The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance is the statewide association of non-profits in Connecticut with nearly 300 member organizations. Many of the organizations address public health and equity issues. This grant will be used for training for non-profit staff who work directly with community members. The Alliance’s Advocacy Leadership Development Cohort will teach staff about advocacy, organizing, the legislative process, and public speaking. The hope is to include more community participation at the legislative level, to offer a perspective that is often missing.