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 
2nd Annual Micah 
Awards Dinner 
Sunday, November 9, 2014

5:00 PM Reception * 6:00 PM Dinner and Ceremony
$40 Per Person; Table of 10 - $360
Reservations are necessary.
CoCo Key Resort
3580 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06705

Please join us in recognizing, supporting and honoring outstanding individuals who have made generous contributions of their time, talent and resources throughout the Naugatuck Valley. Their efforts have helped to further Peace and Justice for the residents of the Naugatuck Valley and beyond. This is an opportunity to recognize these special individuals. We hope that all will remember this special evening: the honorees, their families and friends, and you - our welcomed guests.

To purchase a ticket, fill out the form below and enclose with your check payable to the Naugatuck Valley Project and mail to NVP, 26 Ludlow Street, Waterbury, CT 06710. 

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

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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.