ConnCAT Board Chairman To Receive The 2020 Neighborhood Builders Award
Updated: Apr 13, 2021
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December 10, 2020 Mercy A. Quaye
Bank of America and Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology Set to Announce the 2020 Neighborhood Builders Award
New Haven, CT - Bank of America and Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology is scheduled to virtually announce their 2020 Neighborhood Builders Awards Friday, December 11, 2020 from 9:00am to 9:45am. This event will award a $200,000 leadership grant to affordable, accessible, and industry-specific job training programs for the underemployed and unemployed of the Greater New Haven region. Bank of America’s leadership grant to Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology will provide operating and transformative educational program support for women and men of color, for the long-term unemployed, and those who lack access to advanced education and training due to financial constraints. Bill Tommins, Bank of America’s Southern Connecticut Market President, is set to honor the 2020 Neighborhood Builders Award to Carlton Highsmith, Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology Board Chairman. ConnCAT will become one of 98 organizations chosen this year to join the hundreds of high-impact nonprofits that have shared the Neighborhood Builders title. WHAT: Virtual Event Announcing The 2020 Neighborhood Builders Award WHO: Bill Tommins, Bank of America’s Southern Connecticut Market President Carlton Highsmith, ConnCAT’s Board Chairman WHEN: December 11, 2020 9:00AM - 9:45AM INVITE: RSVP to Robyn Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org A WebEx access link and audio line details will be sent the day prior to the event.
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ConnCAT provides job-training programs intended to give unemployed and under-employed adults the skills needed to secure meaningful, well-paying jobs in the health sciences and culinary professions. ConnCAT provides adults with the academic support needed to succeed in the programs. Career preparation is linked with the hospitality industry and corporate partners who assist in the design of the training. Our mission is to inspire, motivate, and prepare youth and adults for educational and career advancement, through after-school arts, and job training programming. Our vision is to create a learning environment that inspires hope, innovation, creativity, and excellence while providing a path for individuals to revitalize the landscape of the urban community About ConnCORP The Dixwell and Newhallville sections of New Haven face severe unemployment, underinvestment, and inadequate access to essential goods and services. The mostly minority neighborhoods are marked by underdeveloped commercial and retail corridors, and more than a third of families live below the poverty line. ConnCORP seeks to drive economic development in these sections of the city by investing in local commercial and residential real estate. The objective is to deliver well-planned multiuse real estate investment, which can help stabilize the local economy, provide affordable goods and services, and create local jobs.