Meeng the Challenge: The Dynamics of Poverty in Conneccut
Conneccut Associaon forCommunity Acon’s (CAFCA)members, Conneccut’s elevenCommunity Acon Agencies (CAAs),connually strive to reduce thecondions of poverty throughthe idencaon and removalof social and economic barriers,the mobilizaon of communityresources, advocacy, and theprovision of direct services at thecommunity level in all of the state’s169 cies and towns through cost-eecve and community-basedprocesses. The Conneccut Center forEconomic Analysis (CCEA),established in 1992, servesthe people of Conneccut byimproving their understandingof the state’s economy -- past,present, and future. The Centerfocuses on providing melyinformaon and reliable analysesabout Conneccut’s economy.By mobilizing and direcng theexperse available at the Universityof Conneccut, state agencies andenes, and the private sector,CCEA equips the public and decisionmakers with the foundaon forsystemac, thoughul debate of public-policy issues. The Centertakes a long-term, strategic view of economic forces and is objecveand transparent in its execuonand delivery of studies.BWB Soluons (formerly BrodyWeiser Burns) has served hundredsof organizaons since its foundingin 1984. The organizaon’s workfocuses in three areas: planning;management and governance; andiniaves and partnerships.BWB Soluons oers assistancewith business, strategic, andsustainability planning. BWB’steam can lead retreats, designorganizaonal structures, preparenancial projecons, oer marketresearch and competor analysis,and idenfy potenal partnersresulng in addional possibiliesincluding: earned income ventures;new program collaboraons;shared services and other costeciency measures; and, potenalmergers and acquisions.