Opinion: Norwalk ACTs director’s weekly shout outs

Anthony Allison

Anthony Allison

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTs.

Shout Out to the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for awarding nearly $2 million in grants to 74 area organizations that are results-oriented and support the identified outcome areas determined by the Community Foundation’s mission:

  • All Fairfield County youth thrive by age 25
  • All Fairfield County women and girls reach their full potential
  • All Fairfield County households are economically secure
  • Arts for everyone in Fairfield County
  • Fairfield County benefits from an effective nonprofit sector

Norwalk-based recipients include: Carver Foundation of Norwalk, City of Norwalk: Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program, CT Coalition for Achievement Now: Norwalk Parent Education Advocacy Program, Family and Children’s Agency: Aspire Summer Enrichment Program, Norwalk ACTS, NCC Foundation: Summer Bridge Math Intensive Program, Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield, and Liberation Programs Inc.

Shout Out to the entire PELI (Preschool Early Literacy Indicators) Assessment Project Team for completing the Middle of the Year (MOY) assessments. These assessments are given at the beginning, middle and end of the school year in order to track the progress of pre-K children in alphabet knowledge, vocabulary and oral language development, phonological awareness, and listening comprehension. These assessments can identify gaps that can be addressed through targeted progress monitoring and instruction. The PELI Project is a Norwalk ACTS’ Prenatal to Third Grade Workgroup initiative

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