Local 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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Dive Into The Issues

Historic Preservation ›


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 ›


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 ›


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.

Transportation Barriers to Employment ›


In thousands Greater New Haven households, the primary wage earners have no way to travel to a majority of the jobs in the region. Either they do not have a car or public transportation will not take them where they would need to go, according to the report, How Transportation Problems Keep People Out of the Workforce in Greater New Haven.

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The Community Foundation is deeply committed to making Greater New Haven a region of opportunity for current and future generations.

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Action and Advocacy for a Prosperous Community

Community Action Agency of New Haven is collaborating with other agencies in our community and advocating for support statewide.

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Teaching Youth to 'Own Their Economic Success'

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England helps students relate "what they learn" to "what they earn".

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ConnCAT Shows Results

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

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