Working Cities Challenge

Thursday, September 13, 2018
CCP is a Comcast Newsmaker

View the Comcast Newsmakers interview with Eric Clemmons and CCP President Karla Fortunato.

Monday, February 12, 2018
Middlesex United Way Wins $450K Working Cities Grant to Help Single Parents

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Kevin Wilhelm of Middlesex United Way announced that Middletown has won the Boston Federal Reserve Working Cities Challenge, which promotes economic growth throughout cities in Connecticut, as well as other parts of New England. This grant provides $450,000 in a multi-year commitment to support the implementation of different strategies and resources to help single parents in need begin their journey toward financial stability and economic independence.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Grant to Help Danbury Efforts to Overcome Trust Issues, Reduce Poverty

DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut and the City of Danbury celebrated their successful application for a $450,000 Working Cities Challenge grant. The City's 10-year plan to reduce poverty in Danbury by 30 percent will be aided by the grant. Their three-part strategy includes building trust among immigrants and minorities, improving the quality of affordable childcare, and coordinating the city’s English language programs so that more people can use them.