Project Innovation: The Children's Museum in West Hartford Wins $75K Grant

NBC Connecticut, Telemundo Connecticut and NBC Universal are proud to present Project Innovation. We are awarding $225,000 locally to non-profits using tech-based approaches to solve real-life problems.

For more than 90 years, the Children’s Museum in West Hartford has been inspiring a lifelong love of learning and science in kids.

“It’s just a great place for kids to come and explore,” said Wendy Stone, a parent from Granby.

This year, it is one of six Project Innovation winners. NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut are awarding the museum $75,000 in grant money to teach local students about science, technology, engineering and math.

“It’s fantastic news because it’s going to let us do a lot of things that we wouldn’t be able to do otherwise,” said Education Program Coordinator Dan Butterworth. “We’re talking about getting into the districts that wouldn’t be able to fund this programming on their own.”

Through the grant they plan to expand the program to eight different schools and reach more than 1,000 kids.

Nationally, NBC Universal Foundation will award $5 million over the next two years to non-profits across the country.

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