Equity and Inclusion

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.”

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Grants in response to COVID-19

HARTFORD, CT -- The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic disruption have created tremendous new challenges for our state, the nation, and the world. The Connecticut Health Foundation is focused on how to be most helpful and responsive to immediate needs and those that emerge as time goes on. As a first step, the foundation has awarded $585,000 to help address basic needs for Connecticut residents facing hardships and to bolster access to health care.