April 17, 2013
Gift Supports Promoting and Advancing Literacy in the Community
Local non-profit group, Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL), announced today that NewAlliance Foundation has awarded the organization with their prestigious Hi-5 High Impact Literacy Award, Honoring: Vision, Responsiveness, Innovation, Spirit + Results. Kim Healey, Executive Director of NewAlliance Foundation, explained that CfAL was selected by the NewAlliance Foundation Board of Directors to receive this annual surprise award in recognition of its work and programs that promote and advance literacy in the community.
“We have been very impressed with Concepts for Adaptive Learning’s work that addresses the lack of access disadvantaged families have to computers in their homes and extends their children’s learning beyond the classroom”, said Ms. Healey. “They teach families how to use computers, and upon completing the training, they give gently used computers to families.” “They also have a training workshop series for parents with children, age birth to 5, which engages parents in the early education of their children to ensure their children enter kindergarten ready to learn.”
A segment of the NewAlliance Foundation grant making is targeted toward programs which empower people through the development of literacy skills. The Foundation created the “Hi-5 High Impact Literacy Award” to underscore its special commitment to funding the improvement of community literacy in all forms, including reading, digital, financial and health literacy. Each year, a non-profit organization, or a non-profit program or initiative working to improve any kind of literacy outcome for those in need, is eligible to receive this unsolicited grant.
“CfAL works to enable all children to have an equal opportunity to reach academic potential through individualized computer instruction”, Ms. Healey continues. “NewAlliance Foundation is proud to support CfaL’s responsiveness and results.”
“We strongly believe in the power of literacy to advance our community, eliminate poverty, and create a culture of education for many low-income families,” states Curtis Hill, executive director of Concepts for Adaptive Learning. “The basis of our strategy is collaboration and inclusion; that is, enjoining parents, teachers, students and the community in helping to measurably improved education for children in underserved areas of our state. We provide technology infrastructure, integrate educational software in the classroom and in the home, train teachers and parents, and tutor students.”