Hartford Consortium Gets $200K Grant To Support Student Programs

Congratulations to JAG CT’s parent organization, the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, on being honored by the Bank of America with its Neighborhood Builders Award!

According to The Hartford Courant:

“The two-year grant, part of the bank’s Neighborhood Builders program for nonprofits, will support Career Beginnings, a college access initiative, and give a boost to Jr. Apprentice, a job training program in its second year at Bulkeley High School that offers paid work experience to about 15 to 20 students, said Martin Estey, the consortium’s executive director.

“The grant will also be used to commission an economic impact study of those two programs to show ‘our return on investment,’ Estey said Tuesday. ‘Young people who go to college defer childbirth, they are less involved with the criminal justice system, they have more earning potential.’

“The consortium, which is composed of colleges and universities in the Hartford region, was honored by Bank of America at a reception Tuesday night at the Bushnell.”

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