NBC Connecticut is proud to award a total of $100,000 in grants to the University of Connecticut Foundation, Charter Oak Cultural Center and the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program.
The grants will help to implement innovative community programs as part of a newly launched initiative called 21st Century Solutions.
Learn more about the University of Connecticut Foundation’s entrepreneurial boot camp program for veterans with disabilities here.
Learn more about Charter Oak Cultural Center’s vegetable gardening and newspaper initiative to provide employment and opportunity for the homeless here.
Learn more about the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program’s cyber-gaming math challenge to close the achievement gap among urban students here.
21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge 2012 Winners
University of Connecticut Foundation: $50,000
Charter Oak Cultural Center: $25,000
Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program: $25,000
The 21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge was designed to support high-impact, progressive Connecticut programs in the categories of Arts and Media; Civic Engagement; Community Development; Education; Environment; Jobs and Economic Empowerment; and Technology.