Middletown Works offers HOPE to improve lives of single-parent families

Middletown Works offers HOPE to improve lives of single-parent families

(CTPost, 10/11/19) MIDDLETOWN — Middletown Works announces the launch of an outreach campaign designed to build community and investment in the citizens of Middletown.

HOPE, has three areas of focus: monthly community cafés,designed to bring together a variety of people in the city to get to know each other, share resources and build community, according to a press release. The second is pop-up street conversations, a way for the Middletown Works team to hear the voices of residents and engage others in conversation.

The final focus area is HOPE Awards, $500 mini grants to support visionary projects that improve the lives of single-parent families and are related to one or more of the following: health and well-being, economic opportunities, physical environment and/or empowering neighbors and building leadership, according to Middletown Works.

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This initiative is led by The Connection, Middlesex United Way and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, with support from the Federal Reserve Bank, and forges critical partnerships between employers, policymakers and low-income families seeking sustainable career pathways and family-sustaining wages.

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