The Capital Cares Fund: Support For Needy Students During the Coronavirus Crisis
Through the generosity of the Greater Hartford community Capital Community College Foundation raises funds for scholarships and student support services that enable students to meet their educational goals.
The coronavirus (COVID 19) crisis is causing uncertainty and challenges for all of us as we join in the public health responses of social isolation and other measures to “flatten the curve.”
For Capital Community College students financial and personal burdens are growing because so many balance work that may no longer be available, study and caring for family. While teaching and learning through distance learning continues, new hardships may jeopardize getting through and graduating.
Students come to the College recognizing that their ticket out of poverty lies in a post-secondary degree. As it is first-generation college students face challenges to overcome obstacles that stymie their progress. Most (90%) of first-time , full-time degree-seekers qualify for scholarship aid, and many (64%) students qualify for some form of federal or institutional aid.
The Capital Cares Fund addresses basic living expenses such as food or rent, utility or medical bills. It will expand on the college microgrants with help with tablets, laptops, books and costs related to distance learning for students who otherwise won’t be able to participate.
Through June 30, 2020, the Capital Community College Foundation invites donations to address unexpected expenses for eligible students amid the pandemic.
The Foundation is turning to its own available resources now to help and invites friends, alumni, faculty and staff to respond with a donation to the Capital Cares Fund.
Gifts, no matter the amount, will help get vulnerable students through this difficult time.