Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Grants Available for CT-based Community Conv on Education, 6/30 Due Date

Glad to pass on this notice from Community Mediation Inc. of New Haven. They're offering individuals and organizations in Connecticut $2500 Community Conversations grants. Alumni communities are eligible to apply for a $1500 follow up grant. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. June 30, 2010.

The grants are used to organize community conversations about education. Recent topics have included: Parental involvement, Promoting Tolerance, School Readiness, Helping all Children Succeed in a Diverse Society, Skills for the 21st Century and Bullying. For the past fifteen years the grants have been used by 101 Connecticut communities to organize education discussions. Funding comes from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.

The conversations bring together a diverse group of 100 local citizens to discuss issues of importance to them. The conversations will be held in fall 2010 through spring 2011.

Applications and guidelines are available on the Community Conversations web site: www.ctconversations.org. For further information call: Community Mediation at: 203 782 3500.
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