• Meeting character

    Meeting character.

  • Meeting comfort

    Meeting comfort.

  • Meeting convenience

    Meeting convenience.

  • Meeting community

    Meeting community.

  • Meeting charm

    Meeting charm.

The Lyceum and vibrant communities

Scholars, government officials and business and community leaders have brought energy and creativity to The Lyceum for more than a century. Purchased by the Melville Charitable Trust in 2003 and renovated in 2019, it now provides meeting space to the community, non-profit and for-profit businesses.

The Lyceum prioritizes making meeting space available for policy makers and organizations committed to ending homelessness and righting social injustices to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal affordable housing opportunity for all people in all communities throughout Connecticut. 

Role of the Partnership for Strong Communities

The Partnership for Strong Communities operates The Lyceum on behalf of the Melville Charitable Trust. Founded in 2004, Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC) is dedicated to ensuring everyone in Connecticut has a safe, stable home that is affordable to them in an equitable community of their choice where they can thrive. PSC leads advocacy, advances original research, and brings together the coalitions needed to drive systemic change toward our shared vision.

PSC is committed to housing equity. As such, we are dedicated to working to address the long-standing race-based barriers and policies that have created inequalities in housing policies and resources allocation in our community.  

PSC celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.