Norwalk ACTS is proud to receive a grant from Antares Capital in support of its community work aimed at enriching and improving the lives and futures of all Norwalk children and youth, cradle to career.
The partnership with Antares Capital began last November with an initial financial investment and has grown to include in-kind support of backpacks and volunteer help at Norwalk ACTS’ Back to School Night at Stepping Stones Museum for Children and involvement in the organization’s leadership committees.
Norwalk ACTS is a member of the national StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, using the Collective Impact approach to accelerate progress and sustain success in education. Together, the Strive Network impacts over 8 million students nationwide.
Locally, Norwalk ACTS brings together key stakeholders throughout the community around a common agenda, using shared data to form action plans which result in measurable impact on the lives of Norwalk children and families. Several current initiatives include ensuring children have a meaningful summer learning experience to prevent summer slide and preparing children to enter Kindergarten ready to learn by addressing academic, social/emotional and wellness issues.
“As a financial services firm, we appreciate first-hand the importance of utilizing data to drive accountability and inform strategy. We are pleased to support Norwalk ACTS, whose members work tirelessly throughout our community to achieve significant and lasting social change,” said Charlie Allred, senior managing director with Antares.
Norwalk ACTS is a member of StriveTogether, a national network of 70 community partnerships in 32 states and Washington D.C., impacting more than 8 million students. Locally, Norwalk ACTS works collectively with more than 100 local individuals and organization, to affect systems change and enrich and improve the lives and futures of all Norwalk, Connecticut children and youth, from cradle to career. For more information, visit norwalkacts.org and StriveTogether.org
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Antares Capital is a credit manager and leading provider of financing solutions for middle-market, private equity-backed transactions. Offices are located in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Norwalk and Toronto. Antares issued more than $18 billion in financing during 2016, and was named 2017 Lender of the Year by ACG NY and 2015 Dealmakers of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions. Visit us at www.antares.com or follow Antares Capital on Twitter at twitter.com/antarescapital. Antares Capital is a subsidiary of Antares Holdings LP.