All Our Kin

All Our Kin invests in early childhood educators (represented mostly by women of color) who are dedicated to the well-being of children in their communities, taking an innovative approach to solving the crisis in child care and early learning that results from an acute lack of quality, affordable care for infants and toddlers across the nation. All Our Kin provides the training, resources, and support that these women need to become early childhood professionals and create enriching child care programs in home-based settings.  Through its programs, family child care providers succeed as business owners; working parents find stable, high-quality care for their children, and children gain an educational foundation that lays the groundwork for school achievement and beyond. The Fellow will work to strengthen and support All Our Kin’s family partnership initiatives with a focus on equity, inclusion and justice.

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Agency website: allourkin.org

Child Care for Connecticut’s Future

Child Care for Connecticut’s Future is a powerful movement of parents, providers, advocates, and others building sustained public support for high-quality, affordable child care available to every family that needs it. High-quality child care is critical to ensure children and families thrive, for a healthy economy, and for the promotion of gender and racial equity. The Fellow will engage in coalition-building research, outreach, and analysis.

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Agency website: www.childcareforct.org

Christian Community Action

Christian Community Action (CCA) serves families in New Haven experiencing homelessness by providing apartment style emergency shelter.  CCA also provides other emergency needs such as food and diapers to people in the community. With its ARISE (Accessing Resources for Independence, Skill building and Employment) Center, CCA seeks to go beyond emergency help and help families in our community be socially and economically stable on their journeys to independence.  The Fellow assist staff with helping residents and community members access child care and employment.

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Agency website: ccahelping.org

Connecticut Domestic Worker Alliance

The Connecticut Domestic Worker Alliance promotes the economic well-being of women in the caregiving and cleaning professions in New Haven. The typical domestic worker is paid $12.01 per hour, which is much less than other workers, who are paid $19.97 median wage. By educating domestic workers about their rights and by helping employers adopt fair employment practices aligned with Connecticut labor laws, this program improves the economic well-being of hundreds of New Haven women and their families. The Fellow will conduct outreach and education activities in Spanish and English to empower domestic workers (nannies, housecleaners, and home care workers) and to motivate employers to adopt good labor practices.

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Agency website: www.domesticworkers.org

‘r Kids Family Center

‘r kids Family Center promotes permanency, safety and stability for children by providing specialized, quality services to children residing in foster care and their families. Its innovative services are centered on the best needs of the child through holistic approaches that can include the child’s biological, foster and/or adoptive families. ‘r kids has served over 7,500 children, birth, foster and adoptive families, and community members, and recently completed an 11,000 s.f. expansion of its building at 45 Dixwell Avenue to accommodate new and enhanced programs offering a continuum of permanency services from prevention to post-adoption.  The Fellow will assist ‘r kids by conducting research on best practices, contributing sections to current personnel policies and procedures manual, and organizational policies procedure manuals. The Fellow will develop a training schedule for staff to meet Department of Labor expectations and implement an accountability system.

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Agency website: www.rkidsct.org

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Southern CT

In pursuit of systemic change, Sickle Cell Association of America - Southern CT (SCDAA.SC)/ Michelle’s House embraces prevention strategies to enhance the quality life and well-being of the Sickle Cell Community (SCC), and to provide individuals and families with critical education and access to direct and support services. The Fellow will use the organization’s needs assessment data to write a report on the status of sickle cell disease in CT.

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Agency website: michelleshousect.org

Union Temple Freewill Baptist Church

Union Temple is a congregation of approximately 150 congregants in the Dwight neighborhood and is open to the public during specified office, worship and programming times: vacation bible school, Sunday worship, and food distribution days.  The Fellow will develop recommendations to support the community utilization of the church’s multilevel garage space.

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