Summer Enrichment Experience Arts Program Among Beneficiaries of $116,000 in Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin Grants

New Britain, Conn., June 19, 2017 – An arts-based component of New Britain’s Summer Enrichment Experience Program – SEE for short – which combines summer-long learning and enrichment activities for students in kindergarten through 6th grade to help reverse the negative impacts of summer learning loss is among the beneficiaries of more than $100,000 in grants recently approved by the Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin.

SEE Program classroom

The Community Chest Board of Directors voted this month to award $116,000 in grants as follows:

Arts for Learning. A $15,000 grant to provide afternoon experiential arts integration programming for New Britain’s Summer Enrichment Experience Program.

Boys and Girls Club of New Britain. A $5,000 grant for the Club’s Peer-to-Peer Game Room Socialization initiative.

Children’s Law Center. A $7,500 grant for expansion of the Legal Representation and Families in Transition (FIT) programs.

Farmington High School. A $10,000 grant to support the Vance Village Elementary School (New Britain) Tutoring Program.

Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention. A $10,000 grant for general operating support to maintain and enhance the program’s long-term comprehensive, results-cased teen pregnancy prevention efforts.

Klingberg Family Centers. A $10,000 grant to support the Positive Parenting Program.

New Britain ROOTS. A $13,500 grant for the New Britain Mobile Farmers’ Market to provide healthy food options to residents with low access to such food.

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. A $10,000 grant for the Community-Based Mentoring Program.

Prudence Crandall Center. A $20,000 grant for community education and prevention services.

Senior Transportation Services. A $15,000 grant to expand transportation services in New Britain and Berlin.

Since 1919, the Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin has played a vital role in meeting local health and human service needs. A local and independent Board of Directors identifies and invests resources twice yearly in programs and initiatives benefitting the New Britain and Berlin communities. For more information, visit