Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI)
Applications are currently being accepted for The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) classes scheduled to start in January all across CT. PLTI trains, inspires and empowers parents to become effective advocates for children. The twenty-week training, dinner & on-site child care are provided at no charge to the participants. Many of the 2500 PLTI grads have used their skills to benefit the children of their community by serving on Boards of Education, Town Councils, School Governance Councils, PTOs/PTAs & in the CT General Assembly. For more info on PLTI, visit our website @ http://www.plti-ct.org/. Moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents, uncles, aunties and other caring adults are welcome to join.
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Acclaimed Saxophonist to Lead McLean Institute of Jazz
The Hartt School is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson as associate professor of jazz and chair of the renowned Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz.
Jackson, whose appointment began in August, will serve as the educational and administrative leader for the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, and will teach, work with ensembles, assist in recruitment and development efforts, and represent the Institute and The Hartt School both internally and externally. (Continue)...
New State Median Income Guidelines
New State Median Income (SMI) guidelines went into effect on July 1. The guidelines help determine eligibility for various local and state programs including energy assistance. Click here for more information.
Summer And Winter Utility Assistance Program Open
Summer Assistance - Operation Fuel is accepting applications for the Summer Utility Assistance program. The program provides a one-time cash grant of up to $500 (paid directly to the utility) to help income eligible households that are in an emergency situation. Assistance is for gas or electric utilities only and specific eligibility criteria applies.
Winter Assistance - The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) has started early intake for winter heating assistance. Applications are available through Community Action Agencies. Assistance covers oil, gas, electric, propane, wood, coal and kerosene heat.
Dial 2-1-1 for more information on both programs.