53 percent of MA students are not reading at grade-level by the end of 3rd grade and are 4 times more likely to drop out of school. STAND for Children MA works to ensure a better education. Executive Director, Ranjini Govender, joins Newsmakers.
Hosted by: Eric ClemonsProduced by: Greater Boston Newsmakers Team
Opened in December 1955, the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is the largest college-based presenting program in New England, located on the campus of the University of Connecticut. Host Eric Clemons is joined by Jorgensen’s Director, Rodney Rock.
College-bound students must navigate many paths searching for resources, information and expertise in a changing educational environment. Host Eric Clemons’s guest is Dr. Martin Estey, Executive Director of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education.
http://ctphilanthropy.org/The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy President, Karla Fortunato, joins Eric Clemons on Newsmakers to talk about the Council's commitment to promoting, supporting and encouraging philanthropy for the good of Connecticut's diverse population.
Disability Rights Connecticut helps people with disabilities live their lives fully and equally by identifying and eliminating the barriers people living with disabilities face. DRCT Executive Director, Gretchen Knauff, joins Newsmakers to discuss how.
The YWCA has a bold and comprehensive social justice mission. YWCA, Hartford Region, CEO Adrienne Cochrane joins Newsmakers to discuss safe and supportive housing, child care, child education and other YWCA goals impacting the city of Hartford.
While their services are in greater demand, Nonprofit organizations find funding an increasing challenge, even in rich states like Connecticut. Eric Clemons’ guest is the President and CEO of the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Gian-Carl Casa.
Nationally, there's a reported decline in total numbers of international applications in both undergraduate and graduate levels. Suffolk University in Boston has ranked number 5 by News and World Report in international students. What does it all mean?
For Part 2 of our conversation with Maria Kelly click here.
Interview recorded on September 26, 2017 at Suffolk University.
College Bound Dorchester gives a second chance to high school dropouts by providing a bridge to college and the resources needed to succeed. Mark Culliton, joins Jenny Johnson to discuss this transformative program changing lives through education.
Minimizing the summer slide is critical. BELL has created a comprehensive solution to deliver and measure evidence-based summer and research-based afterschool learning experiences. Lauren Sanchez Gilbert explains the power of expanded learning.
Link to Libraries has been assisting Western Mass. children and families create a culture of reading at home by donating books and creating supportive programs for ten years. Laurie Flynn, President of L2L, tells Comcast Newsmakers viewers how.