A Historic Partnership for Connecticut
Dalio Philanthropies and the State of Connecticut have launched a partnership to raise $300 million to benefit youth ages 14-24 and under-resourced communities throughout Connecticut as part of a five-year initiative. The partnership's mission is to expand upward mobility in Connecticut by connecting disengaged and disconnected high school-aged youth to educational and career opportunities, and by supporting under-resourced communities through microfinance and social entrepreneurship.
MJC has been proud to work with Barbara Dalio and Dalio Philanthropies for several years to strengthen public education in Connecticut through collaboration.
Reflecting Barbara's approach and values, the new partnership launched with an aspirational vision and clarity around the goals for benefiting youth and communities. However, Governor Lamont and Dalio Philanthropies intentionally left many of the details open to be shaped and finalized with community input so the partnership is truly inclusive and impactful. As the work moves forward, the partnership will collaborate with diverse stakeholders to ensure that community voice and input shape programming design and help advance positive outcomes as quickly and sustainably as possible.
View the entire original newsletter from May 2019 here.