Teen Philanthropists Combat Food Insecurity with $3,600 in Grants

Teens in JTConnect’s Teen Leadership & Philanthropy Initiative (TLPI) culminated their intensive year of learning and work by awarding two grants totaling $3,600 to local organizations. United by a desire to make a difference in our community, the TLPI group chose to target food insecurity as where they wanted to make an impact. “Meeting withContinue reading Teen Philanthropists Combat Food Insecurity with $3,600 in Grants

JTConnect Welcomes Lauren Benthien as New President of Board of Directors

JTConnect announced at their annual meeting the appointment of Lauren Benthien as the new President of the Board of Directors.   “I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with our Executive Director, Eric Maurer, our dedicated board and our area partners, to continue to support outstanding Jewish teen learning in the Greater Hartford community,” saidContinue reading JTConnect Welcomes Lauren Benthien as New President of Board of Directors

TLPI Accepting Grant Requests of up to $2,000

TLPI Food Insecurity Request for Proposal Accepting Grant Requests of up to $2,000 Mission Statement:  TLPI is a group of Jewish high school students committed to learning about philanthropy through a Jewish perspective and cultivating our kindness and generosity through the donation of time and money.  United by the core Jewish value of Tzedek, TzedekContinue reading TLPI Accepting Grant Requests of up to $2,000

Teens Help Organizations Respond to COVID-19

Teen’s in JTConnect’s Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative (TLPI) culminated their year by awarding three grants totalling $3,800 to local organizations.  Through TLPI, we have been learning about how to build community and create positive change by raising money and allocating grants to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Hartford Jewish community.”  said Zach Berkowitz (HallContinue reading Teens Help Organizations Respond to COVID-19

Teens Bake and Deliver 162 Pumpkin Pies to Local Organization’s Thanksgiving Meals

Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and celebrate the bounty of the season.  But for many in Connecticut, the holiday is a stark reminder of their struggle with hunger. Wanting to make a difference in the lives of others, more than 80 local teens and volunteers came together to try andContinue reading Teens Bake and Deliver 162 Pumpkin Pies to Local Organization’s Thanksgiving Meals

TLPI Students Publish Mission & Vision Statement

Students in JTConnect’s Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative (TLPI) have been learning about the importance of Mission, Vision and Value statements to an organization. These statements establish the long-term direction and goals that guide an organization’s daily operations. Our teens drafted their own statements that will serve as a foundation for TLPI as we continueContinue reading TLPI Students Publish Mission & Vision Statement