Stepping Up: 2018 Grants Promoting Gender Equity
All Our Kin, Business Coaching and Consulting Program
To support family child care providers as they increase their skills and capacity as business owners.
Bridges Healthcare, Young Parent Program
To support intensive case management, mentoring support and education for pregnant and parenting young women, ages 13-25, as well as education and information for high school students and at-risk young adults to prevent
unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and risky behaviors.
Career Resources, STRIVE Women’s Re-entry Program
For job readiness training, subsidized internship experiences and placement assistance for women ex-offenders in New Haven.
Connecticut Collective for Women & Girls
The Fund for Women & Girls is the lead collaborator and funder of a newly-established statewide network of allies and advocates for women and girls. Consisting of individuals and leaders of organizations advancing women and girls, the Collective works to build capacity and knowledge of members to address issues affecting women and girls. The Collective is coordinated by the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) and is funded by a statewide partnership of women’s funds.
Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, Bi-lingual Community Advocacy Project
Continued funding for staff to provide under-served Latina populations with legal information, referrals to
partner agencies, cooperating attorneys and community education.
Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), Mommy & Me English Program for Refugee Women
To support an English language program for refugee mothers, including simultaneous preschool readiness
education for participants’ young children.
Leadership, Education, Athletics in Partnership (LEAP), Aquatics Pipeline Program
Continued support for the LEAP Aquatics program and for the establishment of a formal pipeline initiative
for advanced female swimmers to train as lifeguards or swim instructors.
Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut, Literacy Education for Immigrant Women
For the continuation of adult women’s intermediate and advanced ESL classes as well as women’s
workplace classes and a Women and Mothers conversation class that includes childcare.
New Haven Farms, Women’s Community Health Ambassador Program
To support the expansion of the Women’s Community Health Ambassador training program to serve more
women, continue building a culture of advocacy around health and wellness goals and expand the time
that the women are compensated for the Farm-based Wellness Program Graduates.
Solar Youth, Girls Empowered
To pilot a gender-focused program for girls, ages 12-17, to be tomorrow’s leaders. Designed for alumni of
Solar Youth’s stewardship programs, comprehensive programming is designed to build leadership skills.
St. Martin de Porres Academy, STEM Girls 3D Printing Program
To support weekly, STEM-centered 3D printing curriculum activities for middle school girls. Girls will
brainstorm, design, code and print projects while exploring STEM professions in science and engineering.
Women and Family Life Center, Creating Financial Sustainability Wrap-Around Program
To support a year-round financial literacy program for women to regain financial stability. The program
includes workshops, one-on-one consultations, guided referrals and emotional support.