NEW HAVEN — The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to Christian Community Action to support Parent Leadership Training programming in New Haven. The People Empowering People (PEP) program will be offered free of charge to the community. PEP is a ten-week personal and family development program that builds upon individual life experiences and strengths to encourage growth in communication and problem solving skills, parent/family relationships and community involvement.

Founded in 1997, the Liberty Bank Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for low- to moderate-income people by investing in education, affordable housing and nonprofit capacity building.

Christian Community Action is a faith-based not-for-profit ecumenical social services agency that provides emergency shelter and transitional housing, food, advocacy and leadership education and training and other support to those who are poor, in particular families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.