WCGMF Discovery

Care4Kids Forum, Supporting Communities Threatened by Hate and Bias, Storytubes Program

Topics in this Digest...
• Care4Kids Forum
• Applications for Responsive Grants
• Taking Stories to the ‘Tube
Care4Kids Forum

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 10:00, a Care4Kids Forum is being held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Parents and providers will tell their stories about the importance of Care4Kids and the impact of recent changes and recent proposals.  

Applications for Responsive Grants

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is deeply concerned for what our national campaign and election results will mean for those targeted by the White Supremacist, sexist, xenophobic, and homophobic ideology and language. In response, the Memorial Fund is offering immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current and emerging threats, trauma and/or harassment related to these manifestations of hate and bias and oppression.

We invite you to apply for funding and/or meeting space to give immediate, urgent support to these communities. This support could include gatherings, nonviolent direct action, crisis response or therapeutic support that address the physical, social, emotional wellbeing and safety being threatened.

Organizations, groups, and individuals that do not hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status may apply but will require a fiscal sponsor with a 501(c)(3) status for disbursement of funds. The Memorial Fund anticipates being able to assist with matching fiscal sponsors to applicants. It is our intent to move funds as quickly as possible to meet the needs in the community.

Taking Stories to the ‘Tube

This International Literacy Association blog looks at Storytube, a program of the Lansdowne Public Library in Pennsylvania which showcases videos on the library’s YouTube channel of picture books being read and performed.