|Citizens Bank and News 8 announce the latest champion in action, Neighborhood House Services of New Haven. |
Twice a year Citizens Bank and News 8 team up to honor a deserving non-profit as part of the Champions in Action program. The program is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year.
"I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to announce our second Champion for the year 2012 in the area of neighborhood revitalization and that of course is Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven," said Citizens Bank President, Ned Handy.
The recipient gets a $35,000 check, with no strings attached.
|Citizen Bank Area Youth Open Skate opens to middle and high school. |
New London Main Street is a downtown revitalization program, part of a network of 1200 programs nationwide initiated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Hundreds of area middle school and high school students have been able to skate for free, thanks to this program. The middle school free open skate program is Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. and the highschool open skate is Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more information visit www.newlondonwaterfrontdistrict.org
|In 2002, Citizens Bank and News 8 partnered up create "Champions in Action," an award that provides financial support and public awareness to the nonprofit organizations that work every day to champion change in our communities. |
Each quarter, recipients are selected based on their work in a variety of categories, from economic development, to youth programs, health, or environmental impact. The recipient receives a $25,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation to use as they see fit.
As News 8' looks forward to this year's recipients, we first take a look back to the unsung heroes of 2011.
|Known for its culinary prowess and mélange of gastronomic offerings, New Haven will host the popular bi-annual New Haven Restaurant Week presented by Citizens Bank from November 6 – 11 offering diners significant savings at favored local restaurants this fall season. |
This year, 35 of the city’s most sought-after restaurants will open their doors, and their hearts, with prix fixe lunch menus starting at $16.38 (the year New Haven was founded) and $29.00 for dinner, as well as a new charitable donation opportunity for patrons to Connecticut Food Bank. Set menus and prices will include an appetizer, entrée and dessert.
Learn more at infonewhaven.com/restaurantweek .
|Ned Handy, the President of Citizens Bank of CT, surprised Operation Hope in Fairfield when they announced them to be a Campion in Action winner. |
As a result, Operation Hope was awarded a $25,000 check.
|Times are tough, but Citizens Bank is here to help local businesses and customers through these tough times.|
|Citizens Bank President Ned Handy discusses some of Citizens Bank's community outreach programs throughout the area.|
|Citizens Bank has tips for dealing with debt.|
|A strong bank sits at the heart of a healthy community – giving loans to our neighbors, investing in local businesses, supporting local community initiatives, being responsible towards the environment, and generally contributing to the health of the community. Because not only is good banking good citizenship, good citizenship is good business. |
In 2009, Citizens Bank remained steadfast in our commitment to being a good corporate citizen by investing $21 million through charitable giving and sponsorships to support more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations that make our communities stronger and healthier.
|For many young women, high school prom is a pivotal coming-of-age ritual. But, the rising costs of attending prom leaves many young women feeling frustrated and many times unable to attend prom. Citizens Bank, in partnership with The Fairy Godmother Initiative and the Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents , want to ensure that all girls have a chance to look great on prom night -- especially girls in the foster care system. |
There are two events where the dresses will be given away.
Saint Clements Castle, Portland
Open to the public:
April 11 Sacred Heart University
|Citizen Banks' Champion in Action program. |
Champions in Action is Citizens Bank effort to recognize community non-profit agencies like the Women's Business Development Center.
The Women's Business Development Center in Stamford helps women achieve their business dreams - women like Phyllis Haynes who founded Mariah's Chow Chow Relish.
|Gear for Grades makes sure that every child is prepared with supplies for the school year. |