Civil Rights, Social Action

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.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Connecticut Will Have Its First Statewide, Publicly Accessible Data Source to Assist Voter Registration, Voter Turnout Efforts

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Data Collaborative (CT Data) is constructing a public data platform designed to provide organizations seeking to increase voter registration and voting in Connecticut with the data necessary to more effectively target their efforts. Utilizing civic engagement grant funds awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, CT Data will provide data, analysis and technical assistance that will encourage the use of data to inform voter registration outreach efforts.

Thursday, May 7, 2020
New Haven Census 2020 Party On Wheels To Roll Through Undercounted Neighborhoods On May 8th

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Depsite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Justin Elicker and members of the Greater New Haven 2020 Census Complete Count Committee, with support from the City of New Haven, have announced that on Friday, May 8, from 10 AM to 4 PM, a socially distanced, Party-On-Wheels will be rolling through the city’s undercounted neighborhoods. Residents will stay safely inside their homes to celebrate the festive caravan featuring live music. Those who complete the census are eligible to win prizes that include a tablet, Chromebook, or gift card. Residents that have already completed the census can get a second shot at the drawing by sharing a video or photo of their census celebration.

“The 2020 Census is about money, power, and the future of our community,” said Karolina Ksiazek, Complete Count Program Manager and a consultant for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. “We’ve had to be creative to make sure every household takes part. We can’t let marginalized communities be counted out.”

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
CCP Public Policy Update: Census Workshops for Nonprofits

HARTFORD, CT -- Learn about the upcoming Census workshops series that CCP is co-sponsoring with Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Connecticut Data Collaborative, and several CCP members throughout January. The Count Me in 2020 Workshop Series intends to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of the Census to Connecticut, to explain precisely how it will work, and to seek the assistance of organizations in communities statewide.