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Horizons at NCCS Receives $20,000 from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Horizons at New Canaan Country School recently received a $20,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to support the organization’s summer program.

A $20,000 grant from the Foundation will support the Horizons at NCCS summer program, which seeks to mitigate the opportunity gap experienced for up to 300 underserved students in kindergarten through grade nine from Stamford and Norwalk each year. The tuition-free summer program provides academic and enrichment programming, including arts, swimming, community, wellness, and cultural events. The program will focus on individualized student support to help students experience academic growth as well as provide social-emotional support and exposure to new things through field trips and theater days.

Executive Director, Nancy von Euler said: “We are grateful to Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for their continued partnership, which is allowing Horizons at NCCS to prepare for our summer program with many unknowns and increased costs due to the lingering pandemic.”

"Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards and has awarded over $230 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. As a trusted nonprofit partner and thought leader, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together community organizers, business experts and philanthropists to solve our region’s challenges. Our goal is to create a vital and inclusive community, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. fccfoundation.org"

Founded in 1964, Horizons at NCCS is the first in a nationwide network of programs that are successfully closing the opportunity gap experienced by under-resourced students. Horizons at NCCS builds deep and lasting relationships with the 400 K-12 Norwalk and Stamford students it serves. The six-week Summer Program and year-round academic and enrichment programming help students imagine and achieve a brighter future for themselves. For more information, please visitwww.horizonskids.org.

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