Boost Economic Success

Boost Economic Success

A strong economy begins with a community that supports its people. When you support workforce training, financial literacy and public transportation, you enable individuals and families to work where they live, increasing their chances of economic success and deepening their investment in the community. 

Snapshot

Prosperity in suburban towns increasingly depends upon the growing number of good jobs in the City of New Haven. But job access and unemployment continue to be top concerns within many neighborhoods.

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Historic Preservation »

01.14.2016

Historic preservation not only contributes to the region’s identity and quality of life. It also stimulates the economy and create jobs.

Breaking the Cycle: Support for the Formerly Incarcerated »

12.02.2015

As policy reforms aimed at ending mass incarceration have gained momentum across the country, local reentry initiatives are increasing the support and opportunities available to help men and women returning from prison become productive members of society.

Investing With a Gender Lens »

11.06.2015

In philanthropy and the private sector, there is a growing movement to direct financial and human resources into supporting women and girls, expanding their leadership opportunities, and challenging the traditional roles and expectations of both women and men.

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Employable for the Long Term

With the help of a grant from The Community Foundation, STRIVE New Haven is focusing on creating long-term employment success for its graduates. Read More »

ConnCAT's Two Years Show Results

The Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT) is providing pathways to industry training and job placement. Read More »

Teaching Youth to 'Own Their Economic Success'

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England helps students relate “what they learn” to “what they earn”. Read More »



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Just Released!

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is proud to have been a major funder of the recently released 2016 Greater New Haven Community Index report compiled by DataHaven. 

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The report is based on federal and statewide data sources, including the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, which conducted live interviews with 16,219 randomly-selected adults throughout Connecticut in 2015. The survey provides information not otherwise available at a local level, such as respondents’ views on effectiveness of local government, financial security, access to resources and basic needs, transportation, and other social and economic issues.

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