Dear Readers:

We are very proud to announce that the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded CfAL with a $4,800 grant that will immediately be used to support our Technology Cascade & Training (TC&T) program.

The TC&T program was designed to close the technology gap for low income students living in the poorest neighborhoods of New Haven.

With the technology tsunami sweeping across education, the use of computers in schools is accelerating for classwork and homework. But, can you imagine life in 2017 without a computer?

People assume every student has a computer at home to do their homework. Yet, more than 37% of low-income families do not have a working computer in the home. These students who do not have access to computers at home are at a distinct disadvantage, making it much more difficult to compete and succeed in school and in life!

The goals of the TC&T program are to extend learning beyond the classroom and enhance New Haven’s disadvantaged parents’ participation in their children’s education at home.

Through this grant and financial support from other partners, CfAL will give computer training to 200 New Haven parents, and upon completing training, these parents will be given a gently-used computer, which we will install in their home, along with a year of technical support.

Together with the Liberty Bank Foundation, we are partnering to improve the education of disadvantaged families, who have children attending public schools in New Haven that do not have a working computer in their home.

Thank you to the Liberty Bank Foundation for investing in the education of these students attending New Haven Public Schools.


CfAL Board of Directors