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February 2018

United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) has always been proud of the impact we have on the 15 communities we serve.
We are pleased to share with you details on our exciting funding news and preview what's coming next in the updates below.
 
Earlier month, DanburyWorks--a consortium of Danbury agencies and partners including UWWC--received a three-year, $450,000 grant from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities Challenge to address the barriers that prohibit or limit the ability of immigrants and people of color to participate in education and/or job training programs that increase wages. Just last week, the City of Danbury was announced as one of 35 finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge. Danbury’s application, led by the City of Danbury in partnership with UWWC, rose to the top for our innovative approach to finding a solution to the lack of affordable childcare options for low-income families, and has been awarded $100,000 to pilot our program.
These grant awards recognize the important ways UWWC advances new approaches to problems facing our communities. Through innovation and our partnerships, we are making strides in our commitment to ALICE®(Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and supporting those in need on their journey to stability, including:
  • Finding new ways to ensure our youngest learners are prepared to enter school, and for parents to give their children the best opportunities to nurture their children’s success and aspirations.
  • Increasing food security so the hard-working families of our region do not go hungry.
  • Increase financial stability through our budgeting and matched savings programs, so households can grow assets and attain a level of financial security. 
We remain grateful for your support and know that together, we can ensure that our communities remain strong and resilient.
With gratitude,
 
Kim Morgan
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
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  • Heart of Gold Scholarship Applications are Due March 5
  • UWWC Grant Application Period Closes March 9
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