Monday, November 20, 2017
Career Resources, Inc. wins $200K grant from Bank of America to continue its commitment to workforce development in Southern CT

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Career Resources, Inc. has been named a 2017 Neighborhood Builder® by Bank of America. The nonprofit is being recognized for its holistic, integrated approach to helping area residents gain and retain employment. The Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders) grant will provide Career Resources, Inc. with a unique combination of leadership development, $200,000 in flexible funding, involvement in a network of peer organizations across the U.S. and the opportunity to access capital in order to expand their impact in the Southern Connecticut community.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Hartford Generation Work Launches Workforce Leaders Academy

HARTFORD, CT -- Hartford Generation Work has announced the inaugural class of the Workforce Leaders Academy (WLA). The WLA is a 12-month fellowship designed to improve the quantity, quality and sustainability of efforts to move young adults ages 18-29 to work. WLA is a project of Hartford Generation Work, in collaboration with United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Capital Workforce Partners, the City of Hartford and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. WLA is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation with additional support by the Nutmeg Foundation and Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford.

Friday, October 27, 2017
Middlesex United Way hopes Working Cities Challenge Grant Can Help Cut Poverty Rates

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Middletown received a $15,000 design grant to develop a plan to improve the lives of low-income Middletown residents by decreasing poverty rates among single heads of household with children under 18, hoping to reduce our current rate of 41 percent to our goal of 25 percent over the next 10 years. Since March, a collaborative team led by Middlesex United Way, The Connection and the city of Middletown, representatives from over 30 other organizations and businesses and Middletown residents have been meeting monthly to develop a plan to achieve this goal, and in turn, improve the lives of low-income residents.