significant difference by improving public school children’s math education in New Haven.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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First Niagara Bank – Gently-used Computer Donation

Dear Readers:

Since our initial parent computer program launch in 2003, the First Niagara Bank and First Niagara Foundation have been steadfast supporters of CfAL. Their financial support has helped us implement and sustain our summer math program and, more importantly, our parent computer program. Through the parent computer program, we have trained and given gently-used computers to more than 3,100 disadvantaged families, who live in the poorest neighbors of Connecticut’s major urban centers. In 2014, we trained and gave computers to 374 families, as we strove to extend learning beyond the classroom, increase parents’ involvement in their children’s education, and simultaneously help close the “digital divide”.

Through the magic and generosity of the First Niagara Bank, CfAL recently received their donation of 300 gently-used computers. We are so thankful for this tremendous donation, which provides enough computers to cover our parent computer program gently-used computer needs for nearly an entire year. This donation will have a positive impact on the lives of nearly 1,000 people, on their path of life-long learning.

Of behalf of CfAL’s Board of Director, staff and volunteers, we are ever thankful for this wonderful gift.

Sincerely,

CfAL Board of Directors

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