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Our History

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Make the Road Connecticut works to support immigrants to be active in their communities and to lift themselves out of poverty through legal and support services, civic engagement, transformative education and policy innovation.

In November of 2015, the Connecticut chapter of Make the Road was founded.
MRCT began with offices in Bridgeport and in 2018 opened an office in Hartford. From 2015 to 2016 a staff of two and a team of volunteers lead the organization.  In 2016, two more joined the organization and now in 2022, MRCT is staffed by 10 people and growing.

 

In its first year, MRCT convened a series of successful community meetings that brought together community members to learn about important issues in our community for immigrants and working people and launched an important fight to ensure fair work schedules for workers.

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MRCT, which has offices in Bridgeport and Hartford, continues to advocate for immigrant and workers’ rights and has broadened campaigns to encompass education equity, health justice, women's rights, and other issues. MRCT builds power through community organizing, leadership development, transformative education, and policy change.   

 

MRCT began with offices in Bridgeport and in 2018 opened an office in Hartford. From 2015 through 2016, MRCT had only two co-founding organizers (Barbara and Julio). In 2016, two more joined the organization and now in 2022, MRCT is staffed by 10 people and growing.

Funding comes from a variety of supporting agencies through grants and membership dues, which were lifted during the pandemic. The membership base at MRCT grows by an average of 20-percent per year.