English Language Learners Report
In 2014–15, the Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving focused on the issue of English Language Learners (ELL)* through a series of forums. This report examines what they learned and highlights the opportunities and the challenges of increased cultural and linguistic diversity.
The Status of Women in Connecticut's Workforce
The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) has released a new research report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) titled: “The Status of Women in Connecticut’s Workforce.”
Increasing Awareness of Technical-Based Career Pathways
BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation, serving the central Connecticut communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, has joined with local Individuals, groups and businesses to increase awareness of technical-based career pathways in order to enhance students’ success, alleviate the shortage of skilled technical workers and increase employment opportunities in those communities.
How a Public/Private Partnership Brought $30 Million and 6,650 Jobs to Connecticut
This report describes the significant challenges and innovative solutions of the partnership that successfully secured millions in federal stimulus funds for the state in 2010 and 2011. The state’s philanthropic community, government representatives and nonprofit advocates partnered to leverage the funds through the Emergency Contingency Funds of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
Monday, August 24, 2020
Chamber Hosts Another Successful Youth Work Program

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Middlesex Chamber of Commerce wraped up another successful installment of the Middletown Summer Youth Employment Program. They placed youngsters into subsidized employment in a wide variety of professional fields for six weeks in the summer months, working 20 hours per week. The 2020 team of funding partners included: Workforce Alliance, the City of Middletown, Peach Pit Foundation, Liberty Bank Foundation, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Jarvis Products Corporation, Stone Investment Properties, and Middlesex United Way.