Six youth-based organizations in Waterbury just received an infusion of $360,000 in state grants to help run their programs. The River-Memorial Foundation, Inc., the Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc., the Police Activity League, Inc. (Long Hill Recreation Center), the Willow Plaza Center; the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury and W.O.W. (Walnut Orange Wood) NRZ Learning Center have been awarded $60,000 each in a grant from the State Legislature.

   The news was announced today when State Rep. Victor Cuevas (D-Waterbury) and State Rep. Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury) sent out a press releases detailing the legislature’s decision to send $360 thousand to these six important Waterbury community organizations.

   Representative Cuevas represents the  75th District, and said, “These organizations provide indispensable services in the city and is a cost-effective investment in the overall quality of life in Waterbury.”

   Representative Butler represents the 72nd District, and said, “These funds will help provide after school programs, mentoring programs, and other programs for the children in our community. These organizations will help our children grow in a positive way versus not having anything to do and getting in trouble.”