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Our Vision is a thriving Connecticut where every person has equitable access to a high-quality education and a sustainable livelihood.

what we do

At SVP CT, we work alongside our Community Partners (public, private, and nonprofit leaders) to reenvision, design, and implement systems that deliver equitable results for all people.

 To learn more please read our Strategic Plan.

how we work

"We have become stronger because of the support of SVP. They are...doing the things we don't have capacity for. It's passionate people with great minds and the interest to see a better Connecticut."

Our engaged staff and community of Volunteer Partners give their time, talent and resources to provide staffing capacity, technical expertise, and thought partnership to our Community Partners. 

Where we focus

Through a lens of racial equity, we focus on two sectors:

early childhood education

Early Childhood Education (ECE) enables children, families and our communities to thrive. SVP CT believes strongly that all of CT’s children should have access to quality ECE and in the critical importance of provider workforce.

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workforce development

Workforce development refers to efforts aimed at equipping people with the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to thrive in quality jobs and meet the needs of the labor market.

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CT State Government Work Update: Early Childhood Education

The final Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Care report can be found HERE. The five-year strategic plan included in this report aims to stabilize, strengthen and expand Connecticut’s early childhood system.

SVP has been honored to support the Blue Ribbon Panel and the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) in developing this plan. SVP, with the leadership of staff Jennifer Gerber and Dr. Monisha Gibson, played a wide range of roles, including project planning and management; financial modeling and analysis; and consulting support for two of the workgroups.

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CT State Government Work Update: Workforce Development

SVP continues to support the work of the Office of Workforce Strategy (OWS) and the Governor’s Workforce Council (GWC). In the past quarter, the GWC has been working to update its strategic plan and will be releasing an updated plan in early 2024. A major priority in the new plan will be to build out K-12 Career Pathways that provide all students with the opportunity to engage in work based learning and early college experiences.

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