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.

HOW WE WORK

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

CONNECT

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

PARTNER

We build deep partnerships with aligned change-makers.

INVEST

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

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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FEATURED STORIES

Board Member Highlight: Wes Alexander

When Wes Anderson connected with Mark Argosh in 2023 on the Governor’s Workforce Council, he shared, “I didn’t know if I had time for [Social Impact Partners] until I realized that it continues to meet my ultimate goal, which is trying to serve the people right around where I work.” Wes was drawn to Social Impact Partners’ vision of systematic change and impact on the marginalized populations across Connecticut, sharing he “had to support this mission, because it’s too valuable.”

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Volunteer Partner Highlight: Tim Roof

Prior to joining Social Impact Partners in 2018, Tim Roof shared he “didn’t really appreciate how underserved a big portion of the state is.” Today, he is proud of how far the organization has come and the opportunity he has had to increase his “understanding of what all these different communities face [across Connecticut].” Tim brings a deep skillset in business management, strategic leadership and human resources management to Social Impact Partners and has been heavily involved in specific HR projects for a variety of our community partners, including SimplifyCT, Riba Aspira and more recently CSCU.

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Sector Update: Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) June 2024

Social Impact Partners is excited to have been invited to partner with Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU). The overarching goal of this initiative is to help CSCU develop strategic priorities that meet the needs of students, families, employers, the CSCU system (leadership, faculty, staff), and the state and empower the system to thrive. CSCU has recently announced its partnership with Social Impact Partners –“ReNew CSCU”—emphasizing that developing and setting future strategic priorities will lead to a stronger CSCU and new opportunities for investment in the system.

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