About us

The New Haven urban area hosts a true youth-serving system that effectively speaks with a unified voice when articulating youth needs and goals, fosters collaboration so that youth service providers reach all young people, and publicly acknowledges the positive value in youth voice and youth leaders, as well as the dedicated people who support their development.

Everything CWYC does, it does with:

Humanity Equity Authenticity Relationship Trust

Anti-Racist Principles

Adopted by the People's Institute for Survival & Beyond

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  1. ANALYZE POWER

  2. DEVELOP LEADERSHIP

  3. TRANSFORM GATEKEEPING

  4. IDENTIFY & ANALYZE MANIFESTATION OF RACISM

  5. LEARN FROM HISTORY

  6. MAINTAIN ACCOUNTABILITY

  7. BUILD A NET THAT WORKS

  8. SHARE CULTURE

  9. UNDO INTERNALIZED RACIAL OPPRESSION

  10. INTERNALIZED SUPERIORITY

  11. INTERNALIZED INFERIORITY

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CWYC YOUTH POWER PILLARS​

CWYC Mission:

CWYC builds youth power through education, leadership development, and anti-racist community organizing.

CWYC Vision: 

CWYC envisions a courageous community where youth lead change.

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City & Statewide Demands for an Anti-Racist New Haven

  1. We Demand the immediate divestment of School Resource Officers within New Haven Public Schools. This divestment and termination of contracts should be followed through with an investment in school counselors. 

  2. We Demand the immediate divestment of the New Haven Police Department. Reducing the proposed NHPD budget from $43 Million to  $10 Million and depositing those extra $33 Million in our Public Education System. 

  3. We Demand that $20 Million Dollars be taken out of the proposed budget for NHPD pensions and be allocated to create Affordable Public Housing. 

  4. We Demand the end to the triple occupation of the New Haven community Performed by NHPD,YPD, and HPD

  5. We Demand that New Haven Alders stop being complacent in entering more Yale Police Department Police officers into the New Haven Community 

  6. We Demand that every officer within the state of Connecticut that has been involved in the killing or beating of a Civilian be prosecuted with the full weight of the law. 

  7. We Demand that the people who are elected to the Civilian review board are viable people elected by the community . 

  8. We Demand the Immediate end to police brutality within our City, State, and Country.