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Marilyn Moore

Representing Bridgeport, Monroe & Trumbull

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Moore: Maryland officials visit CT to learn about 2Gen

This June, Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport), along with the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, hosted representatives from the office of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan who visited Connecticut to learn more about the state’s Two-Generational (2Gen) approach to combat intergenerational poverty.

Five municipalities in Connecticut currently offer 2Gen services. The Connecticut General Assembly’s statewide 2Gen initiative equips families with the tools and skills they need to get on the path to opportunity and self-sufficiency, by ensuring education and workforce development services for parents and high-quality early education for children. The two-generational approach recognizes that if any part of a family system is not getting the support it needs, the other parts suffer, too.

Maryland’s governor recently signed an executive order establishing a 2Gen Commission and pilot program.

During their visit to Connecticut, the Maryland group met with Zulianelis Rosario, of Meriden, who was a pregnant 18-year-old receiving prenatal care at the Community Health Center when she was referred to the 2Gen program. Her 5 month old son Gabriel now attends play dates at one of three family resource centers. Through 2Gen, Zulianelis received help getting her driver’s license and is enrolled in classes to get her high school diploma. She hopes to become a certified nurse’s aide.

Read full story in the Record-Journal.

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