Getting students to and through college.

Our Partners & Funders


Community Partners

We’ve joined forces with a number of organizations that have decided to invest in the young people of New London and Windham:

  • Connecticut College – OCP
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Grasso Technical High School
  • Holleran Center
  • New London Public Schools
  • University of Connecticut
  • Windham Dollars for Scholars
  • Windham Public Schools
  • Windham Technical High School


Below is a list of funders who help make our work possible:

  • Atlantic Broadband
  • Bank of America Charitable Giving
  • Barrett Family Foundation
  • Berkshire Bank Foundation
  • Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Foundation
  • Charter Oak Community Giving Program
  • Chelsea Groton Foundation
  • Citizens Charitable Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
  • Connecticut Youth Service Prevention Program
  • David E. Retik and Christopher D. Mello Foundation
  • Deupree Family Foundation
  • Dime Bank Foundation
  • Dominion Energy
  • ForGoodFund
  • George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
  • Hoyt, Filippetti & Malaghan, LLC
  • James P. & Mary E. Shea Charitable Trust
  • Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation
  • Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
  • Liberty Bank Foundation
  • Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation
  • Mary & John LaMattina
  • New London Community Development Block Grant
  • New London Water Authority/Veolia North America
  • People’s United Community Foundation
  • Pfizer Charitable Giving
  • SBM Charitable Foundation
  • Suisman Shapiro Attorneys at Law
  • The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation
  • The Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust
  • United Way of Southeastern Connecticut

We are incredibly saddened by the violence and senseless racism that has affected black communities for generations. Higher Edge’s mission is aimed at leveling the playing field, of supporting young people in our community who are our country’s future. We believe that Black History should be a requirement – not elective – in every school across the country. And that the time to enact policies to end systemic racism and racial inequalities is now.

We commit to working with community partners to advance racial equity in public education; to listening; to educating; to being anti-racist, and to taking action to do the hard work necessary for lasting, meaningful change.

Higher Edge
Board of Directors and Team