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

Dear Higher Edge Community,

As we look toward the future and the start of the upcoming academic year; we are announcing that Higher Edge will continue working virtually. While it had been our hope to open the office to our students and conduct on campus visits; the safety of our students and staff remains at the forefront of our work. Our small community just presents too many moving parts – Students attend 7 different high schools and almost 20 different college/university campuses.

Of course; we continuously monitor guidelines set forth by the CDC, state of Connecticut and local cities/towns in which our offices are located. Reassessments will be made as necessary and any changes will be shared accordingly.

Finally, we miss you! The office has been quiet for the last 17 months. The energy from events and the buzz of students talking and laughing cannot be replaced over Zoom. However, the virtual programming our advisors created during the pandemic proved to have far reaching positive impacts.

We cannot wait until COVID is safely behind us so that we can once again fully focus on advising and get back together!

In Community,
The Higher Edge Team
-Katie, Jason & Kayla