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2018 Women of Power

Michele D. Bryant, Deloitte

Adrienne W. Cochrane, Esq., YWCA Hartford Region

Karen DuBois-Walton, Ph. D., Elm City Communities

Tabitha B. Fortt, M.D., Private Practice

Michelle H. James, Community Action Agency of Western CT

Stephanie Johns-Clarks, Thomson Reuters

Kate Kelly, MSW, Sacred Heart

Cheryl M. Manley, Esq., Charter Communications

Sade Owoye, Sweet Equations

Jamilah Prince-Stewart, FaithActs for Education

Avril B. Stephens, Deloitte

Elizabeth Torres, Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust

Johnna G. Torsone, Esq., Pitney Bowes

Valeria G. Wells, Horizons National

What we do

Workforce & youth development

The Urban League’s workforce program prepares youth and adults for the demands of the world of work. Many lack an understanding of workplace expectations including proper dress, attitude, and the importance of being on time.  Often those entering the workforce do not see the correlation between education, work experience and long-term self-sufficiency. Classes can be taken as workplace training or individually and include:

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Hotel & Hospitality Certification
  • Microsoft Office Suite 2016 Certification
  • Interviewing and Cover Letter Preparation
  • Financial Education for Youth
  • CODE 101
  • College Ready Boot-Camp*


*in partnership with HIGHER Heights

Housing & Economic Development

The Urban League’s housing program offers services that support low to moderate income individuals and families navigate the ever changing financial markets so that they may purchase and retain a home, avoid foreclosure, repair damaged credit or plan for college education and/or retirement. The key issues addressed are:

  • Homebuyer Education and Counseling
  • Budget and Credit Counseling
  • Financial Education and Counseling
  • Mortgage Mediation - Foreclosure Prevention
  •  Small Business Planning

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Use the form to contact us regarding your training and counseling needs.  To help us best service your request, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.


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