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Connecticut Association for Community Action Poverty Report

Connecticut Association for Community Action Poverty Report

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Published by Helen Bennett
"Meeting the Challenge
The Dynamics of Poverty in Connecticut"
"Meeting the Challenge
The Dynamics of Poverty in Connecticut"

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Published by: Helen Bennett on Jan 26, 2013
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Meeng the Challenge
The Dynamics of Poverty in Connecticut
January 2013
 New Opportunities, Inc. (NOI) weatherization project crew at Danbury’s Beaver Street  Apartments ceremony with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and John Ferguson, NOWeatherization Technical Coordinator. The weatherization workers had just completed 70units, which included weatherization measures such as window replacements, air sealing,lighting, furnace replacements, and more to low-income housing units. In addition toconservation and energy efciency measures, these workers are cross-trained to addresshealth and safety issues in homes.
Meeting the Challenge: The Dynamics of Poverty in Connecticut.Research Team: Dr. Fred Carstensen, Director, Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis,and Jill Coghlan, Senior Analyst, Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis.
Meeng the Challenge: The Dynamics of Poverty in Conneccut
Conneccut Associaon forCommunity Acon’s (CAFCA)members, Conneccut’s elevenCommunity Acon Agencies (CAAs),connually strive to reduce thecondions of poverty throughthe idencaon and removalof social and economic barriers,the mobilizaon of communityresources, advocacy, and theprovision of direct services at thecommunity level in all of the state’s169 cies and towns through cost-eecve and community-basedprocesses. The Conneccut Center forEconomic Analysis (CCEA),established in 1992, servesthe people of Conneccut byimproving their understandingof the state’s economy -- past,present, and future. The Centerfocuses on providing melyinformaon and reliable analysesabout Conneccut’s economy.By mobilizing and direcng theexperse available at the Universityof Conneccut, state agencies andenes, and the private sector,CCEA equips the public and decisionmakers with the foundaon forsystemac, thoughul debate of public-policy issues. The Centertakes a long-term, strategic view of economic forces and is objecveand transparent in its execuonand delivery of studies.BWB Soluons (formerly BrodyWeiser Burns) has served hundredsof organizaons since its foundingin 1984. The organizaon’s workfocuses in three areas: planning;management and governance; andiniaves and partnerships.BWB Soluons oers assistancewith business, strategic, andsustainability planning. BWB’steam can lead retreats, designorganizaonal structures, preparenancial projecons, oer marketresearch and competor analysis,and idenfy potenal partnersresulng in addional possibiliesincluding: earned income ventures;new program collaboraons;shared services and other costeciency measures; and, potenalmergers and acquisions.

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