BRIDGEPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION, BRIDGEPORT $1,689,511
The Bridgeport Consortium will offer after-school and summer programs to reinforce and expand educational and recreational opportunities. The program will provide focused violence and drug prevention components, parent GED classes and computer activities, resources for special education students, and high school vocational programs to train and employ students as counselors and film makers.
NEW HAVEN ECOLOGY PROJECT, NEW HAVEN $91,839
The Common Ground Community Learning Center, located in the New Haven Enterprise Community, will provide educational and recreational opportunities for inner-city youth on a 20-acre campus. The Center will provide integrated education and social services to help students become active learners and to expand their horizons beyond the limitations of a specific community.
NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NEW HAVEN $342,511
The New Haven Public Schools will establish a consortium of Community Learning Centers at two elementary and two middle schools that are located in Enterprise Community neighborhoods. The Centers will offer expanded academic support and enrichment services for low-achieving students to meet or exceed standards in core academic subjects.
MERIDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MERIDEN $199,963
Meriden will expand its present after school recreational program to include integrated academic skills and recreational/social activities for students coupled with health/nutrition and technology programs for children and their parents. Parents are offered parenting activities, literacy and ESOL education and high school completion. Alcohol and drug education programs and summer school opportunities are also offered.