Dear Readers:

In its efforts to help improve public school children’s education in the City of New Haven, the NewAlliance Foundation has awarded CfAL with a $5,000 grant. The grant will be used to help sustain CfAL’s Technology Cascade & Training program.

The objectives of the program are to extend learning beyond the classroom and increase disadvantaged parents’ involvement in their children’s education at home. These objectives have proven to increase thousands of New Haven students’ learning outcomes.

With the technology tsunami sweeping across education, at schools and in homes, and every day that passes more and more students’ schoolwork is being required to be completed after school on a computer. Most of the homework is completed at home. Yet, students who do not have regular access to computers and the internet in the home are at a disadvantage to their more affluent peers.

Can you imagine life in 2017/2018 without a computer? 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!

With this grant, CfAL will give computer training to 60 disadvantaged parents, and upon completing training, CfAL will give these families a gently-used computer that we will install in their home. To support their use of the computer, we will also give them a year of technical support.

Thank you to the NewAlliance Foundation Board of Directors and staff for being a steadfast community partner. Our partnership with the NewAlliance Foundation strives to strengthen the New Haven community through literacy and education.


CfAL Board of Directors