Aurora Receives $1 Million Grant to Help Women and Girls

Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

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A Connecticut nonprofit is launching what it says is the largest investment in its history in an effort to help at-risk women get a college education, the Hartford Courant reports.

The Aurora Women and Girl's Foundation has received a $1 million commitment from the Charlotte and Hy Goode Family Fund supporting Women's Potential at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to fund a four-year program that will provide $250,000 per year to six women who will receive access to college success programs.

"There are certain things that need to be done," donor Charlotte Goode tells the Courant.

"In addition to going to school, they need childcare if they have children.

They need a place to live.

They could not succeed unless they had a mentor, because they had never been taught how to budget their money.

They had never been taught how to fill out an application, they have never been taught many of the things that we just take for granted in our lives."

Goode, a former guardian ad litem in Florida's foster care system, says she was inspired to give back after witnessing the struggles of children placed in foster care.

"These women who have been so deprived, to get out of that difficulty," she says.

"It's a privilege to do this."

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