Working Poor Families Project

CAHS has participated in the national Working Poor Families Project since 2004. Our involvement has expanded our analysis of family economic security so that we now advocate for a better understanding of the link between child and family well-being and that of Connecticut’s economy. Without a strong workforce and parents who can provide financial security to their children, Connecticut’s economic well-being will not revive.

The increasing challenges confronting America’s working families prompted national leaders to launch the Working Poor Families Project in 2002. With assistance from The Annie E. Casey, Ford, Joyce and Kresge Foundations, this national initiative annually examines the conditions of America’s working families and supports state nonprofit organizations to strengthen state policies in order to promote economic advancement and success. To learn more, see

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Developmental Education at Connecticut Community Colleges
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