Kick-Off for Connecticut VOICE

Trumbull Business and Education Initiative (BEI) is a proud supporter of the Connecticut Voice. Along with the Trumbull ACE Foundation and the superintendent’s office, BEI is providing seed money for Connecticut Voice, a state-wide initiative founded by Isha Dalal, a Trumbull High School senoir student.

From and the ACE Facebook page:

Congratulations to Isha Dalal, a senior at Trumbull High School, that started the program VOICE that has their kick-off event this week in Hartford. Voice is a legislative initiative for students across the State of Connecticut. For the 2016-2017 year, Voice is focusing on increasing literacy rates in the state. Education is an incredibly important part of ensuring equal opportunity for all. Students working towards the betterment of other students around them showcases the importance of equal access to education.

After contacting the Commissioner of Education, Isha worked with Stephen Armstrong, the Social Studies Consultant for the State Department, to build a program from the ground up and turn her idea into a reality. She met with many of her community leaders such as her Superintendent, members of the State of Board of Education, theTrumbull ACE Foundation, and the Secretary of State’s Office to create a program for students, by students. This program would allow students to organize events throughout the entire state to promote their cause, all with the goal of passing a law in the next legislative session. To learn more about the program, head to

Here is an article that appeared in the news this week:…/lyme-old-lyme-hss-bocian-joins-state…/

Connecticut Voice's Executive Board gathers for a photo, From left to right (back row), Kelley Gifford, Haoyi Wang, Hannah Lamb, Priya Mistri, KaltenReese Hasankolli, Izzy King, Hailey Jimenez, Gary Bocian from Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Alexandra Chitwood, Evani Dalal; (front row), Isha Dalal (founder) and Stephen Armstrong (advisor).