Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus

Bridgeport, CT

Fairchild Wheeler MacConnell Award Winner
78 - http://www.robertbensonphoto.com2013, Civic, Connecticut, Education, K-12 Public, United States - from OpenAsset
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Background and Context
Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut and the 5th largest in New England; it is located within Fairfield County and within commuting distance to New York City. While the region is economically diverse and intellectually vibrant - with numerous multinational corporations, institutions of higher education, innovators in finance, manufacturing and aerospace – it is also among the most economically unequal counties in the United States. As significant players in the global economy, local institutions and corporations require an adaptable and educated workforce. Opportunities for compelling employment in a variety of industries are right within reach for a new generation of workers if they have access to education that will set them on a pathway for success.

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