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Creating pathways to leadership for people of color in the nonprofit sector takes teamwork! In that spirit we partner with like-minded organizations, corporations, and small businesses that are doing good work in their communities and spheres of influence. Our peer-learning network is a cross-section of nonprofits, foundations, municipalities, colleges, and private businesses that partner with MIP to advance diversity, race-equity, & inclusion in their organizations and communities. Our network shares our core values and are wholly committed to supporting our efforts to build the diverse staff, management, and boards that the nonprofit sector needs. In our network, executive directors, corporate leaders, and professionals of color work together to learn, extrapolate wisdom, and share experiences about their unique journeys toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. MIP welcomes the opportunity to collaborate, partner-with, and engage in mutually beneficial relationships with nonprofits, foundations, and private businesses that share our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. To become apart of our peer learning network, contact Jamal Jimerson.  


  • The ABBP promotes and sustains black business, professionals, programs and initiatives through training and education.

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  • The Black Business Alliance (BBA), is a 501c6 non-profit membership organization; which seeks to EMPOWER, GUIDE, PROMOTE, ENHANCE, COLLABORATE and GROW small and medium sized black and minority businesses throughout Connecticut and Nationally by addressing the gap in business access to funding, educational resources and statewide capacity building.

  • The Mission of Career Resources is to significantly improve the family unit through employment to ensure economic opportunity in the communities we serve.

  • The Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation promotes the successful lifelong learning opportunities of Hartford children, youth and families through early education, workforce development and recreation.

  • CoJourn is a personal growth and goal achievement program that trains pairs of people to buddy up for more external accountability, connection, and support as they go after their big goals and dreams. The program helps you finally prioritize what matters most to you, while connecting with a partner you choose for mutual support and accountability.

  • Established in 1923, Connecticut Community Foundation was created by and for the people of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. While serving this 21-town region, the Foundation provides leadership in addressing the community’s critical issues, strengthens local nonprofit organizations through grants and technical assistance programs, and works with individuals, families and corporations to steward charitable and scholarship funds.

  • The Connecticut League of History Organizations builds connections among those who preserve and share the stories and objects of our past.

  • CMSC's mission is to be the catalyst that ignites Connecticut’s Main Streets as the cornerstone of thriving communities. CMSC is dedicated to community and economic development within the context of historic preservation, and is committed to bringing Connecticut’s commercial districts back to life socially and economically.

  • The Department of Consumer Protection protects Connecticut citizens from fraud, unfair business practices and physical injury from unsafe goods or services.

  • The Community Foundation is here to bring people together to work towards a healthy, thriving, sustainable Eastern Connecticut. We do this by putting philanthropy into action to address the needs, rights and interests of our region, while fulfilling the passions of our donors.

  • We focus on improving health outcomes for people of color and assuring that all Connecticut residents have access to affordable and high-quality care. Through public policy, grantmaking, and leadership development, we work to make lasting changes that improve lives.

  • CWEALF provides an information, referral and advocacy service while also training and empowering women in Connecticut to advocate for themselves. Each year, CWEALF helps thousands of women and low-income people navigate legal and social service systems.

  • The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation will seek and fund innovative projects which advance solutions to basic and enduring problems.

  • Equity in the Center works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. We envision a future where nonprofit and philanthropic organizations define, implement and advance race equity internally while advocating and centering it in their work externally.

  • We deliver ideas, research, and practical guidance through our Toolkit. We educate and train through in-person and online events. And we build networks, partnerships, and conversations across the field.

  • Girls For Technology, is a youth development 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing after-school, summer enrichment programs, and workshops for underserved, underrepresented adolescent girls ages 11-17 in Greater Hartford, CT school district, and neighboring towns. Its main focus is to pique girls’ interest in Technology and Engineering.

  • Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

  • Goodwin College is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees

  • The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving works with donors, nonprofits and community leaders to put resources into action for Greater Hartford.

  • Ignite the Voice is a collaborative organization derived from the positive minds of New Haven, to provide youth with an outlet for self-expression.  Our mission is to inspire and equip youth with the power and ability to strengthen their community through self-expression, open collaboration and art.

  • We provide high energy, results driven training and consulting with a focus on learning and organizational development. Our consulting team brings nearly 20 years of experience in the field and has a proven track record of delivering the results that impact the bottom line.

  • Founded in 1977, Leadership Greater Hartford is one of the largest, most diverse, and effective community leadership organizations in the country. Our mission is to develop, connect, and inspire diverse leaders to build strong and vibrant communities.

  • Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. But for us, the hope of ending it is a reality. Love146 is helping grow the movement to end child trafficking while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. We believe in the power of love and its ability to effect sustainable change. Love is the foundation of our motivation.

  • It is the mission of Manchester Adult and Continuing Education to meet the education needs of Manchester’s adult learners and to prepare them for new technologies and 21st century economic globalization. This will be attained through goal setting and successful literacy skill acquisition, English language acquisition, high school completion, transition to postsecondary education and training, and transition to employment.

  • DPH promotes the health and well-being of all residents by ensuring access to high-quality public health and healthcare services, and by focusing on prevention, wellness and health equity in all people.

  • MoveUp’s mission is to accelerate progress toward full literacy, and stimulate innovation in services to relieve poverty, in the greater Hartford region of Connecticut.

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, Inc. (NHSW) is a non-profit, HUD certified organization that was founded in 1980 with the purpose of revitalizing neighborhoods and creating homeownership opportunities throughout the city of Waterbury. Our purpose reflects the organization’s embrace of a broad range of business lines and programs to meet its objectives of community revitalization and individual economic empowerment

  • We partner with nonprofits and associations in project-based human resources consulting, HR outsourcing, talent acquisition, executive search, and knowledge & insights, all with the objective of making the nonprofit workforce the best it can be.

  • Public Allies is a national movement committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership of young people.

  • RE•Center is a nonprofit, diversity education program founded by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. RE•Center builds its program to nurture a generation of future leaders in a diverse world.

  • reSET, Social Enterprise Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the social enterprise sector. Its strategic goals are threefold: to be the “go-to” place for impact entrepreneurs, to make Hartford the Impact City, and Connecticut the social enterprise state.

  • The Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in New London governed by a board of directors comprising cultural, community, and business leadership

  • Sustainable CT communities strive to be thriving, resilient, collaborative, and forward-looking. They build community and local economy. They equitably promote the health and well-being of current and future residents, and they respect the finite capacity of the natural environment.

  • The Travelers Companies, Inc. is an American insurance company.

  • The WLA is a 12-month fellowship designed to improve the quantity, quality and sustainability of efforts to move young adults ages 18-29 to work. The WLA brings together national and local leaders on issues and best practices in sector-based workforce development and youth development, individual leadership development, exercises and tools to help participants understand how to develop, implement and sustain young adult employment initiatives.

  • The mission of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty.