New Canaan CARES in Honor of Claudia Monaco
New Canaan CARES is an independent non-profit community organization whose purpose is to advance the health and well-being of our youth and families. CARES provides responsive education programs that support and strengthen parent skills, positive youth development and healthy lifestyles - free of charge. CARES is establishing this scholarship in honor of Claudia Monaco. Claudia was a 1997 graduate of New Canaan High School who returned to New Canaan with a purpose of shaping some of the town's youngest learners. While teaching at East Elementary School, she was a constant source of strength and happiness. She devoted her life to the well-being of her students, spending the last 10 years teaching kindergarten.