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Equal Pay Day


Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings -80 cents to men’s dollar - finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. The gender wage gap is even larger for women of color. African American women in Connecticut are paid 59 cents, Latinas are paid 48 cents and Asian women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.

Equal Pay Day is an incredible opportunity to bring awareness to the issue of equal pay while also taking action right here in Connecticut to support women and girls! This year, Equal Pay Day falls on April 4th, so mark your calendars and learn about ways to “celebrate” Equal Pay Day and help fight for equal pay and women’s equity! USE this TOOLKIT to make a difference for women & girls on Equal Pay Day! 


FREE Volunteer Budget Coaching! 

Volunteer Budget Coaching

Do you or someone you know want to gain better control of their finances? CWEALF and United Way have teamed up to form the Volunteer Budget Coaching Program. Learn to effectively budget, meet financial goals, spend less and save more! Slots are limited so apply today! Applications are due by March 21, 2017. Contact Denise Rhone at to sign up or CLICK HERE TO APPLY. Please SHARE widely!

     volunteers needed

Volunteers Needed! 
CWEALF needs volunteers for our upcoming Girls & STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Expos. Middle and high school girls attend Expos and participate in hands-on STEM activities with female role models to expose them to careers in STEM. Volunteers help CWEALF set up for activities, distribute materials and t-shirts, and help us make sure the Expos run smoothly!

Join the CWEALF team to help us foster a life-long love of STEM learning! Contact Brenna Doyle at to learn more and sign up!
2017 Girls & STEM Expo Dates:
Friday, April 21st at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain
Friday, April 28th at Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury
Friday, June 2nd at Mitchell College, New London




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