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The Naugatuck Cultural Council seeks to recognize and celebrate the numerous heritages that comprise the American Experience in the Borough of Naugatuck. The Council seeks to promote equal opportunity and better government, education, economic development and quality of life for all Naugatuck residents.
Goals and Objectives
Promote universal values shared by varied cultures of respect, hard work, faith, family, community and ingenuity while emphasizing the appreciation of cultural diversity in Naugatuck.
Welcome emerging populations and act as a resource for new families moving to Naugatuck.
Facilitate dialogue between residents regarding current issues involving diversity while sponsoring activities that enhance cultural appreciation.
Increase participation in Naugatuck civic life by ensuring all residents have equal access to government, economic and educational opportunities.
Enhance and promote existing celebrations and festivals that promote established ethnic pride and heritage in the Borough.
Identify stakeholders and encourage their participation with the Council.
Support educators to close the achievement gap and improve standardized test scores across all subgroups.
Support existing efforts to ensure that all children are ready to learn by kindergarten and meet core reading competencies by grade three (3).
Use the Gunntown Passive Park and Nature Preserve as a cultural/environmental center.
The Naugatuck Cultural Council is an open committee which allows anyone interested to participate. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Naugatuck Cultural Council Chair-Sandra Heller at SPHDMH@aol.com or Co-Chair-Vanessa Vowe at email@example.com.
Quarterly meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of the month, January 24th, April 25th, (4th week due to school vacation), July 18th and October 17th at 6 pm. Currently the council has 3 committees which meet during the month as needed. Descriptions of committees are as follows:
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & AWARENESS COMMITTEE
Purpose: To build a community in Naugatuck that embraces human diversity by offering and promoting a process of acculturation that informs, inspires, and connects diverse people.
Promote ~ Encourage ~ Share
Contact: Les Williams [firstname.lastname@example.org) Tel: 860-707-4374
ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES COMMITTEE
Plant the seeds of change for a healthy use of natural resources for the purpose of nurturing Naugatuck’s environment.
Encourage the collaboration of committed individuals who will empower and educate people of all ages to respect the earth and the growing diversity in our community.
Contact: Robin: Gerber [RGerber@nvcc.commnet.edu] Tel: 203-751-1366
Youth Leadership Development Committee
To develop leadership opportunities for Naugatuck’s youth that will:
Promote community involvement that influences decision-making
Encourage participation of all young people in the community by
learning about and appreciating our growing diversity.
Contact: Sandra Heller (email@example.com)