Black Giving Circle Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Makes Inaugural Grant to Support Early Literacy

The social-emotional connection and relationship between parents and children plays a critical role in the literacy proficiency of children, particularly from birth through eight years old. Catholic Charities' Parker Memorial Family Center's Fatherhood initiative, which has been working to support fathers in Hartford's North End, has just received a $10,000 grant from the Black Giving Circle Fund to provide fathers with the education and supports they need to build strong social-emotional connections with their children in order to ensure that their children are reaching literacy proficiency.