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United Way of Western Connecticut Receives Senate Directed Funding
We are thrilled to share the news that United Way of Western Connecticut is set to receive $1.2 million in Senate Directed funding through the passage of the Federal Omnibus Bill. These funds will be used to support ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income… more
Equity Challenge Resources: Financial Stability
5-Day Equity Challenge Resources: Financial Stability The resources shared during our 5-Day Equity Challenge were a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. We are… more
United Way of Western Connecticut Awards Grants to Seven Local Organizations Addressing Food Insecurity for Seniors
Seven local organizations focused on addressing food insecurity among older Danbury residents have been awarded mini grants to fuel their work. Recipients include members of the Danbury Food Collaborative, an initiative working toward improving food… more
Black History Month: Staff Reading List
Throughout Black History Month we shared weekly reading lists across our social media. These lists were compiled from recommendations submitted by our colleagues, highlighting their favorite books from Black authors. Here are our top picks… more
United Way of Western Connecticut Launches Regional Grant Opportunity
United Way of Western Connecticut Launches Regional Grant Opportunity Nonprofits serving Western Connecticut can seek funding related to education and financial stability beginning February 16 DANBURY, CT (February 15, 2022) — United Way of… more
United Way of Western Connecticut Launches Regional Grant Opportunity
United Way of Western Connecticut is once again launching our regional grant opportunity for nonprofits. Beginning February 16, nonprofits serving Western Connecticut can seek funding related to education and financial stability. UWWC will provide… more
Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?
The Earned Income Tax Credit is a critical, and often underutilized, tax credit for low- to moderate-income households. Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day to help raise awareness for… more
Danbury’s Age Well Community Council Hosts Roundtable Conversation with Community Leaders
  The Age Well Community Council hosted a virtual conference alongside Danbury-area community partners and legislators to discuss the council’s progress, new initiatives, and crucial findings impacting the aging community. The Council–which… more
Stamford Summer Literacy Initiative Makes Reading Fun
  Many children succumb to a phenomenon called "Summer Slide." They lose ground in reading over the summer months when they are not in school.  To combat Summer Slide, Stamford Cradle to Career has conducted the Stamford Summer Literacy… more
Students Have a Fun and Educational Summer After a Difficult Year
Stamford Cradle to Career Partners with Schools on Summer School Program  After more than a year of staring at screens and disrupted school schedules, Stamford students in kindergarten through grade eight were able to attend a free, full-day… more