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The Urban League has now completed its latest edition of this work, 2016 State of Black Hartford, thanks to a $36,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016, is the first comprehensive community indicators report for Fairfield County, covering individual towns and neighborhoods.
For over thirty years Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition has provided Bridgeport with highly valued and comprehensive reports.
The third edition of Metro Hartford Progress Points, driven by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is the result of collaboration between nine stakeholders representing local government, businesses, nonprofits, academic and philanthropic institutions and organizations committed to making long-term progress in our region. The report includes a timeline of past efforts aimed at addressing the region’s long-standing challenges, not to be disheartening, but instead to highlight where positive changes have been made and how our region remains committed to learning from our collective past while working to create opportunities for all Greater Hartford residents.
Find resources to support relief efforts in the flooding disaster in West Virginia.
The Urban League has now completed its latest edition of State of Black Hartford 2016, thanks to a $36,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
The third edition of Metro Hartford Progress Points, driven by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is the result of collaboration between nine stakeholders representing local government, businesses, nonprofits, academic and philanthropic institutions and organizations, and including the United Way of Central and Northeastern CT, committed to making long-term progress in our region.
"Co-Creation," written by Patricia Bowie, is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines co-creation, an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013. The new case study is significant, as there is much written about funder partnerships and collaboration success stories, but little discussion on different kinds of collaborative ventures and the lessons learned by philanthropy.
First Five Years Fund (FFYF) has developed this resource to serve as a helpful tool for states writing innovative ESSA early learning plans. This shareable, downloadable resource highlights the law’s express early learning provisions, as well as others that could strengthen and expand early childhood initiatives at the state and local level.