“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” -Nelson Mandela
Here is a news video from earlier this year of a key STRIVE meeting.
STRIVE, founded in the Cincinnati area in 2006, created a framework for cradle-to-career programs that has since been expanded nationwide. In addition to STRIVE network members in cities across Ohio, the network has also expanded into New York state and city and Providence, Rhode Island.
Join us for games, food, music, and a special visit from Santa Claus at the
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY!!!!
When: Friday, December 13, 2013
Please sign your child up to receive a gift at the party.
Hosted by the 11th grade class at St. Luke’s School of New Canaan — Thank you!
Educators are increasingly focusing on the ninth grade as the year that determines whether a young person will move on or drop out of school. According to research published in the journal Education, ninth graders have the lowest grade point average, the most missed classes, the majority of failing grades, and more misbehavior referrals than any other high-school grade level. Ninth grade has increasingly become a “bottleneck” for students: A joint report from Princeton University and the Brookings Institution found “in 1970, there were 3 percent fewer tenth graders than ninth graders; by 2000, that share had risen to 11 percent.”
Click here to see a short video of CARVER75 being created before eyes.
Established in honor of the bank’s 150th anniversary, the First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development for children and families. As a mutual bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers contributions made by the foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.
The Carver Foundation of Norwalk received a grant of $7,500 for the Norwalk Mentor Program that coordinates a structured one-on-one mentoring relationship between a student and adult volunteer.