Our Vision is a thriving Connecticut where every person has equitable access to a high-quality education and a sustainable livelihood.

what we do

Social Impact Partners is committed to changing inequitable systems and catalyzing positive social change by amplifying the impact of Connecticut leaders across nonprofit, government, education, and business organizations.

Our volunteer partners and staff leverage their time, expertise, resources and networks to provide pro bono thought partnership and capacity-building services in education and workforce development.

To learn more please read our Strategic Plan.


Relationships are at the core of our work, enabling us to effectively:


We convene stakeholders to drive collaboration for population-level impact.


We build deep partnerships with aligned change-makers.


We provide capacity & resources to organizations that are leading equitable change.

Where we focus

Through a lens of racial equity, we focus on three sectors:

early childhood education

Early Childhood Education (ECE) enables children, families and our communities to thrive. Social Impact Partners believes strongly that all of Connecticut’s children should have access to quality ECE and that a high functioning ECE system depends on supporting and investing in early childhood educators.

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Workforce development refers to efforts aimed at equipping people with the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to thrive in quality jobs and meet the needs of the labor market.

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Connecticut State Colleges & Universities

We are committed to working in partnership with the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) to strengthen public higher education so the system works for students, families, employers, the system itself and others.This will empower CSCU to thrive. 

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Board Member Highlight: Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Since coming to Hartford at the age of 9 with her mother and brother from Puerto Rico, Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez has lived her life based on her values, believing in the importance of  community, creating a space for others to have a voice and the “responsibility we all have to serve others.” As the Superintendent and CEO of Hartford Public Schools, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez is grounded in the importance and “systematic need to create conditions and pathways for young people to be seen, feel heard and feel worthy”.

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Connecticut State Government Work Update: Early Childhood Education

The final Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Care report can be found HERE. The five-year strategic plan included in this report aims to stabilize, strengthen and expand Connecticut’s early childhood system.

Social Impact Partners has been honored to support the Blue Ribbon Panel and the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) in developing this plan. Social Impact Partners, with the leadership of staff Jennifer Gerber and Dr. Monisha Gibson, played a wide range of roles, including project planning and management; financial modeling and analysis; and consulting support for two of the workgroups.

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Connecticut State Government Work Update: Workforce Development

Social Impact Partners continues to support the work of the Office of Workforce Strategy (OWS) and the Governor’s Workforce Council (GWC). In the past quarter, the GWC has been working to update its strategic plan and will be releasing an updated plan in early 2024. A major priority in the new plan will be to build out K-12 Career Pathways that provide all students with the opportunity to engage in work based learning and early college experiences.

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Formerly known as Social Venture Partners CT (SVP CT)

Celebrating 10 years

Join us as we usher in our next decade with a new name that reflects our deep commitment to building a thriving Connecticut where every person has equitable access to a high-quality education and a sustainable livelihood!

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