Voices from the Capitol

It Is Our Stories That Connect Us

April 19, 2021 • Budget and Tax

“The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.” – Bell Hooks On June 5, 2020, my friends and I joined thousands of other protestors, fis...



March 19, 2021 •

Dear Voices Community – On March 16, 2021, eight people were murdered in Atlanta, Georgia. Human beings were gunned down, their lives taken. This was not an accident. While the investigation is ongoing and not all the identities of these victims have been disclosed, we know that six were Asian...


We Must Hold Onto Hope and Act in Love

January 8, 2021 •

The world joined us as we watched in horror. The violence and insurrection in and on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, incited by people who care more about power and politics than country and democracy, will forever be a memory. Thinking of the extremist attack—an attempt to stop the electoral cou...


Congratulations to our Board member, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith

November 9, 2020 •

Connecticut Voices for Children congratulates our Board member, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, on her appointment as Co-Chair of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Task Force. Dr. Nunez-Smith has served on the Board of Connecticut Voices for Children for three years and is the Chair of the organizati...


Connecticut Voices for Children Welcomes Leonard Jahad and Garth Harries to the Board

October 28, 2020 •

Dear Voices Community – I’m delighted to announce our newest board members: Leonard Jahad and Garth Harries! Leonard Jahad is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Violence Intervention Program (CT-VIP), where he supervises a team of outreach workers that mentor at-risk youth in New Have...


A Model for High-Quality, Equitable Distance Learning

July 17, 2020 • Education, Emerging Issues

These are unprecedented times, and COVID-19 has changed the way we live, perhaps for the long while. Given the state’s good progress in controlling the coronavirus, the mandate from the Connecticut State Department of Education is to safely reopen school buildings in the fall (for the 2020-202...


Counselors Not Cops

Within the past year and a half, Connecticut Voices for Children has examined the factors that contribute to students facing punishment, exclusionary discipline, and arrest in school and the efficacy and prevalence of  School Resource Officers (SROs) in Connecticut. Through our research we’ve dis...


We Have A Choice.

June 2, 2020 • Emerging Issues

Translación en español le sigue. Dear Voices Community – Connecticut Voices for Children stands in solidarity with the Black community. We are outraged by the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. However, we are not surprised by these senseless deaths because state sanc...


Supporting Children At Home – Part 2

Translación en español le sigue. The 21st century is an era of increased economic interdependence, unpredictability, variability, and dynamic change. Advancing technology plays a critical role in globalization and the shifting educational paradigms in which online learning has become necessary to ...


Q & A Blog Series: Childcare & K-12 Education

March 27, 2020 • Early Care, Education, Emerging Issues

Translación en español le sigue. In just a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the lives of all Connecticut’s families and children.  A virus with no vaccine, no treatment, and no prior human exposures to enable us to develop some individual and herd immunity, it sweeps...


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