NEW HAVEN >> The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Amity Teen Center to support the Teens Making a Difference Program.

“The program encourages teens to participate in hands-on community service projects to gain an awareness of the needs in their community,” said Sue Murphy, executive director of Liberty Bank Foundation. “The teens involved learn the importance of community outreach, develop problem-solving and social skills, and encourage leadership and life-long participation in community service.”

“All of us at the Amity Teen Center appreciate the generosity of the Liberty Bank Foundation in rewarding us this grant,” said Jen Romanoff, the Teen Center’s Executive Director.

Since its inception in 1997, the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded over $8.7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations within Liberty Bank’s market area. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people of low or moderate income by investing in three areas: education to promote economic success for children and families; affordable housing; and nonprofit capacity building. Along with its grantmaking, the foundation strives to foster the convening and collaboration of nonprofits, funders, business, and government to address community issues.

The Amity Teen Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was formed in 1987. We provide after school, evening and weekend activities for area teens in grades 7 - 12 in our own 7,000 square foot building at 10 Selden Street in Woodbridge. Anyone wishing to learn more about the Teen Center, please go to www.amityteencenter.org.