Following a tour of the Family and Community Engagement Center of the Danbury Public Schools, Rosengren hears from team members about the evolution of their work to reduce poverty among immigrants and minorities.
President Eric Rosengren travelled to Connecticut to visit the state’s winning Working Cities Challenge cities. The day kicks off in Danbury, where he met with residents and the DanburyWORKS team. Steve Osemwenkhae/Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Danbury resident Emiret Gonzalez explains how the team’s work to engage the city’s immigrant population has helped her and many other immigrants looking for work in Middletown. Steve Osemwenkhae/Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Marcel Veronneau gives President Rosengren a tour of Waterbury’s Industrial Management Training Institute, a facility where students can receive hands-on training in solar design, HVAC, electrical and plumbing. Steve Osemwenkhae/Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
In a meeting with President Rosengren, Liz Brown and Kimkelly Myers of the Waterbury Working City Challenge team explain the important role cross-sector collaboration played in designing their initiative, which aims to revitalize Waterbury’s South End neighborhood. Steve Osemwenkhae/Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
The Middletown Works team share laughs with President Rosengren as they discuss the team’s work to strengthen the single parent workforce in Middletown. Steve Osemwenkhae/Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
During President Rosengren’s visit to the Shiloh Christian Church in Middletown, Conn., a Middletown resident discusses how she and many other single mothers in the community struggle to find meaningful employment opportunities. Steve Osemwenkhae/Federal Reserve Bank of Boston