Philanthropy

Migrant Farm Worker Clinic

Migrant farm workers are among the most economically disadvantaged and most medically vulnerable groups in the United States having little, if any, access to health care or medication. In addition to barriers to access to health care that many citizens meet like affordable health insurance, language barriers, and lack of transportation, migrant workers also experience additional barriers such as fear of deportation, loss or garnished wages, and being dismissed or not invited back to work by the employer due to missed work or health issues. A coalition of local organizations, along with the University of Connecticut (UConn), has formed a network to overcome these barriers and attend to the health care needs of migrant and seasonal farm workers.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) and the Connecticut Area Health Education Centers (CT AHEC) Program strive to help migrant farm workers overcome these barriers by conducting medical and dental screenings on site at farm worker barracks free of charge. The UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinics operate annually from June to October offering diagnostic and treatment options for a variety of conditions, both acute and chronic. For over a decade, the UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinic have annually provided between 300 and 600 migrant farm workers with primary care screenings, oral health screenings, distribution of medications for mild and self-limited conditions, as well as preventive health education.

To improve access to health care and provide a coordinated and continuous approach to care, the UConn clinic works closely with the members of the Connecticut Migrant Health Network which include outreach workers at the Hispanic Health Council, ConnectiCOSH (http://www.homestead.com/homefront/Connecticosh.html) the Department of Labor and contracted community health centers. These outreach workers provide transportation to follow-up health services at participating community health centers. These follow up health services are funded by a federal voucher program based on the 1962 Migrant Health Act, Section 329 which is distributed via Connecticut River Valley Farm Worker Health Program. (http://massleague.org/Programs/CRVFarmWorkerHealthProgram/AboutCRVFHP-English.php)

Student Achievement Through Opportunity

Founded in 2011 as an extension of Beta Iota Boule's education program, Student Achievement Through Opportunity (SATO) is a Hartford, Connecticut based organization dedicated to closing the opportunity gapand committed to addressing challenges of academic achievement for minority and low income students through programs providing both academic and cultural enrichment opportunities.

SATO seeks to assist middle school students in broadening their sense of possibility, and provides support as they pursue access to higher education. At SATO, we believe student success involves creating opportunities that address the impediments our young scholars face. By addressing the "achievement gap", SATO provides students with a uniqueopportunity to move beyond traditional approaches to education, learning and life.

     
  • Is a tuition-free, independent day school for boys grades 6 through 8
  • Has a maximum capacity of 45 students
  • Provides a challenging academic program in a supportive learning environment where motivated students are offered an intellectual, ethical, physical and cultural education
  • Strives to graduate young men who are academically and socially prepared for an outstanding high school education, inspired to lead their lives in the pursuit of excellence, who model leadership and integrity, and are committed to their communities
  • Requires that parents/guardians commit to be actively involved in the school and support their child’s academic experience by providing transportation, school upkeep, and providing lunches for teachers and volunteers

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Since opening in a rented loft at Fifth Avenue and 125th Street in 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned recognition for its catalytic role in promoting the works of artists of African descent. The Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program has supported over 100 graduates who have gone on to establish highly-regarded careers, including Chakaia Booker, David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas and Kehinde Wiley. A wide variety of Education and Public Programs bring art alive for the public through lectures, dialogues, performances and on-site and off-site interpretive programs.

Museum exhibitions expand personal, public and academic understanding of modern and contemporary art and broaden the scope of art historical literature through the production of catalogues and brochures. - See more at: http://www.studiomuseum.org/about/about#sthash.F4RrIAsY.dpuf