Pathways to Higher Paying Careers

Residents Connected to Growth Industries with More Than $1 Million in Grants

Hillhouse High grad Gillian Ofori-Ntiamoah, now a chemistry major senior at SCSU, conducts research. Photo: Todd Ryder

A network of local nonprofit programs connecting residents to jobs in growing economic sectors such as healthcare, bioscience and manufacturing is being supported with more than $1 million in grants from The Community Foundation and its component fund, the Community Fund for Women & Girls. The funding is part of The Foundation's strategic commitment to inclusive economic growth and is going to programs that provide skills training, childcare, transportation support, career navigation and other wraparound support services.

Among The Community Foundation grantees are New Haven Promise, piloting a partnership with the Yale School of Medicine to prepare underrepresented professionals for healthcare careers; New Haven Works, helping residents access jobs in STEM fields; and SCSU’s BioPath program, connecting students with professionals of color in bioscience.

The Community Fund for Women & Girls grants include support for the Collaboration of Minority Women Professionals program for entrepreneurs; Havenly’s fellowship program for recent immigrants; and more.

This story appears in the No. 3, 2022 edition of Connections, The Community Foundation's newsletter. Subscribe to the newsletter here.