BTS Partnerships

Bridge to success is a cross-sector partnership of over 90 community and civic leaders, educators, and organizations working collectively. We are always looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and inspirational community partners, parents, and especially youth!

BTS is a cross-sector partnership.

Bridge to success is a cross-sector partnership of over 90 community and civic leaders, educators, and organizations working collectively. We are always looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and inspirational community partners, parents, and especially youth!

Open Seats for our Community Council

  • Mental Health – Someone engaged in the provision of mental health care to children and/or youth in Waterbury.
  • Community-Law Enforcement Official – Someone who lives or works in Waterbury and is involved in Law Enforcement.

The Bridge to Success Community Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2:00-4:00 PM in Waterbury.  If you are interested one of these seats please send an email to

To see a full list of current Community Council Members click here!

Partners for our Collaborative Action Networks and BTS Think Tanks

Do you care about the Waterbury community and would you like your voice to be heard? Join one of the BTS Collaborative Action Networks (CANs) or one of our two Think Tanks that support our work.

We are especially looking for people who want to support our work from a parent perspective and for Waterbury youth. A lot of the work BTS does impacts Waterbury children, youth, and their families and we rather talk with folks than about them.  If you would like more information or are interested in joining us, please contact Althea Brooks.



Althea Marshall Brooks, Executive Director, Waterbury Bridge to Success Community Partnership

Angel Castellano, Chair, Interfaith Advisory CAN & Chair, Governance, Pastor, Smirna Misionera

Arlanda Brantley, Co-Chair, Family Engagement CAN, Case Manager, CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Bilal Tajildeen, Philanthropy Representative; Member, Equity Matters Think Tank, Manager, Membership and Culture, Connecticut Council on Philanthropy

Chemay Morales-James, Co-Chair, Equity Matters Think Tank, Founder/Principal, My Reflection Matters/The Village

Dr. Janice Epperson, Education Representative, Waterbury Public Schools, Assistant Superintendent, Waterbury Public Schools

Tomas Olivo, Chair, College and Career Pathways CAN/Workforce Representative, Director, RIBA~Aspira

Ana Valentin Co-Chair, Positive Youth Development CAN, Director, Community Outreach, Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Jacquee Porter, Chair, BTS Community Council/Co-Chair, Equity Matters Think Tank, President/CEO, Save Girls on FYER

Jim O’Rourke, Vice Chair, BTS Community Council, Chair, Finance Committee, President/CEO, Greater Waterbury YMCA

Karen Rainville, Early Childhood Representative, Executive Director, CT Association for Education of Young Children

Kathi Crowe, Youth Services Representative, Executive Director, Waterbury Youth Services

Kevin Taylor, Parent Representative, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury

Pastor Kristopher Reese, Parent Representative Pastor, Grace Baptist Church

Kristen Jacoby, Fiduciary Chief Professional Officer, United Way of Greater Waterbury

Melanie Adames, Youth Representative/Chair, Let Youth Lead, Student, Waterbury Career Academy

Monroe Webster, Member, College and Career Pathways CAN & Executive Committee, Mayoral Aide, City of Waterbury

Abbie Calo, Co-Chair, Early Care & Education CAN/Provider Director, Children’s Lab, Naugatuck Valley Community College

Saran White Philanthropy Representative Executive Director, Leever Foundation

David Morgan, Early Care and Education Representative President/CEO,
Team Inc.

Latoya Ireland, Co-Chair, Family Engagement CAN Founder/President, For Right Now Corporation Inc.

Elaine Burke, Faith Based Representative, Pastor, Alpha & Omega Ministries/Alpha & Omega Christian Academy

Maybeth Morales Davis, Parent Representative/Co-Chair, Family Engagement CAN Director, Development & Public Relations, Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury

Cindy Vitone, Public Health Representative Director, City of Waterbury Health Department

Acts 4 Ministry, Inc.

All Our Kin

Alpha & Omega Kingdom Ministries

American Savings Foundation


The Bible Church of Waterbury

Boy Scouts of America – CT Rivers Council

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury

Brass City Charter School

Brass City Harvest

Bristol Hospital Parent & Child Center


Catholic Charities

Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Action Council

Children In Placement, Inc.

Children’s Law Center of CT

Children’s Community School

Christ Community Church of Greater Waterbury

City of Waterbury – Bureau of Recreation

City of Waterbury – Department of Health

City of Waterbury – Office of the Mayor

Community members

Community Tabernacle Outreach Center

Concepts for Adaptive Learning

Connecticut Community Foundation


CT Dance Theater

CT Junior Republic

Department of Children & Families

Easter Seals of Greater Waterbury

Family & Children’s Aid

Favor, Inc.



Flanders Nature Center


Girl Scouts of CT

Girls, Inc.

Governor’s Prevention Partnership

Granville Academy

Gtr Waterbury Area Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta

Greater Waterbury Autism Speaks

Greater Waterbury YMCA

Health 360

Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury

Junior Achievement

KaMs Kiddie Korner

Kids Against Hunger Waterbury

The Leever Foundation

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury

Living Faith Christian Church

Loyola Development Corporation

Madre Latina

Mattatuck Museum

MC2 Technology, Inc.

My Reflection Matters

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury

NETS, Inc.

New Opportunities, Inc.

Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters

Palace Theater

Planned Parenthood of CT

Rainbow Academy LLC

Rivera Memorial Foundation

Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury

Saint Mary’s Health System

Save Girls on F.Y.E.R., Inc.

Shakesperience Productions, Inc.


Silas Bronson Library

StayWell Health Care, Inc.

Stone Academy

Taking Action in Waterbury

Team SEALS Corporation

Together We Shine


The Ungroup Society

United Way of Greater Waterbury

Unity Dance Ensemble

Value of One

Warrior Princess, Inc.

Waterbury Hospital

Waterbury OIC, Inc.

Waterbury PAL

Waterbury Public Schools

Waterbury Public Schools – Kingsbury School

Waterbury Public Schools – Wilson FRC

Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce

Waterbury School Readiness Council

Wtby Symphony Orchestra – Bravo Waterbury!

Waterbury Youth Council

Waterbury Youth Services System, Inc.

Webster Bank

Wellmore Behavioral Health

Women’s Inspirational Network

Workplace Success Group, LLC

Young Civic Learners