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2023 Norwalk ACTS Impact Report

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Annual Impact Report

2022 – 2023

All Norwalk children and youth

thriving academically, physically,

and social-emotionally from

cradle to career.


Letter from CEO & Board Chair

This year marks 10 years since the Norwalk community came

together and made a commitment to working collaboratively to

improve outcomes for our children and youth. We agreed to follow

the principles of collective impact and became an emerging network

member of StriveTogether. Many of us remember being part of the

design institute and the early days of working in this new model.

The work has not always been easy, but as a community we should

be incredibly proud of what we have accomplished together and

our continued dedication to changing systems.

This time last year we released our strategic plan, co-developed by

our partnership, which laid out our collective vision to ensure that

all children and youth in Norwalk are thriving from cradle to career.

We are pleased to now present the 2022-23 impact report which

serves as an overview of the achievements and advancements we

have made together to meet our ambitious goals. This report serves

as a baseline for transparent annual reporting on the status and

outcomes of our collective work. We have always been grounded

in data and will continue to use it to shine a light both on areas

where we have experienced success, as well as areas where we

continue to face challenges in advancing equitable outcomes.

It is clear from the data in this report that our children suffered during

the pandemic. The good news is that as a community, we have shown

incredible resilience and are rebounding. It is through our continued

use of data analysis, partnership, and alignment across sectors that we

will make progress in ensuring that every child is developmentally on

track throughout early childhood, has strong connections to meaningful

out-of-school activities, is engaged in supportive relationships, has the

social-emotional skills needed to thrive and succeed, and is prepared

for post-secondary education and/or livable wage employment.

Our progress relies on continued dismantling of the deep-rooted

issues that perpetuate inequities, working through obstacles that

impede our progress, and re-commitment to building trust with one

another and aligning our collective work. Together, anything is possible.

STAFF

Jennifer Barahona

Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Beaujour

Operations Coordinator

Jesse Buccolo

Deputy Director

MJ Chironna

Early Childhood Development Manager

Rhea Henry

Workforce Development Coordinator

Ray Leslie

Senior Data Analyst

Anamilena Moreno

Community Engagement Coordinator

Paula Palermo

Data Director

Shaaron Sinvilcin

Director of Initiatives

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Charlie Allred (Treasurer)

Orlando Aquino

Adam Bovilsky

Robert Cashel

Michael Chambers

Julie Corbett

Cathy DeCesare

Adyna Gamboa

Sarah Rendón García (Vice Chair)

Brian Griffin

Kate Ritter (Secretary)

Erv Shames

Diamond Sead

Nancy von Euler (Board Chair)

Kenneth Waller

Dajuan Wiggins

Ex-Officio

Jennifer Barahona

Dr. Alexandra Estrella

Mayor Harry Rilling

In Partnership,

Jennifer Barahona

CEO

Nancy von Euler

Board Chair

2 / Norwalk ACTS


/ Membership

ORGANIZATIONS

Alliance for Community Empowerment

All Our Kin

Àsé Kreationz (Àsé Organization,

MERCI, HAC)

Bankwell

BeFoundation

Carver Foundation of Norwalk

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County

Center for Youth Leadership

Character Under Construction

Child Advocates of SW Connecticut

Community Services Department

Connecticut Renaissance

Corbett Education Consulting LLC

Cornerstone Community Church

Courage to Speak Foundation

CT Parent Power

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Family & Children’s Agency

Filling in the Blanks

Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce

Greater Norwalk Head Start

Grossman Family Foundation

Higher Education Literacy Professionals

(HELP, Inc.)

Horizons at New Canaan Country School

Horizons at Norwalk Community College

Human Services Council

INTEMPO

Kids In Crisis

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Norwalk

Malta House

Maritime Odyssey Preschool

Mentor Consulting Group

Mid Fairfield Community Care Center

NACTS Backbone

NancyOnNorwalk

City of Norwalk

Norwalk/Stamford Grassroots

Tennis & Education

CT State Community College Norwalk

(formerly Norwalk Community College)

Norwalk Board of Education

Norwalk Community College Foundation

Norwalk Community Health Center

Norwalk Early Childhood Council

Norwalk Education Foundation

Norwalk Federation of Teachers

Norwalk Housing Authority

Norwalk Mutual Aid

Norwalk Public Library

Norwalk Public Schools

Norwalk River Rowing

Norwalk River Watershed Association

Odyssey Family Executive Center

of South Norwalk

Open Doors

Partnership for Early Education Research

(PEER)

Per and Astrid Heidenreich

Family Foundation

Person to Person

Positive Directions – The Center

for Prevention and Counseling

Race & Justice Coalition at St. Paul’s

REACH Prep

Ritter Family Foundation

Riverbrook Regional YMCA

Serving All Vessels Equally

Side by Side Charter School

Silvermine Arts Center

St. Paul’s on the Green

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Supportive Housing Works, Inc

The Maritime Aquarium

The Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts

Triangle Community Center

Under One Roof, Inc.

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

United Way of Connecticut, Inc.

Youth Business Initiative

YWCA Darien/Norwalk

COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND *STAFF MEMBERS OF SIGNED ORGANIZATIONS

Alexa Delfino

Alex Lunding

Amy Hodgins

Anamilena Moreno*

Angel Dorleans

Anna Burns*

Annie Blumenfeld

Ari Meadows

Barbara Beaujour*

Barbara McLaughlin*

Barbara Meyer-Mitchell

Barbara Smyth

Basil Kolani

Bonnie Newman*

Brianne Faust

Bronwyn Hunter

Bruce Ritter

Camila Vallejo

Carey Dougherty

Charles Allred

Chrissy Cacace*

Chuck Presbury

Clara Mesa*

Darwin Anariba

David Heuvelman

Debra D’Arinzo

Desiree Edwards*

Diana Carpio

Donna Lewis

Doreen Maher

Emily Fox*

Erica DePalma

Erica Phillips*

Erika Keyes*

Ervin Shames

Gail Bindley-Taylor*

Greg Burnett

Harry Carey

Harry Rilling

Heidi Alterman

Hernandez Michael

Hollie Brandstatter

Irene Corsaro

Jacqueline Roberson*

James Page

Jamie Zyla*

Jane Feder

Jasmine Prezzie*

Jennifer Barahona*

Jennifer Steiner

Jesse Buccolo*

Joanna Meyer*

Jodi Trice*

Kerry Stevens

Lauren Dunne*

Lauren Lodato

Laurie Stiles

Lauriston Avery

Maria Kougioumtzidis

Marissa Mangone

Marissa Morgan*

Mary Ann Genuario*

Mary Kate Locke*

Matthew Merluzzi

Melissa Stern*

MJ Chironna*

Nehemie Moise-Young*

Nicole Carranza

Nicole Merlo-White

Norman Weinberger

Orlando Aquino*

Paige Esposito Sinchak

Paula Palermo*

Ray Leslie*

Rob Ellis

Robert Killackey*

Robin Risolo

Rosemary Holomakoff

Roz McCarthy

Sandy Bria

Sarah Rendon Garcia

Stacey Dumas

Stacia Morris

Stephanie Kadam*

Susan Cardillo-Cunningham

Tatiana Santiago

Theresa Argondezzi*

Tory Sullivan

Victor Medina

Virginia Balser*

Wendy Gerbier*

William Topp

Yohana Ramirez*

Yuna Johnson

2023 Impact Report / 3


/ Understanding Our Membership

151

and

growing

Norwalk ACTS Membership by the Numbers

Based on MOA signing

200

150

100

50

0

50

84

110

151

188

and

growing

46%

54%

2014 2017 2019 2020 Current

n Community Members n Organizations

Race/Ethnicity of Members

(compared to school district and City of Norwalk)

n Hispanic

or Latine

n American

Indian or

Alaska Native

n Asian or

Pacific Islander

n Black or

African

American

n White or

Caucasian

n More than

One Race

n Other

<1%

2.8%

59.7%

18.2%

3.4%

23.2%

13.8%

4%

<1%

6.5%

7.8%

44.7%

11%

4.5%

<1%

1.1%

Sector Diversity of Member Organizations

6.4%

Health

2.8%

Investor

4.3%

Business

2.8%

Faith-Based Group

2.1%

Government

17.7%

Norwalk

ACTS

55.5%

NPS

Students

2022

Sources: NPS Powerschool SIS ’22 and Census ACS 5Y ‘21

25.2%

Norwalk

2021

7.8%

Other

9.2%

Community

Group

24.8%

Education

Member organizations can select multiple sectors

39.7%

Non-Profit

4 / Norwalk ACTS


/ Norwalk at Glance Page

Race/Ethnicity Trend Lines

55.7%

City of Norwalk

Norwalk Public Schools

56%

n Hispanic or Latine

n American Indian or Alaska Native

n Asian or Pacific Islander

n Black or African American

n White or Caucasian

n More than One Race

44.7%

39%

35%

n Other

25%

23%

20%

19%

14%

11%

8%

7%

5%

4% 5%

2%

.3% .3%

5%

2%

.1%

14%

4%

3%

.3%

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2013

2014 2015

2016 2017

2018

2019 2020 2021 2022

Sources: NPS Powerschool SIS ’13-’22 and Census ACS 5Y ’13-‘21

% of Norwalk Households Struggling

ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income

Constrained, Employed – households that earn more

than the Federal Poverty Level but less than the basic

cost of living for the area (the ALICE Threshold).

Combined, the number of ALICE and poverty-level

households equals the total population struggling

to afford basic needs, which is 42% of households

in Norwalk.

42%

(14,940 HH)

ALICE & Poverty

Norwalk % Below Poverty Level

n Total Population

14%

n Under 18

13.8%

12%

12.5%

11.5% 11%

11%

11.5%

10%

10.7%

10% 9%

9.7% 10% 9%

9%

9.7% 8%

8.5% 9% 8% 8% 8% 8%

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

58%

(20,630 HH)

Above ALICE

The Census Bureau determines that a person is living in poverty when his or her

total income compared with the size and composition of the household is below

the poverty threshold. The Census Bureau uses the federal government's official

definition of poverty to determine the poverty threshold.

HH=Households

Source: United Way of Coast Fairfield County 2021

Source: Census ACS 5Y ‘09-’20

2023 Impact Report / 5


/ Early Childhood

/ GOALS

Improve coordination of services across early childhood professionals and agencies by implementing

a community-wide system for screening, tracking, and promoting young children’s development, using

the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3), a nationally recognized developmental growth screen that was

designed to be completed by parents/caregivers. At the pre-k to kindergarten transition, create and maintain

a partnership between families and educators that supports children during the transition by outreaching

to families in a manner that is sensitive to language and culture and by providing resources and support.

• Build capacity and understanding of parents/caregivers of the importance of the developmental domains

and empower parents/caregivers with skills and resources to advocate/discuss concerns with their child’s

pediatrician or teacher

• Institute routine developmental screenings measured by the ASQ for all young children as early as possible

and at each developmental touchpoint to identify children with developmental concerns and connect them

to services as needed

• Work with system providers to ensure access to services and resources for parents/caregivers with children

from birth to age five

• Maintain the dialogue between pre-k and kindergarten teachers’ understanding of the 5 domains

of developmental growth and the behavior, skills, and knowledge children need for kindergarten entry

• Engage and support families through the kindergarten registration and transition process

/ COMMUNITY-LEVEL OUTCOME INDICATORS

n 2019–20 n 2020–21 n 2021–22 n 2022–23

% of students who scored ‘At or Above’ on

Preschool Early Literacy Initiative (PELI)

by PELI Composite Score* and School Year

% of children who are on track in 5 domains

of developmental growth as measured by ASQ

39%

(n=147)

39%

31%

(n=96)

31%

37%

(n=139)

37%

55%

53% 57%

75% 70% 72%

At or Above At or Above At or Above

Source: Acadience PELI Data Management System

*PELI assessment given in the 3’s and 4’s programs of 19 Norwalk

preschools. Composite score results are from the final assessment of the

4’s programs. No EDY given in 2019-20.

*PELI is only adminsistered to children in School Readiness, Head Start

and CDC funded preschool programs.

Age 3

Age 5 at kindergarten

registration

Data is from July 1-June 30

Source: Brooke’s Publishing ASQ Data Management System

% of students who scored ‘At or Above’

on Kindergarten Beginning of Year

DIBELS Literacy Assessment

by Dibels Composite Score* and School Year

60%

(n=474)

60%

38%

(n=285)

40%

(n=308)

38% 40%

Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition

91%

80% 83%

64%

58%

57%

At or Above At or Above At or Above

Source: Norwalk Public Schools

*DIBELS Literacy measurement is used for Grades K-3 BOY results are a

measure of Kindergarten Readiness used in NPS. No Assessment in 2020-21.

Students that attended

preschool prior to entering

kindergarten

Data is from July 1-June 30

Source: Norwalk Public Schools

Students who scored ‘ready”

status on Kindergaretn

Entrance Inventory (KEI)

6 / Norwalk ACTS


/ OUR WORK

60% increase in # of early childhood

community partners

Norwalk ACTS Community Advocates (CAs),

in partnership with

20

2020–21

24

32

2021–22 2022–23

connected with 184 families whose children scored

at monitoring or below on the Ages & Stages

Questionnaire. The Community Advocates connected

95% of those families with at least one community

resource, and 16% of the children are now receiving

special needs services or waiting for an evaluation.

Data is from July 1-June 30

Source: Norwalk ACTS

Progress towards Universal Routine Screening

184

# of families served by CAs –

Kindergarten Registration &

Norwalk Community Health Center

1657

1733

1713

95%

16%

796

815

773

324

2020–21

340

n # of total screens

n # of total children screened

n # of children with 2+ more screens

2021–22 2022–23

329

95% of families

connected with at least

one community resource

16% of children are

receiving special needs

services or waiting for

an evaluation

Source: Family & Children’s Agency March-May 2023

Data is from July 1-June 30

Source: 211 Child Development, United Way of Connecticut

2023 Impact Report / 7


/ Social Emotional Health & Out of School Time

/ GOALS

A community-wide response is needed to strengthen collaboration and alignment among schools,

youth-serving organizations, community-based providers, and the Norwalk community to increase

quality relationships and connections for Norwalk youth.

• Increase community-wide mental health literacy through prevention and wellness initiatives

• Build and reinforce skills to improve relationships for youth-serving adults, CBOs, and providers

through training in developmental relationships, restorative practices, trauma Informed care,

and cultural competency as it pertains to at-risk groups

• Increase access and opportunities for youth connections, programming, and pro-social activities

/ COMMUNITY-LEVEL OUTCOME INDICATORS

41% reduction in feeling sad/depressed

over a 2+week period from 2021

2018 2021 2022

Grades 7, 9, 11

(n=1,976)

20%

Depressed

(sad or hopeless)*

Grades 7 – 12

(n=2,289)

39%

Depressed

(sad or hopeless)

Grades 7 – 12

(n=3,992)

23%

Depressed

(sad or hopeless)

Source: Norwalk Youth Survey 2018, 2021, 2022

* Asked about past month in 2018, and past year in 2021 and 2022.

15% reduction in suicidal ideation

2018 2021 2022

Grades 7, 9, 11

(n=1,976)

14%

Attempted

Suicide

Grades 7 – 12

(n=2,289)

12.5%

Considered

Suicide

6%

Attempted

Suicide

Source: Norwalk Youth Survey 2018, 2021, 2022

Grades 7 – 12

(n=3,992)

10.6%

Considered

Suicide

6%

Attempted

Suicide

Students report increase connections to peers and friends, adults, community, and school

Lack of Connectedness

2021

Grades 7 — 12

(n=2,550)

Agree/Strongly

Agree

I feel connected to my friends

I feel connected to the other kids at school

39%

83%

I feel connected to my teachers

56%

2022

Grades 7 — 12

(n=3,992)

Agree/Strongly

Agree

I feel connected to my friends

I feel connected to the other kids at school

49.5%

89.7%

I feel connected to my teachers

56%

Source: Norwalk Youth Survey 2021, 2022

* Agree and Strongly Agree were reported as separate responses but have been grouped in this chart for comparison purposes.

Youth who can identify one or more trusted adult or peer who they can speak openly with

One or More Trusted Adults

32%

Number of Adults Youth Report Talking Openly To

2022

Grades 7 — 12

(n=3,992)

23.9%

16.9%

11%

6%

4%

17.9% selected “none of these” (n=488)

2% .7% .7% .3% .3% .8% .7%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Source: Norwalk Youth Survey 2022

8 / Norwalk ACTS


/ OUR WORK

Community Events

5

Social Emotional Health

Community Events for Families

250+

Participants

30

Participating

Organizations

Day of Training Post Evaluation

55

Participants from 18 Norwalk

Community Based Organizations

8

Professional Development Sessions

July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

100% 100%

100% of participants

reported that the Day of

Training was informative

to very informative to

their role, responsibilities,

and practices.

100% of participants

reported that the Day

of Training strengthened

their skills and knowledge

in supporting youth.

Youth Community Events

8

Youth Events Norwalk ACTS

Helped Planned

500+

Youth Participants

4

Events our

Youth Advocates

were directly involved

with planning efforts

Average rating for professional development

sessions was 4.6 out of 5.

Out of School Time Program Locator

The Norwalk Out

of School Time

Program Locator

includes details

on over 70 out

of school time

programs available

to families in

Norwalk.

# of views

2,500

3,084

July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

Data is from July 1-June 30

2021–22 2022–23

2023 Impact Report / 9


/ College and Workforce Readiness

/ GOALS

Develop an integrated workforce development infrastructure and strategy for Norwalk to meet

employer-driven demand and connect job seekers to educational and employment opportunities

that lead to livable wage employment.

• Strengthen connection, collaboration, and alignment among employers, education institutions,

training providers, social service providers, and Norwalk’s population through creation of Norwalk

Workforce Development Committee

• Amplify local and regional employer-community partnerships in supporting city-wide initiatives that

meet their medium- and high-skilled talent needs

• Increase access to educational (including upskilling and reskilling) and employment opportunities

that lead to livable wage employment for Norwalk residents

/ COMMUNITY-LEVEL OUTCOME INDICATORS

What Do We Know About the NPS Graduates Who Don’t Enroll in College?

80%

Students

of Color

20%

White

Students

80% of students

who did not

enroll are

students of

color

60%

Male

Sources: National Student Clearinghouse & NPS PowerSchool SIS ’18-’22

40%

Female

40% are

female and

60% are male

68% of NPS students

who graduate as

Multi-Language

Learner (MLL)

status don’t

enroll in college

32%

Enrolled

at Anytime

68%

Did Not Enroll

at Anytime

NPS College Enrollment, Persistence,

and Completion Data

By Year of High School Graduation

89%

75%

47.5% 43.6%

n Persistence Rate

n Enrolled First Year Rate

n 6-Year Graduate

34.7% 33%

n 4-Year Graduate

29.9%

26.7%

2015

86% 86.8% 87% 84.6% 81%

76.6%

70.7%

66.6%

70% 68.8%

66%

2016

2017 2018 2019 2020

Key Insights

Norwalk Public Schools Graduating Class of 2015

75% (Enrolled First Year Rate) of students who graduated

high school in 2015 enrolled in college

any time during the first year after high school.

of those freshman,

89% (Persistance Rate) persisted into their sophmore year.

Within four years,

34.7% (4-Year Graduation Rate) of the students who

graduated high school in 2015 earned a college degree,

and within six years,

47.5% (6-Year Graduation Rate) had earned a degree.

2021

Source: https://public-edsight.ct.gov/ Tab: Performance College Outcomes

2021* Household Survival Budget

in Fairfield County

The Household Survival Budget reflects the minimum

cost to live and work in the modern economy. It does

not include savings for emergencies or future goals

like college or retirement.

Monthly Cost Single Adult 2 Adults, 1 Infant,

1 Preschooler

Housing $895 $1,298

Utilities $154 $292

Child Care $0 $2,584

Food $525 $1,429

Transportation $357 $834

Health Care $241 $815

Technology $75 $110

Miscellaneous $225 $736

Taxes $452 $1,685

Monthly Total $2,924 $9,783

Annual Total $35,088 $117,396

Hourly Wage $18 $58.70

*United For ALICE. (2023). “ALICE in the Crosscurrents: COVID and

Financial Hardship in Connecticut.” UnitedForALICE.org/Connecticut

10 / Norwalk ACTS


/ OUR WORK

We hired a workforce development coordinator in partnership with the City of Norwalk to help strengthen

connection, collaboration, and alignment between Norwalk stakeholders.

Norwalk ACTS Workforce EcoSystem

Sector-specific

Skill Training Programs

Employer

Relations

Workforce Development Coordinator

Career Readiness

Skill Training

Financial Support

for Training

Norwalk

Job Seekers

Norwalk

Area Employers

Wrap-around

Services

Financial Support

for Clients

Regional and State

Opportunities

Job Placement

Financial Support

for Employers

In partnership with

we launched a monthly citywide Norwalk Workforce

Development Newsletter to learn about workforce

development updates and opportunities.

7

Norwalk

92

Resources

Shared in

Newsletters

Workforce

Newsletters Launched

162

Stakeholders

Reached in

Newsletters

We launched the Norwalk Workforce Development

Committee, a broad group of workforce

development stakeholders who convene every

quarter, including employers, education institutions,

training providers, social service providers,

workforce development agencies, and Norwalk

community members.

®

SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

In partnership with

we launched the Norwalk Referral Resource Guide – an interactive resource

for case managers and residents to find workforce development opportunities.

750+

Views on Norwalk

Referral Resource Guide

49

Programs

Featured

126

Active Participants on Norwalk

Workforce Development Committee

2023 Impact Report / 11


/ Data Highlights

DATA

2

Resource

Portals

Created for

Community

Members

Data Services for 6

Member Organizations

860+

Reviews

5

New Data

Dashboards

70

Partners Engaging

with Local Data at

Norwalk ACTS’s Quarterly

Convening on March 15

/ Policy & Advocacy Highlights

POLICY &

ADVOCACY

• Held policy breakfast with Norwalk legislative delegation

• Hosted civic engagement panel with Secretary of the State

Stephanie Thomas (SOTS), Office of Congressman Jim

Himes, State Legislature, and Common Council Members

• Advocated with sister partnerships in Bridgeport, Stamford,

and Waterbury for legislation to improve economic mobility,

including work with State Treasurer Russell to fund Baby Bonds.

CT became the first state in the nation to pass Baby Bonds,

an initiative that invests directly in children born into poverty

• Spoke at a press conference recognizing civic engagement

partnership with SOTS Thomas

• Created Norwalk Operating Budget Resource for Families

100+

Members engaging with legislators at

our December and June Convenings

7

State

Legislature and

Common Council Members

on Legislative Panel

12 / Norwalk ACTS


/ Social Justice & Racial Equity Highlights

SOCIAL JUSTICE &

RACIAL EQUITY

Increasing

Membership

& Board

DIversity

5

Local Leaders on

Equity Panel at

Quarterly Convening

70+

Members Attended

Social Justice & Equity

Quarterly Convening

/ Community Engagement Highlights

COMMUNITY

ENGAGEMENT

4

Youth

Community Advocates

Leading Work for the Social

Emotional Health Initiative

5

Community

Advocates Leading

Work for the

Early Childhood

Development

Initiative

132

Resources Shared

in Newsletter

38

Community Events

Participated In

“I think what was helpful was that I was able

to contribute to the community in my own

way. I really liked that I was able to talk and

meet new people that made me think of

things I wasn’t too open to at first.”

- Darwin, Norwalk ACTS Youth Community Advocate

2023 Impact Report / 13


/ Financials

/ STATEMENT OF ACTIVITY

Complete financial statements, audited by T.M. Byxbee, are available upon request.

Revenues FY22-23 FY21-22

Individual Giving $18,090 $18,555

Interest Income $6,837 $194

Major Gifts $210,000 $100,000

Noncash Donation $247 $0

Operating Reserve Gift $0 $200,000

Program Fees Revenue $45,900 $45,000

Restricted Grants $51,323 $305,442

State & City Grants $165,000 $95,000

Unrestricted Grants $655,000 $859,500

Total Revenue $1,152,397 $1,623,692

Expenses 2023 2022

Communications & Marketing $34,081 $38,556

Depreciation Expense $3,633 $3,772

General and Administration $1,781 $1,367

Initiatives & Cornerstones $6,162 $7,071

Insurance $5,255 $4,998

Office Supplies $1,302 $333

Payroll Costs $1,027,646 $900,665

Professional Services $20,197 $22,881

Rent & Utilities $13,545 $13,545

Restricted Grant Expenditures $101,466 $143,613

Special Events $2,178.00 -

Technology $20,115 $19,368

Travel, Training, Meetings and Membership $30,050 $8,581

Total Expenditures $1,267,413 $1,164,751

Other Revenue (gain/loss on investments) $(5,906) $120

Net Revenue $(120,922)* $459,061

*Norwalk ACTS received a $175,000 unrestricted grant at the end of June 2022 which was utilized for expenses in

FY22-23. Had the grant been received as anticipated in FY22-23, the adjusted revenue totals for both years would be:

FY2023

FY2022

Unrestricted Grants $830,000 $684,500

Total Revenue $1,327,397 $1,448,692

Net Revenue $54,078 $284,061

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/ Investors in Systems Change

Our work would not be possible without the generous support of the following

individuals and foundations. We are so grateful for your support!

The Bauer Family Foundation

CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative

CT Project, Inc.

City of Norwalk

Edward S. Moore Family Fund

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Fairfield County Business Collaborative for

Education Equity Fund at Fairfield County’s

Community Foundation

Family & Children’s Agency

The Goodnow Fund

The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce

The Grossman Family Foundation

Horizons at New Canaan Country School

Kerry and Jed Stevens Family Fund

Kleeman Family Fund

Lone Pine Foundation

The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Foundation

Piper 552 Fund

Rebel Daughter Cookie

Ritter Family Foundation

Shames Family Foundation

Sparkler Learning

State of Connecticut

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

Adam Bovilsky

Adyna Gamboa

Amy Jeffereis

Anna and Ernest Steiner

Babette and Gary Lubben

Betsy McNeil

Brian Griffin

Carol Carrozelli

Cathy DeCesare

Charlie Allred

Demetria Nelson

Dominique Baez

Margo Amgott

Ilana Kaplan

James Kemp

Jennifer Barahona

Julie Corbett

Katharine Gallo

Kathryn Ritter

Kenneth Waller

Kim Hein

Mary Oster

Michael Chambers

Nancy von Euler

Paula Palermo

Ray Leslie

Robert Cashel

Sarah Rendón García

Sonal Rajan

Suzannah Holsenbeck

Names reflect contributions between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. If we inadvertently misspelled

or omitted your name, we apologize. Please call us at 203-956-0700 so we may correct our records.

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OUR MISSION

To collectively transform systems by ensuring resources, policies,

practices, and power structures actively dismantle racism and drive

equitable outcomes for every Norwalk child and young person.

VISION

Norwalk is a connected and equitable community where every

child and young person thrives academically, physically, and

social-emotionally from cradle to career.

GET INVOLVED

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9 Mott Ave. / Norwalk CT / 06850 / 203.956.0700 / NorwalkACTS.org

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