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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. And, in so doing, you create an atmosphere conducive to that community’s economic growth and vitality.

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Last Rose Farm in New England has Blooming Future

Last Rose Farm in New England has Blooming Future The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is helping to secure a brighter future for local adults with autism and the last rose farm in New England. programs.

ConnCAT's Two Years Show Results

The CT Center for Arts & Technology is providing industry-specific job training in medical coding and phlebotomy programs.

Featured Organization

Traffic calming and pedestrian safety are just two of the New Haven Safe Streets Coalition's many concerns as they work to improve traffic safety and public health.

News, Reports & Resources

New Haven now home to new MakeHaven (NHR, 7/11/13)

"Carpenter Ready To Frame" (NHI, 4/16/13)



 "The Grid Lights Up" (NHI, 2/26/13)



Building CT's Workforce: Integrating Career Education with Employer Needs:  The Connecticut Policy Institute's report recommends ways to strengthen the connections among technical high schools, community colleges, and employers.


Youth and Work: Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity Employment among young people at its lowest levels since the 1950s, with more than 6.5 million neither in school nor the workforce. This Casey report offers recommendations to support youth in gaining a stronger foothold in the economy.

CT has the second largest rich-poor gap in the nation, according to Nov. 2012 CT Voices For Children report.


New Haven's Second Renewal Promising (Hartford Courant, 7/18/12)

Opportunity In Connecticut: The Impact of Poverty, Race and Education on Family Economic Success examines the multiple ways economic and racial differences play out in society. In order to close the achievement gap and reshape the state’s economy, policymakers must address the underlying issues that affect educational attainment and long-term family economic success.

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