Have a question?  Visit our FAQ page.


Click here for the Waterbury Community Youth Resource Guide


Click here to download the BTS Community Report Card (4/22/2015) 



BTS Community Messengers 

The BTS Community Messengers are a group of 10 volunteers that help keep Waterbury families informed about what is happening in the city. T-Shirts, tote bags and ID badges are provided to identify Messengers as individuals who know how to find the right resources to help families raise their children and assure they are successful in school, work and life.


The Messengers will do their best to refer you to resources in the community. They attend monthly professional development meetings to learn from a diverse group of speakers and keep informed about events and programs in Waterbury. 


All parents and caregivers should be empowered with information, family-centered, family-driven support and the skills needed to ensure that they are their children’s first and most important teacher. Community Messengers communicate with parents in Waterbury’s diverse neighborhoods. This program connects those who have the trust of their neighborhood with resources available. 



Get Connected Waterbury Database

Get Connected Waterbury is one-stop connection to resources for all of the residents in Waterbury, Connecticut!  

The website ( is a continually updated, comprehensive database of services provided by the City, non-profit and community organizations. The site has been created to enhance knowledge of and empower broader access to the wide array of programs and services available in Waterbury. The site is also a tool that service providers can use to assist clients with referrals to needed supports, thereby encouraging collaboration and cooperation among organizations that serve those in need in our community.

We encourage you to visit the site and give us your feedback!

Get Connected Waterbury was made possible by a partnership between Bridge to Success, the City of Waterbury, the United Way of Greater Waterbury, the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness and the Connecticut 2-1-1, a program of the United Way of Connecticut. The site is powered by


Weekly BTS Bulletin

See how BTS partners help Waterbury youth succeed in school, work and life with our weekly update.  Newly redesigned, the bulletin features these sections:


1.General BTS News

2.Basic Needs

3.Early Care & Education

3.Family Engagement & Community Events

4.Positive Youth Development

5.Asset of the Week

6.Program Provider Resources & Events

7.Training & Workforce Development

8.Volunteer Positions/Opportunities


Click here for this week's edition.  For Bulletin attachments, click on the links below:  


Attendance Matters Materials:


Summer Learning:


  1. BTS Bulletin Submission Form
  2. BTS Volunteer Needs Submission Form
  3. BTS Partnership Agreement
  4. 2-1-1 Agency Information Form

Basic Needs

  1. Diaper Bank
  2. Waterbury Food Pantries
  3. Youth Resource Center - Waterbury Youth Services System
  4. Housing Crisis Assistance
  5. Acts 4 Furniture, Clothing, Housewares
  6. Safe Haven
  7. Summer Meals Programs
  8. Acts4 - Uniform Collection for Kids
  9. Acts4 - Children in Need of Uniforms-English
  10. Acts4 - Children in Need of Uniforms-Spanish

BTS News

  1. BTS Community Forum Overview
  2. BTS Executive Director Position

Health & Nutrition

  1. Access Health CT Flyer - English
  2. Access Health CT Flyer - Spanish
  3. Healthy Living Leadership Opportunities Worksheet
  4. Healthy Living Message - 5-2-1-0 Printable Poster

  5. Healthy Living Message - 5-2-1-0 Coloring Page

  6. Healthy Living Message - 5-2-1-0 Logo

  7. Take the Stairs Flyer

  8. Putting on Airs - Asthma-English

  9. Putting on Airs - Asthma-Spanish

  10. Putting on Airs Referral Form
  11. Wellmore Behavioral Health-Children's Outpatient Services
  12. NAMI Basics Waterbury
  13. NAMI Waterbury-Spanish
  14. Perspectives Center for Care, Inc.

Early Care & Education

    1. Early Literacy Packet

    2. Catholic Charities School Readiness
    3. Catholic Charities - South Main St. Child Care
    4. Easter Seals All Kids Child Care
    5. Little Children Big Challenges - Sesame Street-English

    6. Little Children Big Challenges - Sesame Street-Spanish

    7. Little Learners Playgroups - Wilson FRC

    8. Little Learners Playgroups - Wilson FRC - Wed
    9. Little Learners Playgroups - Wilson FRC - Wed - Spanish
    10. Rainbow Academy - English

    11. Rainbow Academy - Spanish

    12. School Readiness Preschool Programs-English & Spanish

    13. School Readiness Preschool Programs-Albanian
    14. School Readiness Pre-School Program Site Locations

    15. Silas Bronson Library Children's Programs

    16.       Babies & Books

    17. How to Get a Library Card
    18. Tools &Tips for Reading with Children

    19. Kindergarten Registration -2016-17-English

    20. Kindergarten Registration 2016-17 - Spanish

    21. Kindergarten Registration 2016-17 - Albanian
    22. Help Me Grow - Top Ten Things

    23. Team, Inc. Programs
    24. Team, Inc. Early Head Start Home Visiting
    25. UConn C.A.P. Lab and UConn Kids Developmental Science
    26. Lighthouse Daycare Afterschool Program
    27. Lighthouse Kindergarten Registration
    28. Wilson and Reed FRC "Little Learners" Playgroups
    29. DataHaven Childcare Accessibility and Enrollment Study
    30. DataHaven Childcare Accessibility and Enrollment Presentation
    31. Lighthouse Daycare - Summer Enrichment Program
    32. Reading Success by 3rd Grade
    33. Early Childhood Mental Health Symposium-Sept. 12

Family Engagement

  1. Crosby High School Governance Council-Nomination Form
  2. Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood-English
  3. Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood-Spanish
  4. Women's Inspirational Network Brochure
  5. - Connecticut's research engine
  6. Positive Ways to Engage Families-BTS Parent Focus Group Feedback
  7. Children's Law Center of CT - Law Line
  8. Families in Transition Mediation  - Children's Law Center
  9. Warrior Princess
  10. Warrior Princess-Personal Power Workshops
  11. Warrior Princess-Support Group
  12. Wellmore Behavioral Health-Children's Outpatient Services
  13. A Good Family Man-Fatherhood Program-New Opptys
  14. Region 5 Fatherhood Engagement Leadership Team
  15. F.A.C.E. (Family & Community Engagement Center) photos
  16. F.A.C.E. brochure
  17. F.A.C.E. flyer
  18. School Family Community Partnership Action Teams
  19. Safe Haven
  20. Free U.S. Citizen Classes-Catholic Charities
  21. Back To School Rally-Vendor Registration Form - Aug. 23
  22. Bookbag Drive-Back to School Rally
  23. Dads Matter Too! 5th Annual Cmty Day & 5K - Sept. 16
  24. Silas Bronson Library - Summer Newsletter
  25. Waterbury Reads Storymobile
  26. Spirit of Unity - Sponsorship Form
  27. Financial Forum-July 14
  28. Spruce Up-July 15
  29. Rivera Memorial Wine-Tasting-Sept. 15

Positive Youth Development

  1. Girls Inc Program Brochure
  2. Girls Inc Dance Program
  3. PACT360 Prevention Education Sessions
  4. Boys & Girls Club - Program and Gym Space
  5. Youth Priorities Calendar Topics/Tips
  6. 40 Developmental Assets - English/Spanish
  7. L.A.C.E Youth Leadership Program - Hispanic Coalition
  8. El Centro Cultural - Hispanic Coalition
  9. Girls Volleyball League - Hispanic Coalition
  10. Guitar Lessons - Hispanic Coalition
  11. Tutor Application - Hispanic Coalition
  12. Marrakech Youth Business Proposal
  13. WOW/NRZ Programs
  14. Support & Social Group - LGBTQ Teens
  15. Mentoring to Make a Difference-WYSS
  16. Girls, Inc. Zumba Classes
  17. Girls, Inc. Summer Camp-Waterbury
  18. Girls, Inc. Summer Camp-Wolcott-Elementary
  19. Girls, Inc. Summer Camp-Wolcott-Jr. Leaders
  20. FreeTHEM Foundation Youth Classes
  21. Save Girls On FYER Leadership Program 2017
  22. Wilson School and CJR Selfie-Esteem Project
  23. Kiwanis Summer Camp - Waterbury Youth Services
  24. Sails & Trails Summer Adventure Program
  25. Big Brothers Big Sisters - Program Overview
  26. Big Brothers Big Sisters - Prospective Littles Flyer
  27. Big Brothers Big Sisters - Child Referral Form
  28. Uplifting a Life Summer Camp Flyer
  29. Uplifting a Life Summer Camp Sponsor Form
  30. HOPE Youth Summer Program-Carolyn's Place
  31. Summer Reading Club - Silas Bronson - June 1-Aug 11
  32. Perspectives Center for Care-Girls Circle
  33. Perspectives Center for Care-Boys Council
  34. Mentors for Youth-Butterflies with Voices

Provider Resources & Events

    1. - Connecticut's research engine
    2. Magazines for Literacy
    3. Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sister-Enrollment Coordinator Position
    4. TEAM, Inc. - Assistant Teacher-Infant-FT
    5. TEAM, Inc. - Assistant Teacher-Toddler-FT
    6. TEAM, Inc. - Family Support Coordinator
    7. TEAM, Inc. - Office Assistant-PT
    8. TEAM, Inc. - Assistant Teacher/Teacher's Aide-Infant-PT
    9. TEAM, Inc. - Assistant Teacher/Teacher's Aide-PT-Milford

Special Needs

  1. Inclusion Art Classes
  2. Autism Parent/Caregiver Support Network - Naugatuck YMCA
  3. Medical Home Training Curriculum
  4. All-Abilities Alliance

Training and Workforce Development

    1. Learn to Earn - New Opportunities
    2. NVCC Manufacturing Technology Program
    3. United Labor Agency-Computer Basics, Job Search Workshops
    4. Marrkech Youth Business Proposal
    5. Goodwill Career Center
    6. Goodwill Career Center Calendar-July - English & Spanish
    7. Building Pathways CT Application
    8. Building Pathways CT FAQ Sheet
    9. Building Pathways CT - Info Sessions




The Bridge to Success Plan


Click here to read The Bridge to Success plan in its entirety.  The plan details how Waterbury schools, businesses, parents and the community can collaborate to build the bridges that will enable the successful development of local youth from cradle to career.  
This plan is a result of more than a decade of program development specifically focused on the achievement of young people. The progress has been volunteer-driven and is made possible thanks to the generous support of the following funders:


  • American Savings Foundation
  • Children's Fund of Connecticut
  • Connecticut Community Foundation
  • Corrine G. Levin Fund
  • Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Connecticut Office of Early Childhood 
  • Easter Seals of Greater Waterbury
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Friends of BTS
  • Grossman Family Foundation
  • Ion Bank Foundation
  • The Elisha Leavenworth Foundation
  • The Leever Foundation
  • Liberty Bank Foundation
  • Office of the Mayor and City of Waterbury
  • Parents and other Community Members
  • StayWell Health
  • Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Waterbury
  • Watertown Foundation
  • Wellmore Behavioral Health – ChildFIRST
  • William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Visit our Partners page to see all of the volunteers and organizations whose efforts make the plan a success. 


Join the Movement

We invite you to join us in continuing to help Waterbury’s youth succeed in school, work and life.


Connecticut's 2-1-1


Please visit Infoline 2-1-1 for information about helping your child or young adult search for something that will inspire them.


We invite you to join us in continuing to help Waterbury’s youth succeed in school, work and life - join us today!


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