Each of the four CT cradle-to-career teams have action plans driven by data-informed, local strategies that make a difference for young people. At the same time, it is clear that there are also issues and systems beyond the control of local leaders. This understanding, funding and other support from the StriveTogether national network, and attention to racial equity is leading the CT teams to identify and act on shared policy interests and solutions across the communities.
The pandemic and reckoning with structural racism shines a bring light on what we need to build and sustain effective schools and communities, including: affordable, quality childcare, housing, and healthcare. Internet access. Supports for mental and emotional health. School funding. Parent and community leadership. And more! Stayed tuned as we develop and advance our policy agenda.
Learn more about the Bridgeport Prospers cradle-to-career initiative.
Find out who's involved, action plans, and how progress is being measured.
We are made up of over 100 community and civic leaders, educators, organizations, and individuals who are committed to building and sustaining a community infrastructure to support a safe, equitable, and successful pathway for each and every child in Norwalk. Find out more about Norwalk ACTS.
To ensure Stamford youth become active and productive community members, we’ve identified six key outcome areas to impact collaboratively across the city. More about Stamford's cradle-to-career initiative can be found here.
Waterbury's Bridge to Success collaboration is focused on six key outcomes. Find out more about the team and work.
Systems change addresses what holds a problem in place by altering the different parts of a system:
visible - policies, practices, resource flows
semi-visible - relationships / connections, power dynamics, structural racism
invisible - ‘mental models’ – the stories we tell ourselves about why something is or behaves as it does
Waterbury leaders meet with Congressmember Johanna Hayes, 2021