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The title for this blog originated with use of the term “practical idealist” in this 1996 opinion piece, which asked: “To what kind of work should a practical idealist aspire?” A century and a half earlier, Emerson, in his 1841 essay Circles, wrote: “There are degrees in idealism.  We learn first to play with it academically. . . .  Then we see in the heyday of youth and poetry that it may be true, that it is true in gleams and fragments.  Then, its countenance waxes stern and grand, and we see that it must be true.  It now shows itself ethical and practical.”  John Dewey and Mahatma Gandhi embraced practical idealism in the 20th century, as did UN Secretary General U Thant.  Al Gore invoked it in a 1998 speech. In the context of this blog, the term is meant to convey idealism tempered but not overwhelmed by realism: a search for the ideal on a path guided by common sense.
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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Family Reunification Month, Petit Family Foundation

During this Family Reunification Month of June, Connecticut CASA recently received a grant from the Petit Family Foundation.  We learned, too, of a grant from the TEGNA Foundation.

Diversifying Connecticut CASA's financial base in this way is important as the organization continues to grow, depending on sources including public dollars, foundation grants, and individual donations.  Many thanks to all!

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