COMPASS Youth Collaborative is the recipient of four grants to support general operations, the Junior Peacebuilders’ program, after school programming at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, and for STEM enrichments at Burns Latino Studies Academy.

The general operating support came thanks to a three-year grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. COMPASS will use the monies to further develop its internal capacities. “This grant will make a real difference for COMPASS,” expressed COMPASS CEO Robert Pawloski.  “We’re deeply grateful for the Hartford Foundation’s support and ongoing commitment to building robust and sustainable nonprofits in the Hartford region.”

For Junior Peacebuilders, The Hartford’s $20,000 grant will support the program’s day-to-day operations in the Asylum Hill neighborhood, with a focus on South Marshall Street. “The Hartford believes it’s important to build safe, strong and successful communities,” said Diane Cantello, vice president of corporate sustainability at The Hartford. “By supporting Junior Peacebuilders, we are helping those in communities where we live and work prevail.”

The $23,000 award for HMTCA ensures that COMPASS can deliver academic interventions and after school programming for high school students. The monies, awarded by Hartford Public Schools, are effective in January.

Finally, COMPASS is very grateful to the Schumann Foundation for an award that will provide STEM programming to Burns Latino Studies Academy. The $23,233 grant supports curriculum, materials, and excursions – all of which will teach students about environmental science. Instilling an appreciation for the environment is a cause deeply felt by the Schumann family; in the words of David Schumann, “I hope that the program really enlightens children to respect and protect the environment.”