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Norwalk ACTS For Kids Garners Statewide Recognition

Anthony Allison has been named the first executive director of Norwalk ACTS.
Anthony Allison has been named the first executive director of Norwalk ACTS. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- A city organization whose work is to improve the lives of local kids has gained statewide attention

Norwalk ACTS was among 22 honorees recognized by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center as one of the top economic development initiatives in the state. Norwalk ACTS, part of nationwide StriveTogether network, is comprised of civic leaders, educators and organizations that work together to enrich and improve the lives and futures of Norwalk children.

The selection comes for changing the character of its community, promoting civic engagement, and for encouraging new investment through strong public/private collaboration.

“Similar to the ways in which businesses use data to improve product or service function, the collective impact model allows our community to use data to determine what has a positive impact on our outcomes," said Anthony Allison, Executive Director of Norwalk ACTS.

"It also enables us to align our community’s resources and collective efforts to make a sustainable impact on the lives of the children and youth in our city- academically, socially/emotionally and physically,” he added.

The honorees will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 30 at The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts in Hartford.

Nearly 200 economic development and business professionals from around the state are expected to attend.

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