Their mission is to build a broad-based organization for change that is initiated, organized, and led by low income communities, working families, and people of color.
Since May 2020, the Pandemic Journaling Project has given ordinary people a place to chronicle and preserve their pandemic experiences. In our first phase, PJP-1, more than 1,800 people in 55 countries have created nearly 27,000 individual journal entries—for themselves, and for the history books. In Summer 2022, they launched our second phase, PJP-2. In […]
The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) is a community resource and advocacy center run by and for persons with disabilities. ECNV’s mission is to END dependence by empowering people with disabilities to live independently. We are a cross-disability organization and work with people of all ages who have every type of disability. Founded in […]
The Housing Partnership is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with over 40 years of experience serving as an intermediary among public agencies, developers, financial institutions, and residents. We are trusted and regarded as industry leaders, thanks to our qualified staff who strive to make the affordable housing process more efficient and pleasant for all clients and […]
The NRCA mission is to engage diverse teen and adult participants in natural resources conservation through place-based, experiential outdoor education, and facilitate community action through collaborative partnerships that contribute to local environmental solutions. The NRCA is a partnership among the Department of Natural Resources & the Environment, Center for Land Use Education & Research, Neag […]
Their mission is to encourage intentionally inclusive communities while providing resources and support to individuals who live with Down syndrome and their advocates.
Grow, Cook, Share: Their mission is in recognizing the historical and institutional injustices of the American food system, CLiCK aims to grow a locally-based, just, healthy, and sustainable food economy. CLiCK’s shared-use commercial kitchens provide opportunities for farmers and culinary entrepreneurs, including those with low incomes, to incubate food-based businesses, while improving the health and […]
CLCC seeks to create a shared, inclusive living experience for individuals with and without developmental disabilities in a farm community, by focusing upon the gifts of all in mutually rewarding relationships. The farm community is the key element of the vision. People with and without a disability will interact by living together, working together and […]
Their mission is to address gender, race, and socioeconomic-based gaps in the economics profession through mentorship, resource provisioning, and a network focused on inclusion. This includes underrepresented minorities (URM), LGBTQIA++, first-generation college, and international students (in the US and outside the US).
Start:Empowerment is a Queer & BIPOC led nonprofit at the nexus of climate education and environmental justice organizing. They are committed to providing high-quality social-environmental justice education and programming, skills-based training, and grassroots organizing support to youth and communities of color. Their mission is to mobilize education and activism to achieve social-environmental justice and liberation […]
Their mission is To deliver comprehensive, innovative, and inclusive programs and services for all students. They cultivate connections to campus and community partners promoting opportunities for students to become contributing members of the state, national and world communities.
Grounded in a social justice and feminist perspective, the Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP) is dedicated to addressing and preventing all forms of sexual violence through education, outreach, and advocacy.
The mission of New Opportunities is to improve the quality of life for economically disadvantaged individuals by providing the necessary resources to increase their standard of living, foster self-improvement, and maximize self-empowerment.
Havenly builds the community power of refugee and immigrant women through job training, education, and organizing.
Common Ground is a center for learning and leadership, inviting people across ages and identities to connect to their urban environment, build community, grow into their full potential, and contribute to a just and sustainable world. They work toward this mission through active, authentic learning rooted in justice and our environment: a farm, in a […]
Hartford Deportation Defense is an immigrant-led mutual aid collective that works to fight for the rights of all immigrants in the Hartford area, so that we can all have access to a dignified, peaceful, and joyful life. We think ICE, CBP (Customs and Border Patrol), and immigration detention should be abolished. Nobody should be put […]
Amnesty International is an international non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom focused on human rights. It is a global movement of more than 10 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.
Scholars at Risk protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in our network as well as by providing advisory and referral services.
The mission of LSHV is to provide high quality counsel in civil matters for low-income individuals and families and other vulnerable persons who do not have access to legal representation to maintain their basic needs, and to pursue equity through dismantling systemic oppression. These include urgent legal needs such as: housing emergencies (eviction and foreclosure prevention), […]
The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre draws attention to the human rights impacts (positive & negative) of over 5100 companies, operating in over 180 countries. The resource centre provides guidance materials and examples of good practice.
The Center for Justice and International Law’s (CEJIL) mission is to contribute to the full enjoyment of human rights in the Americas through the effective use of Inter-American System tools and other international human rights law protection mechanisms. CEJIL offers advice and free legal representation to victims of human rights abuses—and to organizations that defend […]
They’re an entirely volunteer-run organization providing a platform that connects professionals and college students with students in grades K-12. Through different online mediums (e.g. Zoom, WebEx, Google Meets, etc.), students receive a one-on-one education coupled with an irreplaceable mentorship experience.
EPOCH (Engaged, Public, Oral and Community Histories) formalizes the History Department’s initiatives to promote engaged, public, oral and community histories. It fosters collaborative intellectual inquiry between students, faculty, and community-based organizations around a particular historical theme and through a number of training activities and deliverables. Training includes: exhibition design, label writing, oral history training, and […]
The Sport Management Program is designed to provide an educational experience that includes an effective blend of classroom, research and field experiences in an effort to provide each student the opportunity to gain disciplinary knowledge and to develop the necessary skills to be successful in any area of the sport industry.
The Office of Sustainability (OS) is under the umbrella of the Provost’s Office (Vice Provost for Academic Operations) within the Institute of the Environment (IoE), with a secondary reporting relationship on operational matters to the Executive Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer (EVPA & CFO). The OS works with senior administrators, students, faculty […]
The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. They are a innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.
LiveWell Dementia Specialists, formerly the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, opened in 1992 as a nonprofit focused exclusively on caring for individuals at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
At the law office of John R. Williams and Associates, LLC, the legal team is committed to protecting your constitutional rights and safeguarding your freedom when legal matters put you in jeopardy. Led by the highly regarded founding attorney, John R. Williams, their firm’s attorneys will explore all options available to help you address your […]
The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center preserves and educates through discovery and creativity the diverse traditions, vitality and knowledge of Native American cultures.
The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) is a global social enterprise aiming to track the human rights performance of countries across a comprehensive suite of measures. They are producing a free easy-to-access database of metrics, summarizing human rights performance in countries around the world.
Food Rescue US engages volunteers to transfer fresh food surpluses from local businesses to social service agencies serving the food insecure.
They are a pro-homes coalition of neighbors and nonprofits advocating for better local & state land use policies to make every community in Connecticut more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable. Formed in June 2020, in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the renewed conversation on racial justice, their work is about first imagining […]
Mutual Aid Hartford is a sustainable community-run network of needs and offers started by people of color and sustained by our neighbors and partners in action. It’s not charity. It’s solidarity.
Take Back the Night Foundation’s aim is to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. They serve to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
UConn Hillel, the Center for Jewish Life, fosters inclusive and meaningful experiential opportunities to enrich the lives of students and help them explore Judaism and Jewish values on their own terms.
Be (A)Part is a youth-led, scientist-engaged mentoring program in Connecticut. We inspire and train diverse young people to be effective leaders and volunteers at social justice, health, and human services nonprofits.
The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is to protect the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health, and to ensure access to the services, education and information to realize that right.
*In 2020, the Dodd Center’s human rights outreach and engagement programs joined the Human Rights Institute at Dodd Human Rights Impact. Dodd Human Rights Impact fosters a culture of human rights at UConn, in Connecticut, and around the world. Today, the Dodd Center houses the University Library’s Archives & Special Collections, the Center for Judaic […]
Law Offices of Pat Brown specialize in Criminal Defense, DUI and Personal Injury cases.
The Migrant Alliance and Partnership Network (MAP Network) is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to strengthen and connect migrant service providers in the Greater Boston area. MAP Network’s primary work includes connecting service providers, conducting research, and creating tools and resources. Acting as a networking platform and information hub for migrant service providers […]
The Hart Uplifted, Inc. is non-profit organization aiming to help those of the Hartford community flourish and succeed.
The mission of The Children’s LAW Center is to promote the best possible outcomes for children and families in transition or crisis by providing access to legal services and support they could not otherwise afford and by advancing collaborative, non-adversarial options for resolving conflicts outside the court system.
By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at […]
Massachusetts Advocates for Children’s mission is to remove barriers to educational and life opportunities for children and youth. They do so by advocating for and partnering with students and families; transforming school cultures to be inclusive, safe and supportive; and creating systemic change so all children and youth can learn, reach their potential, and thrive. […]
The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence create safe and just communities through advocacy, prevention and empowerment of anyone affected by sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking.
The Consortium’s work aims to use knowledge about gender and security to end armed conflicts and build sustainable international peace. They seek to further the development of new knowledge on the topics of gender, armed conflict and security, while also bridging the gap between the scholarly research community and policy makers. With a stronger, international, […]
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. FMF engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership training and development programs, and participates in and organizes forums on issues of women’s equality and empowerment. […]
Founded in 1879, Family Services brings people together to find the support they need, improving their lives and communities, and building a stronger, safer Hudson Valley. Their program areas include Behavioral Health, Victim Services, Family Programs, Youth Services, Community Safety, and Prevention. Last year, over 14,000 children, adults, and families benefited from Family Services programs […]
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that […]
Media Voices for Children is an internet news agency for children’s rights. They raise public awareness about the impact of poverty and globalization on the world’s children. They produce and distribute video, interactive media and documentary films.
The AACC is committed to promoting cultural preservation, leadership development, academic excellence, and intercultural communication through programs and activities that are designed to give students an appreciation and an understanding of the heritage and cultural experiences of African Americans and people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world.
The mission of the Women’s Center is to educate, advocate, and provide support services for the achievement of women’s equity at the university and within the community at large.
The mission of The Advocates for Human Rights is to implement international human rights standards to promote civil society and reinforce the rule of law. By involving volunteers in research, education, and advocacy, we build broad constituencies in the United States and select global communities. An independent, nonpartisan non-profit organization founded in 1983, The Advocates […]
Planned Parenthood Generation Action Internship is a network of young organizers and activists across Connecticut and Rhode Island who take action on their college campuses and in their communities to mobilize advocates for reproductive freedom; in addition to raising public awareness about reproductive health, rights, and justice, educating young people about sexual health, and creating […]
The University’s Office of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development supports University departments, offices and units that are interested in exploring campus partnership opportunities. Some campus units regularly enter into campus partnership contracts and are familiar with the processes and requirements applicable to these contracts. If your department, office or unit does not regularly enter into […]
The UConn Library’s Archives & Special Collections supports the University of Connecticut’s mission of teaching, research and service. It acquires, preserves and makes accessible specialized research collections for students, faculty, staff, scholars and the general public and supports the development and promotion of public programs, exhibitions and similar events to enhance the University’s teaching and […]
The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services for citizens of Connecticut, as well as for the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The State Library also serves students, […]
As the largest single-site early education center in Greater Hartford, they provide stimulating, high-quality learning experiences for preschool children in a vibrant, safe, state-of-the-art building. They’ve proudly earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.
Founded in 1999, ASAP! is a social profit organization recognized as the place for quality and innovative arts education year round offering literary, performing, visual, and culinary programs for pre-k through adult. The ASAP! community includes families and children of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds from over 100 towns. They reach 9,000+ children a year […]
Our mission is to educate, advocate, and provide support services for the achievement of women’s equity at the University and within the larger community. Special attention is focused on, but not limited to, women who face additional challenges due to their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, sexual identity, religion, age, and physical or metal ability.
Established in 1984 in response to the increasing number of individuals being treated for HIV/AIDS at Yale New Haven Hospital, our AIDS Care Program offers comprehensive services for adults, adolescents and children with HIV.
Our mission is to deliver an informed and equitable response to hunger by mobilizing community partners, volunteers, and supporters. Founded in 1982, Connecticut Foodshare is a member of the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks. Connecticut Foodshare supports individuals and families – from one end of the state to the other – by addressing […]
For 40 years, the world’s financial professionals have relied on FactSet, across teams, across asset classes, and at every stage of the investment process. Our goal is to provide a seamless user experience spanning idea generation, research, portfolio construction, trade execution, performance measurement, risk management, reporting, and portfolio analysis across the front, middle, and back […]
The UConn Health Center and John Dempsey Hospital are to advance health care, education, and economic development in the state by supporting the development of a health disparities institute sponsored by the University of Connecticut that will enhance research and the delivery of care to minority and medically underserved populations of the state. Producing evidence-for-action […]
The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health promotes solutions to food insecurity, poor diet quality, and weight bias through research and policy. The Rudd Center was founded in 2005 by Kelly Brownell, PhD, at Yale, with a contribution from the Rudd Foundation. Key initiatives were launched as part of the Rudd Center’s work, based on […]
Community Outreach’s mission is to enrich learning at the University of Connecticut through preparing students to be active global citizens by engaging them in service activities that enhance the quality of life for both others and themselves.
AIDS Connecticut, a division of Advancing CT Together (ACT), builds sustainable, accessible, and high-quality systems and services dedicated to eliminating health disparities for people impacted by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to increase Connecticut’s capacity to ensure that all people impacted by HIV/AIDS and related health issues have access to health, housing and support services.
CAIR Connecticut (CAIR-CT, Inc) is the state chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) the largest Muslim civil rights organization in the United States. Since its establishment in 1994, CAIR has worked to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America. Through media relations, education and advocacy, CAIR works to make […]
There is a significant opportunity gap in Fairfield County; the majority of public school students in Bridgeport will fall behind and will be unable to achieve success in school and in life. Connect-Us programs are designed to reach the bottom 90% of inner-city youth who may not be as accomplished or motivated, and provide opportunities […]
New Horizons works to end the cycle of abuse and break the silence of domestic violence. Through victim defined advocacy and a trauma informed approach, our advocates strive to provide services to victims of abuse tailored around each individual’s unique situation. They believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their […]
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support […]
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with […]
Love146 journeys alongside children impacted by trafficking today and prevents the trafficking of children tomorrow.
Taking action together has always been how health care workers have won improvements — whether we’re in contract negotiations for a raise, at work defending someone being treated unfairly, or lobbying at the State Capitol for safe staffing levels. Often called “my favorite union” by Martin Luther King Jr., District 1199 is a bold, democratic […]
The Connecticut American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) works tirelessly to improve the lives of working people. They are a federation of hundreds of local unions representing more than 200,000 active union members in the private sector, public sector, and building trades. Their members live and work in every city and […]
CT NOW believes that the personal is indeed political; therefore it strives to impact and change attitudes, beliefs, and policies that harm all women by fighting for political, economic, and social justice through education, organizing and action. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public […]
The Foundation is currently working on a number of programs and projects that address the reproductive health needs of Connecticut’s students, minorities, parents, medical professionals, and women.
The Pro-Choice Connecticut Foundation is our organization’s research, education and outreach arm. Our mission is to support and protect, as a fundamental right and value, an individual’s freedom to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including abortion, through education, training, organizing, and public policy.
CWEALF has advanced women’s rights and opportunities in Connecticut since 1973. CWEALF is a statewide nonprofit organization that advocates for and empowers women and girls in Connecticut, especially those who are under-resourced or marginalized. We work to create an equitable society where women and girls thrive. During its first decade, CWEALF focused on impact litigation, […]
Neighborhood organization works with low income Hispanic/Latino individuals and families in the Greater Hartford area to help them express their concerns, become more self-sufficient and improve their economic and social status. Meetings are held third W: 5:30-7pm; call for location. Accepts donations of nonperishable food, school supplies and toys for people in agency programs.
The Windham Region No Freeze Project, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to the survival of homeless adults who are in the Windham Region. We provide safe temporary shelter; we strive to address unmet needs including food, clothing, hygiene, case management, emergency and transport funding; we facilitate regional community and social service agency collaboration to […]
WAIM started in 1984 in the basement of a local church with the original intention of redistributing clothing to our neighbors in need. Since then, we’ve grown to an organization that, along with clothing, provides furniture, appliances, linens, career clothing and emergency financial assistance to over 8,000 people each year from Windham and twelve surrounding […]
United Way is a dynamic, year-round movement focused on advancing the common good in our communities. We have the unique ability, vision and resources to bring together diverse stakeholders around a community vision of creating positive change to achieve long-lasting results.
Unite For Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. Unite For Sight applies best practices in eye care, public health, volunteerism, and social entrepreneurship to achieve our goal of high-quality eye care for all. The programs are locally led and […]
BFL is a unique feeding program that has helped feed a multitude of people throughout the years. Due to escalating heating and prescription drug costs, as well as a shift in the economy, they have seen the need for their programs increase. They are committed to continuing to serve those who need our services so […]
Pathways transforms relationships among Muslims, Christians, and their socio-political contexts by empowering bold leadership for the common good.
New Reach inspires independence for all people affected by homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing and support using the most innovative, progressive, equitable and inclusive methods.
Journey Home is committed to fostering a caring community that ensures a home for all. They give life to this mission through: Encouraging collaboration Facilitating innovation Advocating for justice
Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc., operated by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church, endeavors to serve those families whose circumstances have deprived them of adequate living and housing. The Home and Shelter does not seek to pass judgment on any person, but to serve in a Christ-like manner families […]
The mission of the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) is to improve the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities in Haiti through healthcare, education and community development.
End Hunger Connecticut! is a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization. By focusing on advocacy, outreach, education and research, EHC! serves as a comprehensive anti-hunger resource for policymakers, community organizations, and low-income families. The work of EHC! is vital to the visibility and coordination of various federal food assistance programs that are meant to lower […]
Realizing that people can be impoverished physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially and financially, Covenant Soup Kitchen provides food and access to basic services in an environment of care, love, support and safety to those individuals and families from the greater Windham community who come through our doors. We rely on the generosity of the community […]
Co-opportunity’s mission is to create neighborhood stability and economic prosperity by increasing the income, earnings and wealth of residents of the Greater Hartford region. The agency’s diverse and culturally competent employees accomplish this by providing services in the areas of financial education and counseling; workforce development; and asset building, including homeownership. Programs include HUD-approved housing […]
As the designated community action agency for both Hartford and Middlesex Counties, the Community Renewal Team (CRT) is dedicated to helping people take steps toward healthy and economically stable futures. Since 1963, our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has partnered with local elected officials, providers, funders, businesses and the community to address challenges like hunger, homelessness, unemployment […]
The mission of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center is to ensure that all people have equal access to housing opportunities in Connecticut. Because Connecticut’s low-income residents are particularly affected by discriminatory housing practices, the Center devotes its scarce resources principally to assisting Connecticut’s low-income residents. In addition, communities of color have been particularly devastated by […]
CCA’s mission is to express faithful witness by providing help, housing, and hope to people who are poor in New Haven. Their commitment is to support families in their efforts to increase their stability and self-sufficiency, to be a voice of reason, and a light in the darkness during difficult times. Their purpose is to […]
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, community organizing, advocacy, research, and education. Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.
Since 1970, Connecticut Citizen Action Group has been fighting for social justice, the environment, and better government. Our list of accomplishments is long, but most recently we won the passage of the most comprehensive campaign finance reform in the country, which takes effect this election cycle. Now we are fighting for equal access to health care and […]
Their mission is to end poverty and engage, equip and empower all families in CT to build a secure future. They envision a Connecticut where all children and families thrive, regardless of income, and contribute to and share in the state’s growth. A Connecticut where low-income residents work with government, business, labor and faith leaders […]
.The Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA) is a network of community action agencies that builds communities, promotes public policy, and develops leaders to end poverty in Connecticut. Their mission is to support, strengthen, and promote the work of the Community Action Agencies statewide to advance economic, racial, and social justice Through their strong partnership […]
The Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs (CABHN) is a statewide network of more than 3,000 members, including social service providers, advocates, religious leaders, and individuals concerned about issues affecting lower-income families and communities throughout Connecticut. The CABHN network represents a diverse range of experience, expertise, interests, and access to resources. Members share a common […]
In support of their mission, CAANH offers a variety of programs and services designed to educate, motivate, and support clients on their pathway to prosperity. CAANH is committed to delivering excellence by helping those in poverty change their lives. This change is achieved through attaining the skills and knowledge necessary to overcome the challenges that […]
Catholic Charities is a non-profit agency serving people of all faiths in Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven counties since 1920. They focus on children as our future, families as the backbone of our society, and the elderly as our link to our roots. Motivated by Christ’s social teachings and respect for the richness of diversity, […]
All Our Kin, Inc., is a nationally-recognized, Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care providers in order to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life.
The Access Community Action Agency is a federal and state designated non-profit Community Action Agency (CAA). They serve low-income individuals and families from Tolland and Windham Counties since 1965. At the core of the Access mission is the belief in the dignity and value of every individual, regardless of social or economic status. They take […]
In the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, law students handle every aspect of representation in high-stakes cases that determine whether a client who has fled from political, religious or other persecution will be allowed to remain permanently in the United States, or face deportation. In this intensive, one-semester program, students develop their legal skills and […]
Opened on November 10, 1998, the State of Connecticut Superior Court Community Court Session in Hartford is a collaborative effort between the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch and local authorities that seeks to address the “quality of life” crimes that contribute to the deterioration of local neighborhoods. Committed to the concept of restorative justice, the […]
Efficacy was founded by Cliff & Margaret Thornton and is a Connecticut-based organization advocating drug policy reform. Efficacy provides leadership on a way forward into a new responsibility for problem drug use and educates the public on the consequences of the current approach — the “war on drugs.”
WeCAHR, Western Connecticut Association for Human Rights, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to helping children and adults with disabilities live as safe, independent and productive lives as possible. WeCAHR serves 10 towns in the Greater Danbury area. WeCAHR is an advocacy organization. We advocate for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. We […]
The mission of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities is to advance the cause of equal rights for persons with disabilities and their families by: increasing the ability of individuals, groups and systems to safeguard rights; exposing instances and patterns of discrimination and abuse; seeking individual and systemic remediation when rights […]
We are devoted to ending the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. For more than 60 years the National MS Society, with its nationwide network of chapters and branches, has moved to create a world free of MS and improve the quality of life for those affected by MS. Through the work of chapters, the society funds research, […]
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26. The Center is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children, given the confidence that knowledge and understanding […]
Horizons’ mission is to create and sustain person-centered opportunities for people with developmental disabilities where they live, learn, work and play. Horizons provides over 1,800 opportunities each year for people with special needs by focusing on each person’s capacity and talents while responding to the changing needs of families, individuals and the community.
Advocacy Unlimited is a nationally-recognized organization that provides education, advocacy and support through peer-led, holistic engagement. As a peer run organization, their staff uses their direct lived experience navigating mental health, addiction, and trauma to promote individual growth, human rights, and systems transformation. They believe that everyone has the inner capacity to heal, grow, and […]
The mission of the New Haven Pride Center is to provide educational, cultural and social enrichment programming and LGBTQ+ competent and trauma-informed services for the LGBTQ+ community to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven and Connecticut.
The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective empowers individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions to lead healthy lives through the provision of health and support services, education and advocacy.
All kids—no matter where they live, how much money their parents make, or what their skin color is – deserve access to a great education. But in our country today, a significant achievement gap exists between low-income children and their wealthier peers. It’s not easy to close this gap, but hundreds of proof points show that it’s […]
Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. They mobilize U.S. students to transform our communities through service and change the world by building schools in developing countries.
Since 1996, A Better Chance of Wilton’s purpose has been to offer highly-motivated high school students of color the opportunity to live in Wilton and obtain an exemplary secondary education that may not be available to them in their home districts. The goal of the program is to affirm and nurture our ABC Scholars’ potential […]
Rebuilding Democracy is a nonprofit consultancy which offers consulting, training, leadership development, technical and new-media assistance to Democratic and progressive organizations so they can develop and use a strong grassroots organizing capacity.
Lawyers Without Borders is a not-for-profit 501c3 corporation whose mission is to protect the integrity of legal process, serve the underserved, and promote the culture of pro bono service in the legal profession- all with a neutral orientation.
Their mission is to achieve equal justice for poor people, to work with clients to promote social justice, and to address the effects and root causes of poverty.
Everyday Democracy is a capacity building organization that provides technical assistance to individuals and groups working to build multiracial democracies within their local communities. They do this by providing training, coaching, and tools with a racial equity lens to support place-based engagement for community-led solutions.
Working Families Party is an independent party that stands up for hard working every day families across Connecticut — not the Wall Street banks, the lobbyists and the CEOs. Every year, we examine the records of all the candidates — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — and only support those who will stand up for our […]
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
The Department is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, they assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. They take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. They […]
The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.
The mission of Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice is to protect urban environments primarily in Connecticut through educating communities, through promoting changes in local, state, and national policy, and through promoting individual, corporate and governmental responsibility towards our environment.
ConnPIRG Students is an independent statewide student organization that works on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, and hunger and homelessness. For nearly 35 years students with their campus PIRG chapters have been making a real difference in people’s lives and winning concrete changes to build a better world.
The Connecticut Regional Office, established in the early 1950s, is responsible for overseeing ADL’s operations in the state. From assisting victims of discrimination to reaching thousands with anti-bias education, ADL’s Connecticut Regional Office impacts public policy and improves our communities. ADL advocacy and programs focus on anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, extremism, hate crimes, civil […]
Common Cause in Connecticut is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizens lobby dedicated to improving the way state government operates. Whether it is advocating for opening committee meetings to the public or compelling the passage of the strongest campaign finance law in the nation, Common Cause in Connecticut has been a leading voice in reforming state government.
The ACLU of Connecticut defends, promotes, and expands the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Connecticut through litigation, community organizing and legislative advocacy, and civic education and engagement. They are comprised of three nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations: the ACLU of Connecticut, a 501(c)(4) organization which does legislative and organizing advocacy work; the ACLU […]
The mission of Connecticut Voices for Children is to promote the well-being of all of Connecticut’s young people and their families by advocating for strategic public investments and wise public policies. Connecticut Voices for Children advances its mission through high quality research and analysis, strategic communications, community education, and development of the next generation of […]
The mission of Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence is to create communities free of sexual violence and to provide culturally affirming, trauma-informed advocacy, prevention, and intervention services centered on the voices of survivors. The Alliance envisions and hopes to create a world in which everyone believes sexual violence is a preventable problem and actively […]
All children and youth served by the Department will grow up healthy, safe and learning, and will experience success in and out of school. The Department will advance the special talents of the children it serves and will make opportunities for them to give back to the community.
The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) is the recognized leading voice for victims and those who serve them in Connecticut. CCADV is a social change organization, working at the state and national level to create and implement policy changes to strengthen Connecticut’s response to domestic violence. CCADV is the voice against domestic violence across Connecticut. […]
Their mission: To protect and promote the legal rights of Connecticut’s low-income children and youth so they have equitable opportunities for good health, a quality education and a successful transition to adulthood. CCA provides legal representation and advocates for system reforms to ensure at-risk children’s basic needs are met and they receive appropriate services from […]
Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury, Inc. (IAM) offers critical support services to families faced with the nutritional, physical, and spiritual challenges of living with HIV/AIDS while providing vital education programs that respond to the greater community. They serve the Greater Danbury area that includes Bethel, Brookfield, New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding, Sherman, and New Milford. […]
Their vision is a community where everyone has access to high quality, relationship based, holistic care to inspire health and well-being and to empower people at risk of, or impacted by, HIV, substance use, mental illness and related conditions. A Place to Nourish your Health (Formerly AIDS Project New Haven) provide services for those who face […]
AIDS PROJECT Hartford, from a foundation of respect and compassion, provides education and support services for all people affected by HIV/AIDS in the Greater Hartford region, empowering them to maintain dignity and improve their quality of life.
Apex Community Care (formerly the AIDS Project of Greater Danbury, APGD) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that has been serving Western Connecticut since the AIDS crisis began in the mid 1980’s. Founded by a group of local residents motivated by a passionate concern for people living with HIV/AIDS and the impact of the […]
Our mission is to serve the needs of individuals, families and the community with prevention, crisis intervention and support services with regard to domestic violence, sexual assault and other major life crises. We achieve this mission through our strongly committed team of dedicated staff, direct service and board of director volunteers, and with the help […]
UConn and the Connecticut Area Health Education Centers (CT AHEC) Program strive to help migrant farm workers overcome these barriers by conducting medical and dental screenings on site at farm worker barracks free of charge. The UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinics operate annually from June to October offering diagnostic and treatment options for a variety […]
TEDMED is the independent health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” TED Talks have been viewed online over two billion times around the world. TEDMED is a non-profit that is wholly owned by The TEDMED Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Created by TED’s founder, TEDMED convenes and curates […]
Open Communities Alliance is a Connecticut-based civil rights organization that promotes access to opportunity for all people through education, organizing, advocacy, research, and partnerships. The Alliance works to build an urban-suburban interracial coalition to support policies that lead to housing choice.
Le Korsa is a dynamic non-profit organization that works directly with dedicated doctors, teachers, and students in Senegal to improve human lives. Operating programs at carefully selected sites, responding quickly and immediately to emergencies, we are astonishingly effective. Our actions are concrete, designed to fulfill urgent needs. We are in constant contact with our network […]
The Kids In Crisis mission is to ensure the well-being of children through vital 24-hour services.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. They provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Since 1993, the national Jumpstart network has trained 45,000 college students and community volunteers […]
Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury, Inc. (IAM) offers critical support services to families faced with the nutritional, physical, and spiritual challenges of living with HIV/AIDS while providing vital education programs that respond to the greater community.
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to help refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, strengthen hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. IRIS is a non-sectarian, independent nonprofit refugee resettlement agency that has welcomed more than 5,000 refugees to Connecticut since 1982. Welcoming persecuted […]
The Division of Criminal Justice is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters in the State of Connecticut. It is an independent agency of the executive branch of state government, established under the Constitution of the State of Connecticut. The Division of Criminal Justice is composed of the Office of the Chief […]
CT Students for a Dream (C4D) was founded in 2010 by a group of undocumented students and allies from across Connecticut. Initially coming together to discuss how it could advocate for the Federal DREAM Act, this small group organized a CT “Dream Summit” to kick off the DREAM movement in Connecticut, where over 30 students […]
The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) is a statewide nonprofit organization that assists refugees and immigrants resolve legal, economic, linguistic and social barriers so that they become self-sufficient, integrated and contributing members of the community. CIRI achieves this mission by providing a compassionate array of high-quality legal, social and educational programming and by […]
Founded in 2002, the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is a statewide organization committed to improving outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security, for children ages birth to eight. Their goal is for all children in Connecticut to enter kindergarten healthy, eager to learn, and ready for school success. Their guiding vision […]
The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors (CWCS) is a non-partisan arm of the Connecticut General Assembly. As staff to the legislature, the CWCS researches best practices, coordinates stakeholders, and promotes public policies that are in the best interest of Connecticut’s underserved and underrepresented women, children and older adults. The agency recognizes that the experiences […]
The mission of Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence is to create communities free of sexual violence and to provide culturally affirming, trauma-informed advocacy, prevention, and intervention services centered on the voices of survivors.
America Reads is a volunteer program that provides a valuable service to K-12 students. It stems from a nationwide effort to improve literacy and overall academic achievement in the U.S. This is a crucial aspect of education to focus on because we use our language skills so often. The ability to read fluently and comprehensively […]