Yesterday Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that $4.7 million in grants will be awarded to cities and town across the state. $3.9 million in grants will go to help fund before and after-schools program. The other $800,000 is set to go to schools’ expanding learning time.
Bridgeport’s Lighthouse After-School program, run by the City of Bridgeport, is set to receive two separate grants from the state totaling $180,000 that will go to programs that benefit students are six of the city’s elementary schools: Batalla, Columbus, Curiale, Dunbar, Edison and Hall Schools.
According to a press release issued by the State Department of Education, the two sets of grants are being awarded through the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.
At the moment, Lighthouse is at 27 schools and provides a variety of after-school programing including homework assistance and extracurricular activities; ranging from math and writing clubs to ballroom dancing, music, and theater programs.
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