This funding will support the Be The Change Project, which aims to reduce preventable trauma in Connecticut communities and create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children. The group’s work will include raising awareness in Bridgeport about the links between community conditions, adverse childhood experiences, and health, as well as education on resilience skills, and workshops on community-building. The initiative will also include conducting a survey on adverse childhood experiences among Bridgeport residents.
This grant was awarded as part of The Sanford Cloud Awards for Diverse Advocacy, Policy, and Equity, designed to advance health equity for people of color by investing in initiatives led by graduates of the foundation’s Health Leadership Fellows Program and Academy for Health Equity Advocacy and Leadership. The award is named in honor of Sanford Cloud Jr., the foundation’s former board chair.