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
  • LEAP High School
  • New London Public Schools
  • University of Connecticut
  • Windham Dollars for Scholars
  • Windham Public Schools
  • Windham Technical High School

Funders – 2020-2021

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

  • Albert B. Glassenberg Fund
  • AT&T Foundation
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Bank of America Philanthropic Solutions: Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation; Frank Loomis Palmer Fund; Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation; George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation
  • Barrett Family Foundation
  • Berkshire Bank Foundation
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation
  • Charter Oak Community Giving Program
  • Chelsea Groton Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Eastern CT
  • CT Youth Service Prevention Program
  • David E Retik and Christopher D. Mello Foundation
  • Dime Bank Foundation
  • Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
  • Edward and Mary Lord Foundation
  • Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust
  • Eversource Energy
  • ForGoodFund
  • Henry E Niles Foundation
  • James P. and Mary E. Shea Perpetual Trust
  • Mary & John LaMattina
  • New Alliance Foundation
  • New London Community Development Block Grant
  • Nordson Corporation
  • Peoples United Community Foundation
  • Pfizer Charitable Giving
  • SBM Charitable Foundation
  • 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