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United Way Announces Grants for Four Local Programs Helping our Community’s Youth

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce that grants have been approved for four local programs that drive positive change for adolescents in New London County. As part of United Way’s partnership with the selected programs, funding will be provided for up to two years to meet the goal of ensuring adolescents residing in New London County will be healthy and safe and avoid risky behaviors.

A volunteer Grant Review Team reviewed all of the applicants, and made funding recommendations to United Way’s full Board of Directors for final approval. The four programs approved provide a balance of supporting different regions, needs, target populations, and ages. Partner organizations are required to provide regular updates on the accomplishments and meet periodically with United Way Community Investment Teams to discuss strategies and progress.

The four programs receiving grants are (pictured clockwise beginning in upper left corner):

  • Higher Edge - $6,000 for its College Access Program;
  • New London Homeless Hospitality Center - $10,000 for its Youth Shelter Diversion;
  • Our Piece of the Pie - $9,000 for In the Communities: Eastern CT Communities; and
  • Lighthouse Vocational Education Center - $9,000 for its Friends Program.