Economics, development and social justice

Eastern CT Housing Opportunities (ECHO) 
Strategically acquires properties to build / renovate housing within target neighborhoods.

Flavours of Life 
Acommunity-based brick & mortar store on the banks of the Thames River in historic downtown New London, Connecticut. Products are sourced from recognized fair trade organizations. 

Habitat for Humanity 
An international nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization that welcomes all people to join together to build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those who lack adequate shelter. Connecticut College students join teams of community volunteers to assist in the building process.

New London Housing Authority 
Students complete a variety of office-based projects in the accounting, maintenance and leasing / property management departments.

New London Main Street 
An organization dedicated to revitalizing New London’s downtown area. Students are requested for the positions of volunteer coordinator and trolley coordinator. 

New London Office of Development & Planning 
A municipal department in the City of New London in which students complete research and assist with the development and planning of the Waterfront Park. Students also help to develop the fair housing program.

Opportunity Industrialization Center (OIC) 
Along with providing food service and basic education, the training center provides adults with assistance in developing different job and computer skills. Connecticut College students complete research on welfare and job issues while assisting with both teaching and operations.

Shiloh Family Life Center 
A local development organization that offers housing, counseling services, individual development accounts, recreational activities and mentoring to families and individuals in New London.

Renaissance City Development Association 
A non-profit organization established to increase the tax base of New London and expand economic opportunity. Internships include research projects related to all aspects of the corporation's development projects.

OVCS Contact Information:



College Center at Crozier-Williams
Box 5323
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196