Grants offered for support of tech school grads

Published on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:01
Written by Skyler Frazer

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN – The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain recently announced the availability of a grant of up to $10,000 for organizations that can help non-college-bound students achieve success.

Organizations that can offer employment training and support programs targeted to these students in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington are invited to respond to the Foundation’s Request for Proposals for the 2017 Catalyst Fund grant.

“Supports and training are needed to help non-college-bound students be competitive in the job market upon leaving high school,” said Joeline Wruck, director of community initiatives for the Community Foundation in a release announcing the grant. “More is needed to train these individuals and provide them with the skills they need to be successful. In addition to specific training for various fields, these young people also need to develop the soft skills, thinking and problem-solving abilities required to become and remain gainfully employed.”

According to the CFGNB, the Catalyst Fund is a “giving circle” of local citizens who seek to improve quality of life in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. Grant awards are directed by a group of community-minded Catalyst Fund members.

Three times per year, members gather to learn about a member-chosen issue facing their community and consider funding requests from charitable organizations addressing the issue.

The RFP is available on the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfgnb.org/requests-for-proposals . Questions regarding the RFP may be directed to Joeline Wruck at jwruck@cfgnb.org or 860-229-6018, ext. 307.

Proposals for the grant are due August 14.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:01. Updated: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:03.