Meriden is a community that cares about its future and has established a vision to realize its potential. Over 150 civic organizations and non-profit agencies help to make Meriden a great place to get involved in the community. These are some of the organizations which contribute to your city becoming a healthier, happier and safer place!
- Neighborhood Associations provide a forum for residents to participate in decisions which will shape the future of their neighborhoods and their quality of life. They sponsor events in the community and come together to help make Meriden a great place to live and raise a family.
- Healthy Meriden 2000 is a consortium of local businesses, health and human service agencies, government, and private citizens. Their mission is to establish a partnership with the community to build a healthier Meriden, improve the quality of life of all residents of Meriden, and work toward achieving wellness for all Meriden residents.
- The Flood Control Implementation Agency has worked diligently to secure a future free from the threat of severe damage - and loss of life - from flooding along Harbor Brook. Final design of the flood control project is expected early in 1999 with construction currently expected to commence sometime in late 2000.
- Community Vision is a non-profit organization that, along with over 200 volunteers from the community, brings people together in common purpose and acts as a catalyst for creating positive change to achieve what is best for the people who live and work in Meriden.
- The Meriden Business & Learning Center (MBLC) is a unique partnership in education and job training that combines the resources of the City of Meriden, the Meriden Board of Education , Middlesex Community-Technical College (State of Connecticut) and the private sector through the non-profit Meriden Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO). No other community in the state has previously incorporated all of these resources into one center focused on the job training and adult education needs of its citizens. The primary goal of the MBLC is to deliver customized job training for area employers. The facility boasts state-of-the-art classrooms (including a 24 station computer lab) and business seminar facilities.
- Meriden Children First is a community-centered not-for-profit organization that redirects human and financial resources to bettering the social, educational and health outcomes of Meriden children age birth to eight.
- The Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce is an independent, private non-profit membership organization. Volunteers from over 500 member businesses work to improve the economic and civic vitality of the Meriden community.
- Meriden Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) is a volunteer organization for men and women ages 21 through 40 to learn leadership skills through community service.
- The School Readiness Program is providing our three and four year old children with the experience needed to assure that they enter kindergarten ready to learn. It is also raising the quality of childcare throughout the City by offering free courses for child care providers to attain national designation as Child Development Associates.
- is housed in the former Curtis Memorial Library, a historic building which has recently undergone a $2 million renovation by the City of Meriden. The Center features a variety of community programs and is also available for private rentals.
- The Meriden Land Trust is an all-volunteer non-profit organization devoted to protecting the natural environment of Meriden.
- The Meriden Historical Society is a membership supported, non-profit organization uniting those who are interested in the history of Meriden, Connecticut.
- The Meriden Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) is a non-profit organization that works independently and in local partnerships to stimulate economic development in the City.
- The City of Meriden sponsors fifteen community-wide Athletic Leagues for children and adults including soccer, softball, baseball, football, basketball and swimming.