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Connecticut Association of Human Services   2016
Founded in 1910, Connecticut Association for Human Services promotes family economic security strategies that empower low-income working families to achieve financial independence. Their mission is to end poverty and engage, equip and empower all families in Connecticut to build a secure future. CAHS plays a unique role as a catalyst and convener.


Exploratory Grants: Inspiring School Equity
Connecting to Opportunity Project$75,000

The Connecting to Opportunity project will address the problem of the relatively large and ethnically disproportionate number of disconnected youth in CT (i.e., those between 16 and 24 years old who are not working or in school). To understand the systemic causes of these disparities and develop an effective response, the project is divided in three main components: (1) Learning by conduct a total of six to eight focus groups/community cafes in Hartford and New Haven with a total of 60 to 80 participants; (2) Sharing those findings by implementing a communications plan that includes a policy report, media strategy, and community events; and (3) Building a policy response for a broad coalition of advocates working at the state and local levels.