NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk's Human Services Council recently received $25,000 in grants from United Way of Coastal Fairfield County to help Norwalk Public Schools.
The money comes via two Community Partnership Grants. The support is for the Human Services Council’s Norwalk Mentor Program and Dr. Robert E. Appleby School-Based Health Centers.
"Both programs provide critical services to Norwalk Public Schools students, both when and where they need them," representatives said in a press release.
Established in 1986, the Norwalk Mentor Program, in partnership with Norwalk Public Schools, matches students in grades kindergarten to 12 with positive adult role models.
"What makes the partnership between United Way of Coastal Fairfield County and the Human Services Council exceptional is that it goes way beyond the traditional relationship of funder and grant recipient," representatives said in the release. "Jim Crispino, executive vice president at United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, serves on the Norwalk Mentor Program’s advisory board, providing invaluable guidance and input throughout the year."
The Norwalk Mentor Program is a member of the Mentoring Institute of Coastal Fairfield County. The partnership of 14 mentoring organizations works to increase the number of local children and youths who are matched with a mentor, according to the release.
“United Way of Coastal Fairfield County is a wonderful community resource and long-standing partner of the Human Services Council,” Anthony DiLauro, executive director of The Human Services Council. “We are grateful for their support, which goes way beyond writing a check, and they help us positively impact the lives of children and families in Norwalk.”
To learn more about the program, visit the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County website .