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.
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.
SVP in the News
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.