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Caroline LaFleur

Community Advisor

Caroline LaFleur has long been involved with issues involving children and education in the greater Danbury area. She now works for the United Way of Western Connecticut and runs its popular Imagination Library program. 

Caroline LaFleur's Contributions

  1. PLTI Kicks Off 20th Year Of Parent Advocacy Training In Danbury

    PLTI Kicks Off 20th Year Of Parent Advocacy Training In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. – When Rachel Chaleski, a parent of two students in the Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies Elementary Magnet School, started taking classes at the Parent Leadership Training Institute in Danbury around this time last year, she had already been pushing to overturn a decision to take away sibling enrollment preference for Danbury residents.“I had created ...

  2. Danbury's United Way Offers Many Ways To Pay It Forward For The Holidays

    Danbury's United Way Offers Many Ways To Pay It Forward For The Holidays

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The holiday season is upon us and the United Way of Western Connecticut in Danbury has organized many ways. to give back to those who are less fortunate.“There are so many ways you can make the holidays brighter for those in need in our area,” said Kim Morgan, CEO of United Way of Western Connecticut. “Whether it’s new boots and books for toddlers or essential health ...

  3. Mobile Pantry Pulling In With Fresh Food For Greater Danbury Families

    Mobile Pantry Pulling In With Fresh Food For Greater Danbury Families

    BETHEL, Conn. -- A new mobile food pantry in Bethel will make it easier for lower-income, working families in Fairfield County to have access to free fresh food — thanks to the United Way of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Food Bank.Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 30, and continuing on the fourth Wednesday of every month, there will be a mobile food pantry set up at the Fairfield ...

  4. 'Walking School Bus' In Danbury Pushes Students To Hoof It To Class

    'Walking School Bus' In Danbury Pushes Students To Hoof It To Class

    DANBURY, Conn. — Building on the success of a “Walking School Bus” event that was held last May, a coalition of community partners in Danbury is planning a second event on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to encourage more students to walk to school. Children who attend Park Avenue Elementary School, parents and volunteers will gather at 7:30 a.m. at Danbury City Hall to make the 1-mile walk to the ...

  5. United Way Helps 100 Stamford Students Get Ready To Go Back To School

    United Way Helps 100 Stamford Students Get Ready To Go Back To School

    STAMFORD, Conn. — More than 100 students at two Stamford elementary schools will start school in September with new school supplies and clothing donated by employees at 20 local companies.The items go a long way toward making sure that those students feel ready and prepared for school, according to United Way of Western Connecticut Community Impact Coordinator Nicole Granskog.“They ...

  6. Hairstyles Change, But Danbury High Grad Endures After 50 Years As Barber

    Hairstyles Change, But Danbury High Grad Endures After 50 Years As Barber

    BETHEL, Conn. -- One day in 1965, 19-year-old Nicky Valluzzo got into his white Chevy Impala and drove over to Zoel's Barber Shop at 145 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel to inquire about a job -- which he got.More than 50 years later, Valluzzo is still working in the same location and is now owner of the business, which he renamed Nicky's Haircutters."I knew the owner's daughter, Doris, ...

  7. Daily Voice Leaders: United Way Of Western Connecticut CEO Kim Morgan

    Daily Voice Leaders: United Way Of Western Connecticut CEO Kim Morgan

    DANBURY, Conn. — United Way of Western Connecticut’s CEO Kim Morgan said her organization is dedicated to helping those in need.“We’re focused on families that live paycheck to paycheck, and we’re focused on ways to deliver services to those families,” Morgan said.Her organization has many core initiatives around the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed population — better known ...

  8. United Way Honors Danbury Seniors For Thousands Of Hours Of Volunteering

    United Way Honors Danbury Seniors For Thousands Of Hours Of Volunteering

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Volunteers in Seniors Add Valuable Experience — better known as S.A.V.E. — have completed 5,580 hours in the past year in Danbury, and that community service is valued at $154,970, United Way of Western Connecticut announced. This service to the community is valued at $154,970. S.A.V.E. has been active in Danbury since 2008. This year, 36 residents participated in the ...

  9. Danbury Youth Earn President’s Volunteer Service Award

    Danbury Youth Earn President’s Volunteer Service Award

    DANBURY, Conn. – Twenty-three local youth were honored for their service with Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut, a program of United Way of Western Connecticut. The youth earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award for serving 50 or more hours at local nonprofits and community agencies in the greater Danbury area. The award recognizes and celebrates role models making a ...

  10. CEO Of United Way Serving Danbury Named To National ALICE Council

    CEO Of United Way Serving Danbury Named To National ALICE Council

    DANBURY, Conn. — Kim Morgan, chief executive officer of the United Way of Western Connecticut, has been named to the national ALICE Advisory Council. The council is a body of corporate and national organizations convened to elevate ALICE’s voice to a national level. United Way identifies ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) as people who, in many cases, work multiple jobs ...

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