We are grateful that you stopped by, and proud of the work we have done
in the past decade to empower women to confront the issues that impact their communities.

Our goal is to increase the number of women who become advocates, leaders, entrepreneurs and change agents in urban cities.

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What We Do

Political Outreach

The Voices have played an integral role in electing political leaders at the local state and federal levels. From doorknocking to fundraising, message development to outreach strategy, the Voices have been a deciding factor in candidates’ campaigns.

Our elected clients include:

Rep. Angel Arce
Council President TJ Clarke
Sen. Eric Coleman (retired)
Gov. Dannel Malloy
State Treasurer Denise Nappier
Hartford BOE Chair Craig Stallings

Rep. David Baram
City Treasurer Adam Cloud
Cong. John Larson
Rep. Brandon McGee
Majority Leader Matthew Ritter

Issue-Based Outreach

Education Advocacy

The Voices have worked in several high-needs schools to educate parents and support students. Outreach in this area includes Thirman L. Milner and Sarah J. Rawson elementary schools, as well as involvement in ensuring residents are informed about the Hartford Public Schools’ consolidation plans.

Elderly Assistance

Elderly Hartford residents often require transportation to and from medical appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. The Voices provide transportation to these needy residents free of charge, and use their established relationships to ensure access to necessary services.

The Homework Gap

In July 2017, the Voices joined forces with Strategic Outreach Services (SOS), a strategic communications firm, and the State of Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel’s Office of State Broadband, to develop Assessment of the Broadband “Homework Gap” In Hartford, a report detailing the barriers to high-speed internet access faced by students in the North End of Hartford.

The outreach and resulting report revealed a gap between the availability of high-speed internet for student research and completion of homework in the suburbs and the lack of such availability in many homes in the North End of Hartford. This troubling situation, dubbed the “Homework Gap,” negatively impacts the educational opportunities of North End students.

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September 12, 2017

Internet Gap Puts Hartford’s North End Students Behind

In Hartford’s North End, students without broadband access at home used McDonald’s wi-fi to do their homework — until the restaurant reportedly instituted time limits on […]