The Klein Receives $5K Grant for After-School Arts Program
BRIDGEPORT — The Klein Memorial Auditorium’s after-school arts program was one of 10 organizations across the country to receive a $5,000 grant from the Avangrid Foundation.
Avangrid, the parent company of United Illuminating, held an open call for employee nominations of community-based programs that invest in the well-being of young people.
The Klein Theater Arts program was nominated by Angela Owen-Pierce, an employee of Southern CT Gas who watched her daughter blossom through her participation in the program.
The KTA program is the only tuition-free after-school arts education program in Bridgeport.
“KTA serves an important need to those kids who need a safe place to go after school and whose families cannot afford alternative, fee-based arts education programs,” reads the Klein’s website.