The Eastern Connecticut Mentoring Collaborative (ECMC) is a key vehicle for the Community Foundation to promote mentoring as a means of empowering young people.

Representing schools, colleges and universities, youth service bureaus, nonprofits, faith communities and grassroots efforts, members of the collaborative work to increase connections among youth-serving organizations and ensure that young people in eastern Connecticut have access to mentors. Since the kick-off with nationally-known mentoring expert Dr. Susan Weinberger, quarterly “Lunch & Learn” events have brought mentors and organizations together from throughout eastern Connecticut.

For more information, contact Deb Battit, Program Officer. You can reach her at or 860-442-3572.