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Competitive after school funds released from state

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 Bridgeport, Stamford, Milford and Norwalk are among 18 communities that will share in awards totaling $8,490,000 over the biennium to support 26 after school programs. 

 The competitive grants were part of the state budget adopted by the legislature last spring.

 They are funds programs like Bridgeport’s Lighthouse after school program count on, said Tammy Papa, director of a program that operates out of 24 schools.

 ”It helps meet the overall cost,” said Papa. “The grant is competitive so there is always a chance we won’t be chosen.  We submitted two applications to support a total of six after school programs and both were selected.”

Bridgeport will get $376,504 in each of the next two years between the two grants it was awarded.

The grants will support 26 after-school programs in Bloomfield, Bridgeport, East Hartford, Enfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Norwalk, Norwich, Old Lyme, Stafford, Stamford, Waterbury, Winchester, and Windham districts.

 In a written statement, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, said, “Growing existing programs that work and creating new after-school options not only creates a safe environment for our young people, but further supports our ceaseless efforts to level the playing field and begin to eliminate the devastating achievement gap.”

  Programs funded are ones that are designed to complement the student’s in-school academic programming and to provide opportunities for parental or guardian involvement.  Most offer tutoring, mentoring, homework help and enrichment opportunities.  Some also offer music, art, sports and cultural activities as well as character education, counseling; or drug, violence and pregnancy prevention programs.

After-School Program Grant Recipients for 2013-14 and 2014-15 School Years

DISTRICT

 

PROGRAM NAME

COMBINED AMOUNT

FY 14 & FY 15

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

 

BLOOMFIELD   Carmen Arace Intermediate School (CAIS) – Journeys

$282,858

BRIDGEPORT   City of Bridgeport Lighthouse Program at Jettie Tisdale, Multicultural Magnet and Roosevelt

$376,504

BRIDGEPORT   City of Bridgeport Lighthouse Program at Blackham, Discovery & Hallen

$376,504

HARTFORD   Organized Parents Make A Difference (OPMAD) After-school Program at Kennelly

$376,504

HARTFORD   Organized Parents Make A Difference (OPMAD) After-school Program at Batchelder

$376,504

LITCHFIELD   Before and After School Enrichment Services (BASES)

$376,504

MIDDLETOWN   Kid’s Korner, McDonough School

$239,342

NEW BRITAIN   New Britain Parks and Recreation Department: Every Kid Counts After-school Program

$376,504

NORWALK   Helping Youth Through Responsive Education (HYRE)

$376,504

STAFFORD   Programs After School in Stafford (PASS)

$376,504

WATERBURY   After-school Program

$376,504

WINCHESTER   CHAMPS After-school Program

$264,130

WINDHAM   Windham Before & After-school Extended Literacy Program

$376,504

WINDHAM   Community Arts Connection

$376,502

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS  
BLOOMFIELD   Carmen Arace Middle School: Youth Academy

$282,856

EAST HARTFORD   Crossroads Middle School After-school Program

$376,502

ENFIELD   JFK After-school Center

$279,110

MILFORD      West Shore Achieves Visionary Education After-school Program

$376,502

NEW HAVEN   Above and Beyond: Common Ground’s After-school Learning Center

$161,388

NEW HAVEN   Co-Op After-school

$376,502

NORWICH   After-school Programming Inspiring Real World Education

$376,502

OLD LYME   Enlace y Refuerzo de Aprendizaje (ERA) After-school Program

$164,696

STAMFORD   Aspiring Leadership Through Action (ALTA)

$282,856

STAMFORD   After-school Titans (AST)

$376,502

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH PROGRAMS  
NORWALK   Choices for Success After-school Program

$226,670

WATERBURY   STEM After-school Program at Northend Middle School

$282,042

 
   

TOTAL:

$8,490,000

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Linda Lambeck

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