PowerUp Program:

The mission is to encourage and support motivated individuals to get into their upskilling career path to earn a stronger income to better support their families.

PowerUp participants will transition from unemployment and underemployment to full, sustained employment with United Way’s Workforce Navigators acknowledging the need for a range of supportive, wraparound services to keep participants focused. The timeline will be different for each participant. Participants must be a Meriden or Wallingford resident.

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**PowerUp is partially funded by the Meriden ARPA funds and Wallingford ARPA funds**

United Way of Meriden and Wallingford fund 14 nonprofit partner agencies and their wrap-around services to target motivated workers who may experience the insecurity of unmet basic needs and meet these needs.

Career Enhancement
Kuhn Employment Opportunities
Career Enhancement Support Services
Boys and Girls Club of Meriden
Catholic Charities
Girls Inc. of Meriden
Meriden YMCA
Spanish Community of Wallingford
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater New Haven
Wallingford Family YMCA
Workforce Childcare Support
Childcare for Workforce
Childcare Support Services
Meriden YMCA Childcare Support Services
¡Adelante! America Youth Leadership
After-School Youth Services
Childcare Services
Domestic Violence
Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis
Workforce Supporting Services-Basic Needs
Master’s Manna
MM Food Distribution for Workforce Support
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
Literacy to Power the Workforce
Mental Health
Community Guidance Clinic for Central CT
Behavioral Health Workforce Supporting Services
Substance Abuse Support
Treating Meriden’s Workforce- SUD & Recovery
Senior Transportation Services
Senior Transportation


For more information on these services click here

Are you ready to work with a Navigator so you can start your upskilling career journey???

Signing up is easy!!!

Motivated individuals should call or email the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford office:


A member of the United Way team will ask motivated participants a few screening questions to then place them with the most appropriate Navigator who will further assist participants through their customized upskilling path.

Navigators will help participants work towards and achieve their goals and provide support throughout the journey.