You're Invited: Valley Community Index Unveiling (Oct 20)

Hear about pressing needs and opportunities

We are fortunate to be living in an age when technology and information are available to drive strategic decision making. The data is clear. There are disparities among the Valley communities, which categorically affect education, employment, health and well-being. The findings in the 2016 Valley Community Index provide the information needed to develop strategies for change.


Join the Conversation

The Valley Community Foundation and
its community partners invite you for the release of the 2016 Valley Community Index


Thursday, October 20th
Scinto Auditorium
3 Corporate Drive, 1st Floor
Shelton, CT 06484

Doors open at 7:45 am
Program begins at 8:00 am
Light refreshments will be served


Contact Beth Colette at bcolette@valleyfoundation.org or 203-751-9162 with any questions.

Why you don't want to miss this:

  • You will hear from a panel of local community leaders, who will highlight the changing needs and opportunities in the region.
  • You will learn the importance and impact of this 56-page report as it may relate to you, your family, your organization and the community as a whole.
  • You will discover ways in which your company, organization, board or you, as a volunteer, can make a meaningful difference in the Valley.
By understanding the needs and opportunities of our region through data collection, we, along with our community partners, are laying the groundwork for collaboration and collective impact. The Index will be used to convene community conversations, foster engagement, align current efforts and investments, and collaborate on strategic endeavors to build, sustain and enhance the quality of life in the Valley.

Community conversations first took place in 2014 to discuss the need for a common-source report that would provide a comprehensive review of the challenges shaping the Valley communities. An advisory committee was formed comprising leaders from more than 30 local multi-disciplinary organizations
including: Griffin Hospital, area schools, municipalities, elected officials, a wide range of nonprofits, and volunteers. The Index was created in partnership with DataHaven, and fulfills Griffin Hospital's Community Health Needs Assessment, a requirement of all tax-exempt hospitals according to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors recognized the importance of building an informed community and took the lead in investing in this important initiative; other lead sponsors include: Bassett Family Fund; Griffin Health Services, Inc.; Katharine Matthies Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; Valley United Way. Contributing Sponsors include Connecticut Community Foundation and Liberty Bank Foundation.

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