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Connecticut Association of Human Services   2015

2015

Discovery Statewide/Regional
CT Early Childhood Alliance Core and Communications Support$200,000

(Grantee: CAHS/ Early Childhood Alliance) 1. Convene, unite and mobilize early childhood stakeholders in the effort to build an effective system that connects families with high-quality early care and education services. 2. Advocate for the components of a coordinated, high-quality early care system 3. Build financial support and an organization that can be both effective and sustainable. 4. Gain a better understanding of how racism, inequity and poverty impact the early childhood issues they work on by: 5. Identify research and information highlighting issues of racism, inequity and poverty as it relates to their policy work and share it through their network. 6. Incorporate disparities information into policy proposals and communications. 7. Create a development plan that can be implemented by staff and volunteers

Discovery Statewide/Regional
Parent/Pupil Advocacy Journey: Voices 2B Heard$100,000

(Grantee: CAHS/ Parent Power) 1. Develop stronger relationships with Discovery collaboratives, partners and communities across the state. 2. Help families to use their stories as data to inform other organizations’ and partners’ strategies. 3. Provide training to support parents to navigate the early care and education system and develop leadership skills. 4. Support actively engaged parents to work with superintendents, teachers and students in all levels of the decision-making process in order to strengthen Connecticut’s educational policies and practices, Pre-K to grade 12. 5. Educate administrators, policymakers, and state and municipal leaders about the importance of engaging with and listening to parents/pupils to make informed decisions through one-on-one meetings, local forums and state-level advocacy 6. Add new components to its work with families to use their stories to confront exclusion and bias. Parents will share their stories with principals, mayors and others in power to promote change. 7. Facilitate conversations and community forums with parents to surface their challenges. CTPP will help parents to develop solutions and support their implementation.