NORWALK, Conn. – The NEON Child Development program will be sponsoring a “Dads & Breakfast” on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 and Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Nathaniel Ely School,
11 Ingalls Ave, Norwalk, CT and at the Ben Franklin Center, 65 Flax Hill Road Norwalk, CT 06854
This annual event offers a wonderful opportunity for staff, parents and children to interact in a special way and encourages the parental involvement that is a cornerstone of the program and so important in a child’s positive educational development and experience. NEON’s Child Development Program, which held a similar “Moms & Breakfast” event on Thursday, May 9th, serves 529 children at two sites in Norwalk – Nathaniel Ely School located at 11 Ingalls Avenue and the Ben Franklin Center located at 165 Flax Hill Road.Read More...
International Institute of Connecticut
Opens New Offices at NEON-Stamford South End Location
NORWALK, Conn. – The International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN), which recently moved its operations in Stamford to Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, NEON Inc’s, offices located at 34 Woodland Place in Stamford’s South End neighborhood, is inviting the public to join them in celebrating the grand opening of their new office on Wednesday, June 12th, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm in Rooms 201-203.Read More...
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NORWALK ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY NOW, INC.
REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013 7:00 P.M.Read More...
NORWALK, CT – The NEON Child Development program will be sponsoring a “Moms & Breakfast” event on Thursday, May 9, 2013, from 9:00am to 10:30am at Nathaniel Ely School, 11 Ingallas Ave, Norwalk, CT.
This annual event offers a wonderful opportunity for staff, parents and children to interact in a special way and encourages the parental involvement that is a cornerstone of the program and so important in a child’s positive educational development and experience. The breakfast is not a public event, open only to students, their parents and educators.
NEON’s Child Development Program serves 529 children at two sites in Norwalk, Nathaniel Ely School located at 11 Ingalls Avenue and the Ben Franklin Center located at 165 Flax Hill Road.Read More...
Hour Staff Reports | Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 5:57 pm
NORWALK — NEON announced Friday that the Administration for Children & Families has extended federal funding for Norwalk’s Head Start program which NEON operates through Dec. 31. Funding had previously been extended by the federal agency that administers Head Start through June 30.
Pat Wilson Pheanious, NEON’s interim president and CEO, greeted the news as a very positive development.
“The extension of funding reassures our students’ parents and the community that our agency’s management of Head Start meets or exceeds federal requirements,” she said. “Over the last year, NEON has made great strides in advancing our program. We are now in an excellent position to re-compete for Head Start funding.”
NEON’s Head Start grant funding application was not received by a July 16, 2012, deadline. As there were no successful applicants for the Norwalk area, NEON is now eligible to re-compete in an application process that will be initiated in the near future, according to Wilson Pheanious.Read More...
Stamford Mighty Might Basketball Program Announces Championship, All-Star Games & Closing Ceremony Schedule
Stamford, Conn. – Stamford’s Mighty Might Basketball Program for Children 5 to 18 years of age announced today their schedule of championship, All-Star games and closing ceremony date.
Championship games in three divisions will take place on these dates:
Senior Division – Friday, April 26 @ 6:00 p.m.
Midget Division – Saturday, April 27 @ 10:00 a.m.
Minor Division – Saturday, April 27 @ 10:30 a.m.
All championship games will be played at NEON-Stamford located at 34 Woodland Avenue, Stamford.Read More...
The Jackie Robinson Little League of Stamford will be holding baseball tryouts for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 13 on Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 16th from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at Kosciuszko Park in Stamford’s South End near Pitney Bowes. Parents who would like their children to participate in the baseball tryout will need to bring a copy of each child’s current physical exam signed by a physician and dated within the past 12 months, as well as each child’s most recent school report card.
The Jackie Robinson Little League tryouts are being coordinated by NEON-Stamford’s Education and Youth Department. For more information call Lisa James, Director of Education and Youth programs at (203) 325-4880.
NEON, serving low income families in the greater Norwalk and Stamford area, operates numerous services and programs in the areas of early childhood development; adult and youth employment and training; energy assistance; neighborhood community centers; wealth & asset development; after school activities; family services; community corrections and substance abuse residential facilities.Read More...
This map shows Fairfield County’s towns ranked in UConn’s study of “food security.” Towns in green are in the top quarter, yellow towns have above-average security, orange towns are below average and red towns are in the bottom 25 percent. Photo Credit: University of ConnecticutRead More...
Susan G. Weinberger, one of 18 new board members at Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, said she has a saying that her grandchildren are very familiar with: “The past is history; the future is a mystery; and the present is the present.”
“I’m less interested in the past and very interested in the present and moving forward because it’s our kids who will benefit,” Weinberger said in an interview this week. “I believe in the board and its mission. What I’m interested in is the future.”
NEON Receives Community Service Award for Economic Development NORWALK, Conn. –
The Juneteenth organization of Fairfield County will be presenting their Community Service Award for Economic Development to NEON, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, for the anti poverty agency’s work on behalf of low income families on their journey to self-sufficiency.
The award will be presented at Juneteenth’s black tie Emancipation Proclamation 150th Anniversary Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 13th 2013, 7:00 pm at Continental Manor, 112 Main Street, Norwalk, CTRead More...