Greater Hartford Funder Network

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:30am EDT
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, 30 Laurel St, Hartford, CT
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For representatives of private independent and family foundations, corporate foundations and giving programs, community foundations and other public foundations and United Ways.


Hartford Public Schools, City Connects
HPS’s strategic operating plan focuses on the individual strengths and needs of students. It is a focused action plan to address educational equity and achievement by optimizing support for schools and creating consistency of practice. Selected “Acceleration Agenda” schools are part of a network that engages in continuous improvement to boost performance and outcomes. A key component of implementation of this plan involves City Connects, which supports a student service delivery system that leverages school and community resources tailored to the unique strengths and needs of students. At this presentation we will learn about how the model has been implemented thus far, and plans for expansion.

Working Cities Challenge Connecticut
Working Cities Challenge recently announced the ten cities awarded design grants. Now that planning for these collaborative projects is kicking into high gear, the Greater Hartford Funder Network will update members on three of them—Hartford, New Britain and East Hartford. Many grantmakers are involved with WCC as funders and/or collaborative teams. Learn more about how your peers are working with these teams, how the design process is unfolding, and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead. This initiative is led by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to support community leaders in smaller post-industrial cities. Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Rosengren with one of the Working Cities teams. Photo credit: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


Sandra Ward, Director of Community Partnerships
Charlene Perez Diaz, Community Partnerships Manager
Office of Communication, Partnerships and Public Policy, Hartford Public Schools

Kimberley Russo, Executive Director, The Fund for Greater Hartford

Jennifer Gifford, Vice President of Community Resources
Amy Peltier, Senior Manager of Community Investment
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut


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Contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.