Civil Rights, Social Action

Connecticut School Integration: Moving Forward as the Northeast Retreats

Looking at the grim picture of central city Hartford and Bridgeport when desegregation efforts began and considering the odds against the creation of new models in a time when civil rights were shrinking, what has been accomplished in Connecticut is a victory over great odds. It is also an example of the way there can be change that expands the possibilities for all and enriches the communities.

Immigration Advocacy Toolkit

Bolder Advocacy, has collected all their resources in one place to support immigrant rights advocacy groups working on policy goals ranging from federal policy reform to voter mobilization.

Philanthropy’s Role in a Healthy Democracy

Maggie Gunther Osborn, President of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy was published in the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, September 2014 member magazine, Nonprofit Advantage.

Freedom Funders: Philanthropy and the Civil Rights Movement, 1955-1965

In recognition of the continued relevance of Civil Rights landmark legislation – and the work still left to do to end discrimination and injustice of all kinds – the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) released "Freedom Funders: Philanthropy and the Civil Rights Movement, 1955-1965."

Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

Access the website for The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, a public agency with representatives from twenty-three towns, cities and boroughs formed to provide a basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide range of issues facing Southeastern Connecticut.