WCGMF Discovery

Waterbury Bridge to Success (BTS) is a partnership of local organizations, families and volunteers; over 80 local organizations and over 225 community members are working together to prepare Waterbury’s youth for success from cradle to career. ... More

Waterbury Bridge to Success (BTS) is a partnership of local organizations, families and volunteers; over 80 local organizations and over 225 community members are working together to prepare Waterbury’s youth for success from cradle to career.  By joining forces, we ensure the city’s youth have access to the quality healthcare, education and support they need to become responsible adults.  Together, we are building a strong bridge to connect our youth to a brighter future.

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Discovery Work

Grant Option: 
Plan Implementation

Population Results Statement: 
Waterbury youth succeed in school, work & life

Indicators

Health: 
% Children at Level 3 in Social/Emotional Skills on Kindergarten Inventory
Workforce Development: 
% Children in Grade 3 at or above Proficiency on CMT Reading Scores
% of Youth Graduating from High School
Performance Measures / Strategies: 
  • Promote early literacy
  • Promote and support positive mental health in children and youth
  • Promote healthy nutrition and physical activity
  • Promote, support, and nurture parent/caregiver skills as their child’s first/main teacher
  • Support the community’s GearUp grant implementation

Community Demographics

Population: 
110,074
DRG: 
I
District Designation: 
Priority/Alliance
ELL Percent: 
11%

Community Contacts

Primary Community Contact: 

Lori Hart
203-754-0040 | Director@waterburybridgetosuccess.org

Other Contacts: 

Kris Durante, Coordinator, Waterbury Bridge to Success
203-754-0040  | coordinator@waterburybridgetosuccess.org