Work with a Sustainable CT Equity Coach

Under this No-Cost Assistance Program your community will be paired with a Sustainable CT Equity Coach to lay out a process to complete action Optimize for Equity or to address other equity-related issues of importance in your community that may or may not be related to your Sustainable CT application.

Meet our Coaches!

How it Works

Sustainable CT will strive to honor all requests to work with Equity Coaches.

Your coaching sessions can be conducted through a variety of ways, through phone calls, remotely, or in-person. You will work with your Equity Coach to schedule meetings that are mutually agreeable.

Working with a Sustainable CT Equity Coach will help your community achieve the goals of optimizing for equity:

  • Broaden community connections and work together.
  • Value all voices and include the interests of all members of the community in decision making.
  • Create a community where all can thrive and where race, gender, age, or sexual identity do not determine opportunities or predict outcomes.
  • Recognize and embrace the strengths that all community members bring to our cities and towns.

Overview of Sustainable CT Equity Coach Services

Sustainable CT provides registered municipalities the opportunity to work with Equity Coaches at no cost through the generous support of external donors. Equity Coaching services include:

  • Guide and support municipal elected officials, staff, and Sustainability Teams on completion of Sustainable CT equity actions and all Sustainable CT actions through an equity and inclusion frame

  • Guide and support municipal staff and Sustainability Teams in developing equitable and inclusive sustainability projects and programs in response to state and federal grant opportunities, with a focus on how projects are developed and implemented and for whom

  • Facilitate community conversations around equity

  • Guide Sustainability Teams in equitable and inclusive community visioning

  • Provide additional customized support to municipal leaders on equity challenges and opportunities

Sustainable CT Equity Coach roles do not include the following:

  • Mediation

  • Equity training

  • Consulting work such as researching equity needs or developing equity plans

  • Grant writing

Work with a Coach

If you are interested in working with a Sustainable CT Equity Coach please send a general email expressing interest to [email protected]. Requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.