Mission & Vision
The Connecticut Project is a social change organization that brings together communities, ideas, and resources to improve systems and generate real-world outcomes for people who are lower-income or asset-limited. We work for a just, thriving, and optimistic Connecticut where race, gender, income, geography, and other circumstances no longer predetermine opportunity.
We utilize a variety of tools to pursue our mission:
…people, groups, and institutions from throughout Connecticut.
…in innovative and effective programs and initiatives.
…by mobilizing people for system-level policy change.*
*primarily through TCP Action Fund
…issues and voices to advance solutions.
…through meaningful quantitative data and direct engagement with people.
We strive to embody our values:
The interests of our Connecticut residents, particularly those deprived of opportunities and outcomes on a basis of race, income, geography and other circumstances, are first in everything we do.
We listen, learn, and collaborate with humility alongside Connecticut residents and improve our methods with community feedback and guidance.
We operate at the crux of possibility and pragmatism – the change we imagine is the change we work to achieve.
We are resolute in the pursuit of growth, equity, and justice, willing to learn from mistakes, and not afraid to challenge steady habits to accelerate progress.
Grounding in the common humanity of all Connecticut residents ensures that personal, professional, and community differences lead to bolder innovations and stronger solutions.