History and Mission Statement
The Naugatuck Valley Project is a regional organization
of religious congregations and labor, tenant and small business
organizations organized in 1983 to save and create jobs, affordable
housing, critical public and private services in the Valley, one of the
oldest and poorest industrial areas in the nation. The Project focuses
on the development of the leadership qualities and organizing skills of
scores of low and moderate income people as they engage in citizen
action and democratic economic development campaigns. These activities
have ranged from successful fights for community policing, immigrant
services, retiree benefits, and job training and brownfield remediation
programs, as well as successful campaigns to save and create jobs
through employee buyouts, create affordable housing by developing a
housing cooperative and a community land trust. Our mission is to build
relationships among diverse groups around their shared values and help
them organize to gain the power to put these values into action.
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You are Invited to a
February 4th, 2017
The population in New England is aging faster than almost any other
place in the country. Will there be enough quality care providers as we
Join the conversation on Saturday February 4, 2017. We are part
of the CT Statewide Home Healthcare Justice Campaign, bringing together caregivers, nannies, housecleaners, and faith communities to
discuss the importance of quality care and quality jobs.
Sponsored by: CT Statewide Home Healthcare Justice
Includes refreshments and lunch, donations welcome 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.
UU Society, East
153 West Vernon Street
Tell your family, friends and neighbors about this event.
All are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Brandon Hicks or Barbara Therrien
at the NVP office: 203-574-2410;
Brandon - firstname.lastname@example.org or
Barbara – email@example.com
Watch our 5-part Video on Navigating the Healthcare System
NVP works to build a powerful regional network of member institutions capable of effecting change and bringing about tangible improvements in the quality of life in the Valley, especially for the poor and disenfranchised. We utilize two, mutually reinforcing strategies:
community organizing, which trains grassroots leaders and can create a strong citizens’ organization to empower
people, enhance democratic dialogue and influence public decision-making; and developing democratic economic institutions such as worker-owned companies, housing cooperatives and community land trusts, which can give communities a measure of control over ownership, resources and destiny.