Welcome to All In for Seymour!

All In for Seymour is an alliance of community members and local organizations working to ensure that everyone in Seymour has a safe and dependable place to live, a place where access to food is secure and a place in the decisions that affect our lives ... [ more ]

Featured Events

Eat and Greet

Thursday, July 25, 2024; 6:00 - 8:30 PM Please join us for All In for Seymour's July Community Gathering! We will engage with each other in small groups, and share collectively on ways to help make the town we love a community where everyone has a safe and dependable place to live, a place where access to food is secure, and a place in the discussions and decisions that affect our lives! [ more ]

Featured News

Fighting for Home: How Housing Policy Keeps Connecticut Segregated

June 27, 2024 - CPTV - This compelling documentary by Connecticut Public Television underscores the legacy of exclusionary zoning and redlining imposed a painful divide we see today in our state's current housing crisis. Our towns and cities are segregated by race and class because of systemic barriers that have persisted over time. Witness the struggle and determination of those fighting for change ... [ more ]

All In for Seymour holds First Monthly Eat and Greet

May 23, 2024- SEYMOUR- All In for Seymour hosted an Eat and Greet gathering at Trinity Church in Seymour, the first in a planned monthly series. The evening offered an opportunity for neighbors to break bread, connect with each other, and learn about the ways people in our community are struggling to afford the essentials (learn more here) and help each other stay housed and fed. [ more ]

Youth Led Seymour Food 2 Kids Presents to Selectboard

May 7, 2024 - Seymour- The Board of Selectman in Seymour heard a heartfelt presentation on Tuesday evening from the founder of Seymour's new Food 2 Kids program: Mackenzie Bullard, age 5. Now officially a 501c3 nonprofit, Seymour Food 2 Kids began months ago when Mackenzie noticed some of her classmates didn't have snacks and decided to do something about it. [ more ]

All In Leaders Tour Tiny Home Human Rights Zone

April 13, 2024 - NEW HAVEN - In an effort to explore innovative solutions to the housing crisis, All In Alliance leaders gathered at Amistad House of Hospitality, home of activists Mark and Luz Colville, to tour Rosette Village.When the COVID-19 Pandemic accelerated the housing crisis and forced untold numbers of individuals and families out of their homes, many found refuge in encampments. In 2022, the City of New Haven began clearing these tent cities, leaving their inhabitants without a place to live. [ more ]

All In Alliances Join Forces at Emerson Tenants Union Rally

April 13, 2024 - NEW HAVEN - Leaders of multiple All In Alliance chapters joined forces with Naugatuck Valley Project (NVP), union organizers, and housing advocates at New Haven City Hall at a rally in support of the Emerson Tenants Union. The Emerson Tenants Union officially registered with the city's Fair Rent Commission in February 2024, becoming the city's fifth tenants union and the first to form against a landlord other than mega-landlord Ocean Management. [ more ]

In the Valley, a Growing ‘Empathy Movement’ is Feeding the Hungry

by Jodie Gil, Correspondent - Valley Independent Sentinal - As the notion of food insecurity becomes more talked about, grassroots efforts in the Valley seek to get more food in the hands of people who need it - while removing the stigma of needing help. In many cases, that’s done through 24-hour, no-questions-asked food pantries - part of the national ​“Little Free Pantry” movement with the motto: ​“Take what you need. Give what you can.” Four such pantries in the last three years have been built at churches and front yards in Ansonia and Seymour. [ more ]

All In Alliances Presented with 2024 Citizen Planner Award at Annual Conference of Connecticut City Planners

March 22, 2024 [Southington, CT] - Today the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association (CCAPA) presented the All In Alliances in Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Oxford, Seymour, and Waterbury with their 2024 Citizen Planner Award, at their annual awards luncheon.  The ceremony was attended by over 60 Connecticut city planners and colleagues in government, public service, and philanthropy ... [ more ]

‘All In’ Civic Groups in CT Focus on Housing, Food Insecurity

November 10, 2023 - by Ginny Monk, CT Mirror - Groups of civic-minded residents in several Connecticut towns are banding together to raise awareness about the importance of local government and issues that affect people across the state, like affordable housing and food insecurity  ... [ more ]

All In Movement Captures Attention of Senator Murphy

August 1, 2023 - Over 20 leaders from different All In alliances around New Haven County met last Tuesday with Jameson Foulke, of Senator Chris Murphy’s office for an introductory meeting to share each other’s interests and plans and identify opportunities to collaborate. As a growing movement throughout the region, these All In alliances welcome and encourage all local, state, and federal policy makers regardless of political affiliation to contact them for these types of sharing and planning to identify opportunities in strengthening our communities and building relationships together ... [ more ]

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