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Connecticut Center for a New Economy   2016
The Connecticut Center for a New Economy (CCNE) builds power, fights inequality and improves economic, social and racial justice for Connecticut’s unemployed and working people. We develop leadership and civic engagement among community, labor and faith groups in order to promote racial justice and immigrants’ rights, advocate for workers seeking employment, the right to bargain collectively for better wages and a voice on the job, support public education and job training, and expand access to health care and affordable housing.

2016

Exploratory Grants: Inspiring School Equity
From My Classroom to My Colleague: Educators and Communities Pursuing Racial Justice in Access to Economic Opportunity$75,000

This project has three main phases, the first two are the primary focus of the grant. Phase one, which is already underway, involves dialogue with Hartford educators that are members of the Hartford Federation of Teachers on structural racism and its manifestations in public education. For this phase of work: 100 additional members of the HFT will participate in introductory workshops; 30 will participate in more in-depth workshops; 15 will participate in workshops with community leaders; and 10 will become trainers and lead the workshops. Phase two also involves dialogue but with a broader audience with the intention of creating an anti-racism alliance. Phase three, which is a longer-term agenda, is to increase access to education careers for Hartford students to diversify the city’s teacher pool.