Shaping America’s Tomorrow
Serve Here Connecticut (Serve Here CT) is a privately funded initiative designed to reduce academic debt and provide meaningful employment in the nonprofit, state, and municipal arena for Connecticut’s young adults between the ages of 18 and 29.
Get more information and apply to be part of our program.
“This program has been such a great benefit to us – not just financially, but in developing the skills in our “fellow” who will now apply them to strengthen our outreach efforts. Thank you!”
Serve here can help you by connecting you with talented millennials who are looking to make a difference by working with your organization. Approved employers will receive $10,000 toward the salary of a new hire.
Organizations in our program include:
- Norwich Community Development Corporation
- Family Life Education, Inc.
- Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
- Hygienic Art Inc.
- New London Homeless Hospitality Center
- Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
- United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern CT
- I-Park Foundation, Inc.
- Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT, Inc.
- Lyman Allyn Art Museum
- and more.
Serve Here CT is a demonstration project comprised of three components:
- The first component, college debt reduction, offers a sensible, cost-effective methodology to reducing the one plus trillion dollar debt that is effectively sidelining the millennial generation from participating in the American economy.
- The second component, meaningful employment, is an economic stimulus initiative for small employers in fields that offer career pathways for unemployed and underemployed individuals.
- The third component, a two-semester learning module, is the twine that binds these initiatives together to bring meaning and understanding to those who participate in this demonstration project.
The program will help reduce academic debt and teach Serve Here CT participants (fellows) how to be active participants in their own lives and their communities, thereby building social capital, the measure of active involvement of members within their community.