This photo haunts me. How are the Hartford area homeless families that once slept in these beds coping today? Where are they? Where is home? On a freezing February 11, 2020, one of the fifteen Tuesday nights from this past December through March that Hartford’s Immanuel Congregational Church volunteered as an overflow shelter during the … More Where Are They Now?
It’s Time to Celebrate Fifty Years of Hands On Hartford! That’s right, fifty years! Fifty years of Hands On Hartford helping Hartford. Since its founding as Center City Churches in 1969, Hands On Hartford has been committed to feeding, clothing, housing, and caring for Hartford’s most vulnerable residents, all with the helping hands of countless generous donors, volunteers … More Celebrating Fifty Years of Hands On Hartford
On a cool November 3, 2016 morning, a tractor trailer, emblazoned with the Monrovia logo, arrived promptly at 9:00 a.m. It was loaded with fresh, locally grown stock from its Granby, CT nursery ready for planting at the new Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity home in West Granby, CT. With tools in hand, a skilled Monrovia team … More A Blossoming Partnership Grows Beautifully
By Mitchell Pfaff, Anna Barry, and Jack Ricciuti, Trinity College Mitchell Pfaff (Trinity College ’21) is from Westwood Massachusetts and has a growing interest in politics. Anna Barry (Trinity College ’21) is from Sutton, Massachusetts, and attended Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts. At Trinity, she is a member of the Equestrian Team and a … More Hartford Magnet Schools: A Beneficial Burden
By Preet Patel, Trinity College In the shadow of the illuminated state capitol building, hundreds of people sat mesmerized by a powerful show. Joyful laughter, sparkling smiles, and camera flashes dotted the magical landscape of Bushnell Park. Standing on stage and looking out onto people of many cultures and ethnicities, we raised and then lowered … More Illuminating Stronger Ties at Hartford’s Night Fall
by Muhammad A. Zeb, Trinity College A metropolitan area is similar to a human body, wherein each city functions as a unique organ, while the central city represents the heart. The City of Hartford — the heart of a 1.2 million person metropolitan area — is starved of its lifeblood in a region starkly divided … More Yanil Teron: Bonding the Heart of Hartford
Relationships. It’s all about relationships. Relationships are the interpersonal connections among us that build social capital. Social capital is the sum of the relationships enabling a society — a country, a city, a community — to function effectively for everyone. Social capital is bound together in networks of relationships, and networks link to connect more … More Classroom to Community at Trinity