Nine grants awarded by education foundation

Nine grants awarded by education foundation


The Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation recently awarded nine grants, totaling almost $15,000, to local school and community groups.

Grants were awarded to the following groups:

Durham Middlefield Youth and Family Services (DMYFS), Adventures in Cardboard, where youth will build sea-themed cardboard projects, learn about the sea and preserving our waterways.

Levi E. Coe Library was awarded two grants, the first for a program for patrons to use a scanner and learn how to preserve precious photos and memorabilia; the second for a series of special programming related to the library's 125th anniversary.

RSD13, DMYFS and IDS will collaborate on a four-part parent education series, particularly focused on topics such as anxiety and depression, digital safety, substance abuse and wellness. New Horizons Domestic Violence Services will be leading a series of informational and training sessions to increase awareness and recognition of domestic violence in our communities.

The Durham Library will offer an arts workshop series, including photography, drawing and art appreciation. Two RSD 13 educators, Amy Schaefer and Tina Hurlburt, will sponsor a program for women 16 years old-plus to teach and empower them to feel comfortable, safe and independent hiking in Connecticut.

Complete Streets Durham CT will be creating a “Walk Our Town” program to encourage pedestrians to explore Main Street using walking maps with directions and descriptions to different destinations.

Finally, the Middlefield Senior Center will be offering a series of musical performances for seniors in Middlefield to provide fun and to stimulate conversation that could lead to the recollection and sharing of memories.

CVEF is celebrating its 10th year in 2018. Over $115,000 in grants has been awarded to 85 individuals, schools and community organizations during the foundation's grant cycles.

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