RIBA Aspira Career Academy
233 Mill Street, 3rd Floor
Waterbury, CT 06706
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(203) 527-6385
tomas@ribaaspira.org

About Us

Our Staff

Waterbury’s Working Cities Challenge team will reduce the unemployment rate of the South End/River Baldwin (RIBA) neighborhood from the current 23 percent, which is significantly higher than the rest of the city, to 12 percent over 10 years by increasing the number of residents earning a livable wage by 150.

Waterbury’s RIBA Aspira will address the economic and racial/ethnic inequities that have devalued this once vibrant South End neighborhood by creating a strong, resident-driven, civic infrastructure, realigning and relocating job training services and revising child care decision-making policies to be more equitable, insuring adequate access for neighborhood residents, children and families.

 

Focusing on one neighborhood provides an opportunity to advance changes in systems and policies and pilot a resident engagement model that can be replicated in other city neighborhoods.

 

Tomas Olivo

Director

Katia Santana

RIBA Career Navigator

Patricia Escoffery

Certified ESL Instructor

Ellen Veneziano

GED Instructor

Ray Rosa

Career Resource - WIOA

Our Block Captains

Reinaldo Alvarado

RIBA Block Captain

Resident of the South End of Waterbury for over 40 years!

Isabel Antonucci

RIBA Block Captain

Resident of the South End of Waterbury for over 30 years!

Meet Our Partners

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Mayors Office,

Department of Education,

Board of Alderman

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& all our River Baldwin (Census Tract 3505) Residents