WCGMF Discovery

The West Haven Discovery team goals are to build strong connections between early care and elementary education and to improve students' social, emotional and academic performances.Our partners include ACES, the West Haven Department... More

The West Haven Discovery team goals are to build strong connections between early care and elementary education and to improve students' social, emotional and academic performances.

Our partners include ACES, the West Haven Department of Priority Grants and Title 1,
the West Haven Family Resource Center, the West Haven Pupil Personnel Department, the West Haven School Social Work and Nursing Departments, the West Haven Public Housing Authority, West Haven Youth and Family Services, the West Haven Family Daycare Provider Network, the West Haven Drug and Alcohol Task Force, West Haven School Readiness, Hill Health Center, VNA Services, VNA Well Child Clinic, the West Haven Department of Public Health and parents who are raising their families in West Haven.

The Discovery team has been engaging parents across the city by providing opportunities for small forums and focus groups where we have been able to assess the needs of the community through our "Celebrating Community" events at the Spring Heights Housing Development.

We have found these gatherings to be very informative and of assistance to us in understanding the complexities, wants and needs of the West Haven community of Spring Heights as our first action research community.

Discovery Work

Grant Option: 
Plan Development



Community Demographics

Population: 
55,386
DRG: 
H
District Designation: 
Priority/Alliance
ELL Percent: 
9%

Community Contacts

Primary Community Contact: 

Patricia Stevens
203-934-5221 | pattystevens@whcommunityhouse.net

Other Contacts: 

Judith Drenzek
203-932-0590 | judith.drenzek@whschools.org