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Learn more about the Connecticut Opportunity Project and its grantee partner organizations through media coverage below.

Connecticut’s young people on the state’s 'Unspoken Crisis'

Co-CEO of Dalio Education, Andrew Ferguson, speaks on Connecticut Public Radio's show, "Disrupted," about Connecticut's Unspoken Crisis, the recent report showing that 1 in 5 young people in Connecticut are at-risk or disconnected from prosocial institutions. The second half of the broadcast includes interviews with young people in Connecticut who got back on track through partnerships with CTOP grantee partners, Domus and Our Piece of the Pie.

CT event raises $2.2 million. And no, it was not a political fundraiser.

The "Love Hartford Benefit Dinner" raised money for the Hartford Youth Service Corps, a program that supports young people (ages 16-24) in Hartford who are disconnected from work and school. The initiative was started by Mayor Luke Bronin's office and administered by CTOP grantee, Our Piece of the Pie (OPP). The benefit's fundraising efforts will support OPP in supporting 500 youth next year in the Youth Service Corps.

Roca Celebrates Two Years In Operation With Progress Report, Panel Discussion

Roca Young Mothers program recently expanded to Hartford, CT, seeking to address community violence by supporting women who get caught up in it. To mark its two-year anniversary, Roca issued a report summarizing its work and the women who have utilized its services, including a panel discussion of the organization's impact on the Hartford community. Read about Roca's impact on young women in the Capitol region.

Panelists: Young People Need More Support, And Earlier, But The Public Still Needs To Get Behind It

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities gathered leaders in education, nonprofits, and business to discuss Connecticut's Unspoken Crisis, a quantitative research report, commissioned by Dalio Education, on disconnected youth in the state. Executive Directors, Ben Dubow and Marc Donald, from two CT Opportunity Project grantee partners, Forge City Works and RYASAP respectively, weighed in on the problem of disconnection and offered their perspectives on how to address it.

Op Ed: Dalio Report Should Spark a Bipartisan Conversation

Watch the Connecticut Conference on Municipalities round tables discussing the findings of Connecticut's Unspoken Crisis, a quantitative research report on disconnected youth in the state, commissioned by Dalio Education. Representatives from Connecticut Opportunity Project grantee partners participated on the panels and highlighted their efforts to re-engage disconnected youth and offered their perspectives on what needs to be done to address this crisis.

A Hartford girl was shot to death. Activists, educators ask ‘why we can’t work together to protect our youth’

In wake of teen’s shooting death, Hartford activists, educators say city needs to work together to end cycles of violence. Ayelet Chozick, director of organizational advancement at the Compass Youth Collaborative, agreed that teens and young adults in the city are overcoming lifetimes of fear and trauma caused by witnessing and hearing shootings and losing friends and family to gun violence.


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