NEW HAVEN -- The International Association of New Haven said in a release that it has awarded the 2014 awards for "programs
that enhance and promote cultural understanding in our diverse community."
A total of $60,000 was evenly divided between three outstanding organizations in
the New Haven area, the release said.
or Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services,
the release said, has been awarded
$20,000 for funding of a new project, "Public Education about
Refugees" that will target schools and universities in the area.
"A great day for international education in New Haven!"
IRIS' director Chris George said, also in the release, about hearing about the award.
used to develop both educational resource materials about refugees for
the schools and a strategic outreach plan to key community groups," the release said. "The International
Association of New Haven has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with IRIS;
providing support of this new project with a substantial award will contribute
to enhancing cultural understanding in the New Haven community."
Connecticut Children's Museum on Wall Street in New Haven will receive
$20,000 to establish an educational field trip series that will feature unique,
internationally-themed cultural experiences for young children from
under-resourced communities," the release said.
The Museum's mission is to provide children and
their communities with innovative educational programs. The International
Association of New Haven is pleased to support its efforts.
one and all! We are very excited to open a new and innovative chapter here with
'Around the World at the Connecticut Children's Museum," Director
Sandra Malmquist said, also in the release.
Also, $20,000 will be awarded to P.L.A.C.E., Partnerships in
Learning & Creative Exploration, Inc., in Hamden for their “P.L.A.C.E.
on the Go!” project, the release said.
"This is an exciting and innovative mobile art
program that is slated to reach hundreds of children in the form of a
retro-fitted school bus that will provide multicultural arts programs and will include
art work stations and a small gallery area."
the support from IANH," said P.L.A.C.E. Executive Director, Debbie
Chavoya, also in the release.
For more information about the International Association of New
Haven's grant giving programs, visit www.ianewhaven.org
Labels: Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, International Association of New Haven