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Our Partners

UP Fund's Non-Profit Consulting Branch works with local New Haven non-profits to complete high impact pro-bono consulting projects

EMERGE CT

EMERGE helps formerly incarcerated people as well as at-risk youth return to their roles as responsible family members and law-abiding citizens.

 

EMERGE's network of volunteers rebuild lives through education, mentorship, and financial assistance.

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Elena’s Light

Elena’s Light provides ESL classes for refugee women in New Haven, serving more than 90 women over the last two years.

 

In addition to the ESL classes, Elena’s Light launched the EL Health initiative in 2019 and the Empower program in the summer of 2020, offering comprehensive health, emotional, and mental education to 40 children.

Winning Ways CT

Winning Ways is an organization that utilizes lived experiences, evidence, and a family-based curriculum to foster the rehabilitation of the formerly incarcerated and those with addiction.

 

Winning Ways work to empower individuals to live meaningful lives and connect with their communities specifically through financial literacy and empowerment courses.

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Elena’s Light

Elena’s Light provides ESL classes for refugee women in New Haven, serving more than 90 women over the last two years.

 

In addition to the ESL classes, Elena’s Light launched the EL Health initiative in 2019 and the Empower program in the summer of 2020, offering comprehensive health, emotional, and mental education to 40 children.

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City Seed 

CitySeed is a nonprofit organization seeking to provide all New Haven residents access to fresh, local food.

 

Their mission is to engage the community in growing an equitable, local food system that promotes economic development, community development, and sustainable agriculture.

Ice the Beef 

Ice the Beef is an anti-Inner City-Gun Violence Organization; they work to stop gun violence and on trauma prevention in the cities of Connecticut. They focus on youth, teens, and young adult positive programs.

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Loaves and Fishes 

Loaves and Fishes is a nonprofit rooted in community, seeking to blur the line between those who receive their services and those who disseminate them.

 

It is a gathering place that has goals to advocate for a more equitable and just food system in Greater New Haven through a welcoming and safe environment; they offer food and clothes to their community neighbors. 

New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation

The New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation (NCAT) has begun to build a free and accessible education program for all non-motorized transportation, initially focusing on bike education in New Haven.

 

Their mission is to promote walking, biking, and all active forms of transportation as healthy, safe, and environmentally friendly. They believe education should be free, widely available, and include all forms of active transportation to meet the needs of school students, residents, employees, public safety officials, and visitors in the City of New Haven.

New Haven Leon Sister City Project

The New Haven León Sister City Project (NHLSCP) is a progressive, bi-national, grassroots organization that seeks to promote social justice, education, and sustainable development in Greater New Haven, Connecticut, and León, Nicaragua communities. 

The work in León, Nicaragua includes supporting community-based initiatives in rural communities and facilitating programs/ projects that improve public health and community-based education, support women's rights, and address the root causes of poverty.

 

In New Haven, they work to build new projects and coalitions to confront the climate change crisis. 

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New Haven Pride Center

The New Haven Pride Center's mission is to provide educational, cultural, and social enrichment programming and LGBTQ+ competent and trauma-informed services for the LGBTQ+ community to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven and Connecticut.

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Sex Workers & Allies Network is a harm reduction organization based in New Haven, Connecticut, and part of the CT Harm Reduction Alliance. SWAN stands for the decriminalization of sex work, abolition of the unjust criminal system, and dignity for all. 

 

Their work continues to push for full decriminalization of sex work and drug use to promote the health and well-being of people living and working on the streets. 

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Tail to Paw

Tail To Paw Animal Support ensures that no owner has to abandon their companion animal on the streets or at a shelter due to their poverty level or housing status. 

 

Their goal is to be able to provide food, supplies, medicine, medical assistance, and educational support to low-income households or people experiencing temporary hardship. No animal is left behind, and no human is left alone.

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