SVP Connecticut aids nonprofits, state college system

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Have you heard of Social Venture Partners Connecticut?

It is a group of people in the state who are part of a global network of folks who dole out money from the private sector and expertise to nonprofits to keep them going in the right direction for up to three years.

SVP Connecticut is also working on helping the state college system so it can lend a helping hand there for students entering community colleges with job training.

This group is impacting your world locally as you go about your daily lives.

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“I really felt like I had found my tribe, the group of individuals, really super-talented, super-motivated folks,” explained JP Hernandez with SVP Connecticut. “And we are committed to making a difference in the communities that we, [that] you know in Connecticut. So, it’s great you get to meet some of the most-dedicated and most-effective organizations in the state and it’s a great chance to try and amplify their impact.”

“It is the largest network of engaged philanthropists in the world,” stated Mark Argosh, Executive Director of SVP Connecticut. “There are over 30,000 partners and it’s a very effective way of solving social problems.”

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“We’re working with the state college system around Guided Pathways which is a way to improve student success in community colleges,” he continued. “We’re working with manufacturers and community colleges to train people for the next generation of advanced manufacturing jobs in the state.”

Since the Connecticut chapter opened about four years ago, they have given away about $1.2 million. SVP Connecticut numbers 70 now. It hopes to grow to 500 partners to really be a force for good in Connecticut.

More information about SVP Connecticut can be found here.

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