The Working Cities Challenge
Middletown is one of five Connecticut cities to receive funding from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge, which is designed to promote economic growth in cities in Connecticut, as well as other parts of New England. The grant provides $450,000 in a multi-year commitment to support the implementation of different strategies and resources to help Middletown single parents in need begin their journey toward financial stability and economic independence.
The collaborative team is co-led by The Connection and Middlesex United Way and also includes the City of Middletown, Middlesex Community College, Wesleyan University, Middlesex County Community Foundation, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, Department of Children & Families, ACES/Early Head Start, Shiloh Christian Church, and community members/parents who represent the target population for this grant. Click here to read more information.