Two New Britain nonprofit organizations have received $5,000 grants from the American Savings Foundation, thanks to the hard work of students who enrolled in Peace Studies 210: Introduction to Philanthropy, an introduction to philanthropy course created and co-taught by Central President Emeritus Richard Judd. The awards are the result of capstone projects by four teams of students who spent months developing proposals for selected nonprofits, all of which were presented to a panel of reviewers on May 2. Read more about the course here.

The winning proposals were announced by Maria Falvo, AMF president and CEO, at a ceremony May 9. Those on-hand included CCSU President Zulma R. Toro, students and representatives of the two winning organizations: New Britain Roots, an initiative promoting access to fresh, nutritious food, and the New Britain YWCA, which will use the money for college preparation activities for high school girls.

In photo: Students on the two grant-winning teams celebrate with American Savings Foundation President Maria Falvo, Central President Emeritus Richard Judd, and Psychology professor and course co-instructor Carol Austad. The students pictured here are Don Naples, Laura Morency, Priscilla DiMichele, Desiree Harrison, Alejandro Bermudez, Jeffrey Flores, and Rebecca George. Missing from the photo is student Victoria Wallington.