head start

Anti-poverty
3:02 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Defunct NEON faces creditors in bankruptcy proceedings Thursday

A former embattled Fairfield County anti-poverty agency will face creditors in bankruptcy proceedings Thursday morning. The defunct agency owes upwards of $3.500,000 but only has assets of less than $500,000. Among the largest debts are nearly $950,000 to Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company and more than $600,000 to the Connecticut Department of Labor. 

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Grants continue early childhood programs
6:00 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Stamford and Bridgeport Head Start programs win millions in federal funding

Organizations running early childhood education programs for low-income kids in Stamford and Bridgeport have won millions of dollars in federal grants to continue their programs.

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Social Services
6:54 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

NEON CEO refutes rumors agency is in its 'last days'

The acting CEO of the embattled Norwalk anti-poverty agency NEON is refuting rumors that the agency is about to close. 

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Conn. finds money to reopen Bridgeport Head Start
11:07 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Conn. Head Start rejects gift from Texas billionaire couple

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy holds Michael Hall of Stratford, one of the children enrolled at the ABCD Head Start in Bridgeport
Credit Ebong Udoma

On Wednesday Connecticut stepped in to provide $800,000 to reopen a Head Start program in Bridgeport that’s been closed since last week because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. This means the program is rejecting a gift from a Texas billionaire couple that was made through the National Head Start Association.

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Federal govt. shutdown affects Conn.
5:42 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Bridgeport head start program gets food donation

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (center) helps deliver Connecticut Food Bank donations to Head Start program at Action for Bridgeport Community Development
Credit Ebong Udoma

A head start program in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is one of many forced to close its doors because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. The program received emergency food aid from the Connecticut Food Bank on Friday.

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