by Paul Steinmetz
After two years of planning, Cynthia Newlin O’Connor’s career as an activist hit the peak. She stood in Times Square and watched a ton of ivory that had been smuggled into the U.S. go through a crusher.
These ivory crushes, as they’re called, are held to demonstrate to a world audience, including […]
Identifying and addressing developmental or behavioral concerns in young children early, before problems escalate, can rewrite the script for their future. Easier said than done. But organizations in Connecticut are taking steps to address the gap in services, making an innovative “mid-level” development assessment available to families across the state. It is an approach that […]
Of the 4,000 affordable housing units added to the 38-town Greater Hartford region over the past five years, nearly half (47 percent) have been in Hartford and New Britain – almost as many as were added in all of the other 36 towns in the region combined.
That stark statistic is among the points emphasized […]
The ZOOM Foundation Public Policy Fellowship is designed to develop a sustainable public service leadership pipeline in Connecticut by providing action learning opportunities and leadership development training that empowers emerging leaders to contribute meaningfully to Connecticut’s public policy.
For Waterford native Katie Magboo, a 2005 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Connecticut who […]
The Hartford has committed $1.4 million to the AARP Foundation to extend the Foundation’s Back to Work 50+ initiative to help low-income older adults assess opportunities to become entrepreneurs and create microenterprises. The three-year sponsorship, which broadens The Hartford’s long-standing relationship with AARP, is part of The Hartford’s national philanthropic program. Communities with HART aims […]
At the beginning of this month, there were 1,467 individuals registered for organ transplants in Connecticut, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Organ Procurement and Transplant Network. The longest list was for a kidney transplant, with 1,259 names. In addition the transplant waiting lists included 159 people seeking a liver […]
by Katrina Olson
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced in April 2015 proposed changes to reporting for nonprofit organizations nationwide and will impact the approximately 13,340 nonprofits currently registered with the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection. The proposal represents the first major overhaul of nonprofit reporting requirements in more than two decades.
New Haven-based Prometheus Research will be receiving one million dollars in additional support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and health-focused private philanthropies for their work developing open-source integrated registry software and related clinical research informatics data standards.
“The ability to use a single integrated registry platform for both observational and interventional research projects […]
The top ranked hospitals in Connecticut were Yale-New Haven Hospital, Hartford Hospital, and Danbury Hospital, followed by Greenwich Hospital, Middlesex Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Waterbury Hospital and St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. That is the status in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of the nation’s best hospitals, […]
There appears to be no shortage of outstanding young professionals in Connecticut, as a glimpse at business publications this month clearly shows.
Hartford Business Journal has named “the 40 best young professionals in Greater Hartford,” and Fairfield County Business Journal has honored its top choices, with their annual 40 Under 40 Awards recognizing emerging business […]
Nearly one-in-five potential first-time home buyers nationwide are actively looking to buy and nearly two-thirds would like to provide a sizable down payment of 20 percent or more. Nearly two-thirds, 62 percent, of potential first-time home buyers think they will purchase a home within the next two years. Among millennial survey respondents, this number is […]
Four Connecticut companies – Dymotek of Ellington, Jonal Laboratories, Inc. of Meriden, Mutualink of Wallingford and Proton OnSite of Wallingford – were among 26 companies nationwide to receive the President’s “E” Award for Exports, as determined by the U.S. Department of Commerce. In addition, Stamford-based Finacity Corporation and Hartford-based law firm Shipman and Goodwin […]
by Nicole Lindsay and Meghan Lowney
We have the great privilege of supporting the development of rising social change leaders in Connecticut. Through our leadership programs and in conversations with individual leaders over the years, we’ve listened and learned. It’s clear that rising leaders are passionate about social change and want to have greater impact. […]
Connecticut’s top 20 suburbs to raise a family are led by the Fairfield County communities of Darien, Weston, New Canaan, Westport, and Wilton, taking the first five slots. Rounding out the top 10 were Simsbury, Cheshire, Glastonbury, Madison, and Easton, according to the website Niche. Also reaching the top 20 were Monroe, Avon, Farmington, Middlebury, […]