Althea Marshall Brooks
Executive Director

Althea Marshall Brooks' work spans at-risk youth development, employment and education initiatives and training programs, affordable subsidized housing development, community economic revitalization efforts, restoring and enhancing the capacity of small businesses, post-secondary efforts for displaced workers, and community organizing. Mrs. Brooks is the Executive Director of the state's first Cradle to Career Initiative - Waterbury Bridge to Success Community Partnership.  Using a collective impact approach with an equity lens, Bridge to Success collaborates with over 90 community partners including Waterbury Public Schools, businesses, local public and private organizations that are  passionate about creating opportunities for local youth to ensure they succeed in school, career and life. She is responsible for  mobilizing a diverse community around a common agenda that employs evidence-based strategies, ensures shared measurement systems, and guides the community as they pursue mutually reinforcing activities in an environment of constant communication

Phone: (203) 754 0040
Prior to joining Waterbury Bridge to Success, Althea worked as the Director of Coordinated School Health with the New Haven Public Schools improving health outcomes for students, increasing staff wellness, and engaging a marginalized community to increase health equity across the city through collaboration, coordination, and active engagement with leaders, parents, and providers.

She received her Bachelor of Science from the School of Family Studies at the University of Connecticut, a Master of Science in Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Master of Divinity in Religion from Yale University Divinity School.

In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places and engaging in fun adventures with her family.