BTS is a cross-sector partnership of over 90 community and civic leaders, educators, and organizations. We work collectively to achieve equitable change by empowering Waterbury’s children, youth, and families, to be successful in school, career, and life.
Youth-serving organizations have a long history in Waterbury, delivering quality programming for a range of needs through collaboration. In 2010, Bridge to Success (BTS) Community Partnership, was established as the state’s first cradle to career youth initiative. Ever since Waterbury partners have come together to create common goals and strategies while seeking input and participation from parents and students themselves. At BTS we believe that by working as a team, we can support Waterbury’s youth.
To empower children, youth, and families, BTS focuses on four domains:
BTS is a member of the nationally acclaimed StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network.
StriveTogether is a national network of nearly 70 community partnerships in 29 states and Washington D.C. working to improve educational success for every child. Together with its partners, StriveTogether impacts over 13 million children nationwide. In 2014, Waterbury was the first Cradle to Career network in Connecticut to obtain their “Sustaining” status.
We have a big mission, but a small staff. In our office on 100 N. Elm Street in Waterbury you are bound to run into one of the below friendly faces:
Prior to joining Waterbury Bridge to Success, Althea worked as the Director of Coordinated School Health...
Chemay Morales-James, is a social liberation eduvist (education activist) and CEO of My Reflection Matters, LLC. After teaching...
Akia S. Callum serves as the Director of Community Impact and Marketing at Waterbury Bridge to...
By becoming a volunteer with Bridge To Success you will have an opportunity to help us make a big impact in our community!