Naugatuck Valley Project


History and Mission Statement

The Naugatuck Valley Project is a regional organization of religious congregations and labor, tenant and small business organizations organized in 1983 to save and create jobs, affordable housing, critical public and private services in the Valley, one of the oldest and poorest industrial areas in the nation. The Project focuses on the development of the leadership qualities and organizing skills of scores of low and moderate income people as they engage in citizen action and democratic economic development campaigns. These activities have ranged from successful fights for community policing, immigrant services, retiree benefits, and job training and brownfield remediation programs, as well as successful campaigns to save and create jobs through employee buyouts, create affordable housing by developing a housing cooperative and a community land trust. Our mission is to build relationships among diverse groups around their shared values and help them organize to gain the power to put these values into action.

Naugatuck Valley Project 

We Would Be Honored By Your Presence
Naugatuck Valley Project 
3rd Annual Micah 
Awards Dinner 
Save the Date:
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Celebrating 30 years of fighting for Justice in the Naugatuck Valley! 

Please change your records to reflect Naugatuck Valley Project's new address. We are now located at: 

St. John's Episcopal Church, 
16 Church Street, 
Waterbury, CT 06702

Our phone number and email remain the same.

Below is the Registration Form for NVP's 3rd Annual Micah Ceremony and 30th Anniversary Dinner to be held on Saturday, November 14th, 5:00 pm at the Grand Oak Villa in Oakville. Registration is due by October 30th.

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For more information, contact Liz Rosa or Barbara Therrien 
at the NVP office: 203-574-2410; 
Barbara -;   or 
Dan -

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Naugatuck Valley Project


NVP works to build a powerful regional network of member institutions capable of effecting change and bringing about tangible improvements in the quality of life in the Valley, especially for the poor and disenfranchised. We utilize two, mutually reinforcing strategies: 
community organizing, which trains grassroots leaders and can create a strong citizensí organization to empower people, enhance democratic dialogue and influence public decision-making; and developing democratic economic institutions such as worker-owned companies, housing cooperatives and community land trusts, which can give communities a measure of control over ownership, resources and destiny.