Norwalk ACTS participated in a rigorous annual assessment process by StriveTogether and advanced from a “sustaining partnership gateway” into the “systems change gateway.” Norwalk ACTS reorganized staff and added several new backbone positions to meet the rigorous requirements of the “systems change” milestone.
At the height of the pandemic, Norwalk ACTS developed an essential COVID-19 resource card mailed to all Norwalk residents and teamed up with the City to provide a standing social service provider call. The Norwalk ACTS data team provided the City with detailed data mapping to identify locations for mobile food distribution sites to reach children and families most in need.
Founding executive director Anthony Allison retired, passing the torch of passion, commitment, and relational connectivity to carry on.
Responded to the call for racial justice by engaging Thought Partner Solutions (TPS) in a yearlong relationship to work with Norwalk ACTS and its members on readiness for change.