Community: Friendship Ambassadors

12/30/15

Community: Friendship Ambassadors

The Organization:  Friendship Ambassadors Foundation The  story: It started as a big idea, and has only grown over time. The Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc. (FAF) is a nonprofit working to lead substantial cultural change through arts, humanitarian volunteer service projects and youth leadership programming. Founded in 1973 by Fulbright Scholar Harry Morgan and travel professor Cappy Devlin, FAF was initially focused around the arts. “Music [was] the medium, friendship [was] the message,” explains Acting Executive Director and Artistic Director Yin-Chu Jou, but with the addition of its immensely popular Youth Assembly at the United Nations Program, civil service has joined the mission statement in equal importance. FAF, which is based...

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The CT Files: Rev. Samuel A. Peters' 'Blue' Legacy

12/21/15

The CT Files: Rev. Samuel A. Peters' 'Blue' Legacy

Revenge is a dish best served cold—and that lasts for centuries.

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Connecticut Native Max Pacioretty A Rising Hockey Star in the NHL

12/11/15

Connecticut Native Max Pacioretty A Rising Hockey Star in the NHL

The Montreal Canadiens’ leading scorer talks about growing up here and living his NHL dream.

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Windsor Locks Public School Leads Movement Away from Grades

12/07/15

Windsor Locks Public School Leads Movement Away from Grades

The school is one of a growing number in Connecticut moving to a mastery-based learning model where less emphasis is put on traditional grades.

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Connecticut Tries to Change Its Handling of Nonviolent Offenders

12/01/15

Connecticut Tries to Change Its Handling of Nonviolent Offenders

Connecticut’s prison population has decreased by nearly 20 percent since 2008 thanks in part to a bipartisan rethinking of how nonviolent crime is handled.

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