Governor Malloy: Gov. Malloy Announces Funding for New After-School Programs

 
{Governor Malloy Press Release Masthead}
 
 September 17, 2013
 
 
GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR NEW AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Nearly $8.5 Million will Provide Funding for 2013-14 and 2014-15 School Years
 
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, together with State Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, today announced After-School Grant Program awards totaling $8,490,000 over the biennium to support 26 programs in 18 districts.  After-school programs provide a link for communities and families for meaningful engagement in the educational development and well-being of students.  Investments into high-quality after-school programs aid in supporting academic achievement, in addition to improving school attendance and in-school behaviors of the participating students. 
 
“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,” Governor Dannel P. Malloy said.
 
The grants awarded today 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.
 
“To support student success across the state, we must ensure that partners are provided the opportunity to address challenges present in their communities. The After-School Grant Program is one example of how we can enable this important work,” said State Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor.  “We are grateful for the support and leadership of Governor Malloy and the General Assembly, which makes this investment possible.”
 
The After-School Grant Program promotes the implementation or expansion of high-quality after-school programs that operate while school is not in session.  These programs provide valuable educational enrichment and recreational activities for K-12 students.  Often located in elementary, secondary or other facilities, programs also assist working parents by providing a safe environment for students.
 
Programs are designed to complement the student’s in-school academic programming and to provide opportunities for parental or guardian involvement.  After-school programs can offer a wide range of services that support student learning such as tutoring, mentoring, homework help, and enrichment opportunities like hands-on science projects.  Some programs offer opportunities for community service, music, art, sports and cultural activities.  Other programs might offer youth development activities such as character education, counseling; or drug, violence and pregnancy prevention programs.
 
The State Department of Education selected the grant recipients through a competitive process that considered the strength of the proposal to address the needs of students in their community, promote parental and community engagement, provide academic enrichment, support the overall wellness of students, and demonstrate strong program organization.
 
 

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

 

DISTRICT

LEAD APPLICANT

PROGRAM NAME

COMBINED AMOUNT

FY 14 & FY 15

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

 

BLOOMFIELD

Bloomfield Public Schools

Carmen Arace Intermediate School (CAIS) - Journeys

$282,858

BRIDGEPORT

City of Bridgeport

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

$376,504

BRIDGEPORT

City of Bridgeport (Blackham, Discovery and Hallen)

City of Bridgeport Lighthouse Program  (Blackham, Discovery and Hallen)

$376,504

HARTFORD

Organized Parents Make A Difference (OPMAD)

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

$376,504

HARTFORD

Organized Parents Make A Difference (OPMAD)

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

$376,504

LITCHFIELD

ED CONN (Barkhamsted, Brookfield, New Hartford, Newtown, Torrington, and Region 14)

Before and After School Enrichment Services (BASES)

$376,504

MIDDLETOWN

Middlesex County YMCA

Kid’s Korner, McDonough School

$239,342

NEW BRITAIN

New Britain Parks and Recreation Department & Gaffney, Jefferson and Smalley After-School

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

$376,504

NORWALK

Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk

Helping Youth Through Responsive Education (HYRE)

$376,504

STAFFORD

Stafford Public Schools

Programs After School in Stafford (PASS)

$376,504

WATERBURY

Waterbury Public Schools (Bunker Hill & Driggs AS)

After-school Program

$376,504

WINCHESTER

Winchester Public Schools (Hinsdale and Pearson)

CHAMPS After-school Program

$264,130

WINDHAM

Windham Public Schools (Barrows STEM Academy, Natchaug and Sweeney)

Windham Before and After-school Extended Literacy Program

$376,504

WINDHAM

EASTCONN

Community Arts Connection

$376,502

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS

BLOOMFIELD

Bloomfield Public Schools

Carmen Arace Middle School: Youth Academy

$282,856

EAST HARTFORD

East Hartford Public Schools

Crossroads Middle School After-school Program

$376,502

ENFIELD

Educational Resources for Children (ERfC)

JFK After-school Center

$279,110

MILFORD   

Bridges…A Community Support System, Inc. & West Shore Middle School

West Shore Achieves Visionary Education After-school Program

$376,502

NEW HAVEN

Common Ground High School

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

$161,388

NEW HAVEN

Dwight Hall at Yale (Cooperative High School)

Co-Op After-school

$376,502

NORWICH

Norwich Public Schools (Kelly and Teachers Memorial Middle Schools)

After-school Programming Inspiring Real World Education (ASPIRE)

$376,502

OLD LYME

LEARN Dual Language Arts Magnet School

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

$164,696

STAMFORD

Stamford Public Schools (Stamford and Westhill High School)

Aspiring Leadership Through Action (ALTA)

$282,856

STAMFORD

Stamford Public Schools (Turn of River Middle School)

After-school Titans (AST)

$376,502

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH PROGRAMS

NORWALK

Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County

Choices for Success After-school Program

$226,670

WATERBURY

Waterbury Public Schools

STEM After-school Program at Northend Middle School

$282,042

 

TOTAL:

$8,490,000

 
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For Immediate Release: September 17, 2013