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Connecticut Town Equity Reports

September 9, 2021

This series of reports is designed to inform local-level efforts to improve community well-being and racial equity. These reports disaggregate data from the 2020 Census, American Community Survey microdata files, DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey record-level files, and other federal and state sources to create relevant town-level information that is not typically available from standard public databases.DataHaven has published a town equity report for all 169 towns in Connecticut. We have also created these reports on request for custom-defined geographic regions, such as agency service areas.

How It's Being Done: Arts Business Training Across the U.S.

January 18, 2015

This report seeks to answer the question "How is business training being delivered to artist across the U.S.?" Artists need to proactively manage the business side of their creative practice, often approaching their practice as an entrepreneurial endeavor, particularly as public funding for the arts has declined and funding for individual artists is especially difficult to find. To support their efforts, state and local agencies, artist services organizations, universities and others are providing training, resources, and technical services directly to artists. We have identified 163 programs or services offered by 79 different organizations or individuals that provide arts business training or resources of various types to individual artists and the leaders of small arts organizations.

Sharpening the Cutting Edge: Corporate Action for a Strong, Low-Carbon Economy

April 29, 2009

Outlines lessons learned from early efforts to create a low-carbon economy, current and emerging best practices, and next steps, including climate change metrics, greenhouse gas reporting, effective climate policy, and long-term investment choices.

Harnessing Nature's Power: Deploying and Financing On-Site Renewable Energy

March 2, 2009

Provides an overview of approaches to deploying an on-site renewable energy system, including solar, wind, and geothermal technologies. Discusses resource potential assessments, deployment models, financing options, incentives, benefits, and risks.

Making the Most of Our Investments: How PK-3 Alignment Can Close the Achievement Gap From the Start

October 31, 2007

Summarizes discussions on the potential for aligned pre-kindergarten-to-third-grade curricula to raise high school graduation rates. Outlines research and policy contexts, key elements and implementation strategies and issues, and funding considerations.

Leading by Example: Connecticut Collaborates to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

October 1, 2002

Provides an overview of the effects of climate change, sources of Connecticut's greenhouse gas emissions, and the state's multifaceted program to reduce emissions. Assesses the progress on the state's initiatives as well as nongovernmental efforts.

Arts Programs for At-Risk Youth: How U.S. Communities are Using the Arts to Rescue Their Youth and Deter Crime

December 1, 1998

This pamphlet explores how an increasing number of communities are realizing that art programs for at-risk youth offer an effective and more affordable alternative to detention and police-centered crime prevention.