About DanburyWORKS

DanburyWORKS

Our Mission
DanburyWORKS is a community group working to improve equity and the quality of life in our city.

Our Vision
Danbury is a city where all families can thrive.

Our Vision
Reduce the poverty rate by 5% within the immigrant and communities of color in Danbury within 10 years.

Our Shared Values
Reduce the poverty rate by 5% within the immigrant and communities of color in Danbury within 10 years.

  • Transparency through Trust
     
  • Collaborative
     
  • Inclusive
     
  • Empathetic Awareness
     
  • Intentional and Explicit Respect

Fifty percent of Danbury households face financial struggle and barriers to full economic engagement. We can take action to enrich our city, while allowing every resident to realize their potential.

A collaborative of Danbury agencies and institutions received a multi-year grant award from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities Challenge . DanburyWORKS is the resulting city-wide collective impact initiative focused on community members who struggle to make ends meet. DanburyWORKS links services across the community to make it easier for households in need to access the tools necessary to build a better life for their families, and a stronger economic force for our city.
The collaborative has local organizations, businesses, social service agencies, government officials, educational institutions and residents who recognize the barriers limiting the economic contributions people of color and immigrants and are committed to making a change. Together, we use our network of services to move city residents into the workplace feeling connected, and prepared to learn and grow.