August 31, 2020

Last week we saw two very important anniversaries in our nation’s history that have impacted our lives today.

Voting Rights

August 26th marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote.


August 24, 2020

In order to fully understand racism it’s important to look at how racism and white supremacy affect every facet of our society. Medicine is no different; in this week's Monday Memo we will discuss today’s medical biases rooted in racism and anti-blackness, a brief hist...

August 17, 2020

Sarah Harris was the oldest daughter of a prominent, free black family of farmers in Norwich, Connecticut. When she requested to attend what was then an all-white girls boarding school in 1832, it catapulted a movement that would advance the fight for access to educati...

What’s at Stake: Opportunities, Challenges and Consequences

The Village for Families and Children, Inc. and Clifford Beers have come together to create this white paper shedding light on the complexities, inequality and hurdles surrounding distance learning. How state a...

August 10, 2020

This week’s Monday Memo is about William Lanson, a man who escaped enslavement turned self-taught engineer, land developer, business owner and entrepreneur in 1820’s New Haven.  He designed and built Long Wharf, sections of the Farmington Canal, and played an essential...

August 3, 2020

August is National Black Business Month, so what better way to celebrate than to support black owned businesses.

June 24, 2020

While our Builders of Hope Breakfast typically takes place in a large morning gathering, Covid-19 has inspired us to revamp the event for this year in the wake of this national health crisis. Our number one priority is keeping the friends, donors and staff of Clifford...

Dear Friends of Clifford Beers,

I wanted to take a moment to honor the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Mubarak Soulemane and Ahmaud Arbery. Their deaths, and so many others, resulting from brutal mistreatment by racially biased law enforcement, shake...

April 24, 2020

To our families we serve and all of those affected by COVID-19,

Times are hard, and we at Clifford Beers want to spread some positivity by sharing stories of people helping people across Connecticut. We hope the stories below inspire and move you the way they did for us...

March 16, 2020

 LiveScience provides us with the perfect guide to show your children concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

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