Yanitza Cubilette is one of seven people between the age of 18 and 25 to receive a Soros Justice Youth Activist Fellowship this year. Working full time out of her apartment on Granite Street and an office in the Hearing Youth Voices headquarters, she plans to to develop a statewide network connecting teenage would-be activists to training and resources that they would not otherwise learn about until they were working at a nonprofit organization.
GALLERIES: Millennials 2017
Joel and Robert Valenti, both managers in their family's well-known auto business, have bucked millennial trends by coming home to Connecticut, where tens of thousands of young people have left in the last few years.
Five years ago, Jefferey Hart paid cash to buy a "major fixer upper" in New London, a city he's loved for its music and creative scene. Married with two young sons and another kid on the way, Hart recently won a seat on the New London Board of Education.