The People Project

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) has launched a new initiative called The People Project (TPP), a grass roots community engagement effort focused on representing & connecting Connecticut differently.

The first community of focus is YUP (Young Urban Professionals) a community of creators of color ages 21 – 35 in the Greater Hartford area and beyond, with a mission to honor youth culture and accurately represent the rich diversity of our state.

The People Project has spent the last year conducting research to truly understand the needs, goals, and passions of this community in order to design effective solutions just for them and with them. From digital tools, to content and experiences that will create positive reinforcement and pathways to opportunity.

As a media company, we want to support YUP by working with the community to design and build infrastructure that aggregates the creative talent and provides the tools, resources, and connections they need, to do what they love to do, improve their craft, and take it to the next level, while also creating original content with a community that is typically under represented.

To stay up to date with YUP you can follow us on Instagram @yup_ct or Text the word people to 31996 to receive updates.

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