Middlesex United Way hopes Working Cities Challenge Grant Can Help Cut Poverty Rates

Friday, October 27, 2017

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.