Local Snapshot

Educational achievement gaps persist between high and low income neighborhoods in Greater New Haven.

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Dive Into The Issues

Education, Skills and Training for 21st Century Jobs ›


The workforce needs access to the right skills and education to meet the demands of employers in growing industries.

Providing Quality Education ›


Education is the foundation for a successful life. High education levels are strongly associated with better career opportunities, higher earnings, good health, and positive wellbeing. Across the country, however, children receive unequal access to quality schools depending on where they happen to live.

Untapped Potential: Engaging all Connecticut Youth ›


"Untapped Potential: Engaging all Connecticut youth" is an in depth report commissioned by the Dalio Foundation on the causes of and potential solutions to disengagement and disconnection.

Starting off right with early childhood education ›


Before they enter kindergarten, children have already developed many of the basic brain connections that impact their ability to learn.

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The Community Foundation's investments in education span the continuum from pre-K through college and adult-education programs.

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Find Local Education Organizations

Scholarships Awarded From Milton Fisher Fund

A total of $120,000 distributed as seven four-year scholarships; an additional $2,500 distributed as five honorable mention scholarships.

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Making College Accessible – There’s An App for That

Utilizing technology such as smartphones, tablets, and computers, an App-a-thon introduces students and educators to an exciting array of apps that make college more accessible Read More ›

Books & Pediatricians: A Healthy Pair

Learn about the Madison-based office of a national nonprofit organization that teams with health care providers to promote literacy in low-income children.

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