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CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP

We envision a thriving Connecticut with racial equity and economic security for all people.

Our engaged community leverages time and resources to advance equitable solutions for closing Connecticut’s opportunity gap, while becoming more strategic and effective in our personal giving.

Read more in our Strategic Plan

OUR SOCIAL IMPACT WORK

It Takes a Network

Together, we have built a powerful network of almost 250 Partners, nonprofits, and community partners who are working to support our communities and our most vulnerable residents. In 2020-2021 our Partners contributed an estimated  25,000 volunteer hours to make changes in education, early childhood, workforce development, economic security, and race equity.

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FEATURED

Race Equity Initiative

With the support of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, in 2020 SVP established a four-part initiative in response to the racial disparities made unavoidably apparent by COVID-19 and the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others. Closing the opportunity gap requires an explicit focus on systemic change to eliminate racial inequities. 

GET INVOLVED

ORGANIZATIONS

Apply for funding, capacity building support, or work with us to change inequitable systems.

INDIVIDUALS

Become a Partner today!
There's many different flavors of involvement.

SVP in the News

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What do we get for the billions spent on job training? Connecticut wants to know.

An article in the CT Mirror explores Connecticut's economic challenges and opportunities, discussing the Governor's Workforce Council and an approach for our future.

An interview with Michael Van Leesten who leads SVP's Race Equity Initiative. Learn more about our explicit focus on systemic change to eliminate racial inequities.