• FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Answer the Call to Improve Your Community”: DataHaven and Partners Urge Residents to Participate in Landmark Wellbeing Survey of Connecticut  Thousands of randomly-selected residents from all 169 Connecticut towns will participate in the 2024 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, the seventh wave of a large survey on happiness and quality of life that has been fielded since 2012… Read More

  • New maps show CT child tax credit statewide impacts

    Public News Service    March 25, 2024

    [News coverage from Edwin J. Viera, 3/25/24] New data show the impacts of Connecticut's proposed child tax credit. Broken down by town, and state House and Senate districts, 268,000 eligible families would receive $306 million in tax credits. Places like Bridgeport, Hartford, and Waterbury have the largest populations of eligible families. Municipalities across the state could see a 38% return on investment for local economies.… Read More

  • New maps show that 268,000 eligible families statewide would receive $306 million in total tax credits, benefiting 75 percent of all Connecticut families.… Read More

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  • [Radio news report by Molly Ingram, WSHU, 2/26/24] A year-long study led by the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) will look into the economic benefits of racial equity. The first-of-its-kind study, called the “upside of equity,” will be done in collaboration with DataHaven and the Urban Institute. FCCF President and CEO Mendi Blue-Paca said the study will be used to inform more equitable policy.… Read More

  • Debate Brews Over State-Level Child Tax Credit

    CT News Junkie    February 23, 2024

    [Excerpt from news article by Christine Stuart, CT News Junkie, 2/23/24] Policymakers and advocates disagree on what, if anything, the Connecticut legislature should do after data from the U.S. Census showed child poverty doubled nationwide. But at least two organizations are making an argument with data to back their push for a state-level child tax credit to address the issue.… Read More

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  • [Excerpt of feature article by Leslie Yager, Greenwich Free Press, 1/21/24. More photos are available in the article] Thursday night’s “Bending the Arc” panel discussion at the YWCA Greenwich focused on inequity and access in Greenwich. YWCA Greenwich CEO Mary Lee Kiernan quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s words from a speech given at the National Cathedral on March 31, 1968 when he said, “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”… Read More

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