By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain preschool students with perfect attendance this school year were recently celebrated for their commitment to learning. According to a study conducted by Everyone Graduates Center in partnership with John Hopkins University, chronic absence in kindergarten is associated with lower academic performance in first grade.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded YWCA New Britain a $10,000 grant to support family literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves. “We really appreciate the support