North Hartford Promise Zone 
December 2016 Newsletter
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On Saturday, October 29th, Mayor Bronin hosted a NHPZ Town Hall Meeting at Phillips Metropolitan CME Church. Over 60 residents were in attendance and received an update regarding our progress to date. During the Town Hall, three high school seniors participating in the PZ YES! program shared their experiences, leaving the audience truly encouraged and inspired.

The North Hartford Promise Zone (NHPZ) is a partnership between the Federal Government, the City of Hartford & local leaders to help build & strengthen the North Hartford community


Courtenay Jackson, a Hartford native, has been appointed the Promise Zone and My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Administrator. In this role, Courtenay will manage the efforts of both federal initiatives as well as oversee our team of NHPZ AmeriCorps VISTA members. Most recently, Courtenay served as the Senior Director of Programs at the Urban League of Greater Hartford. He holds a degree in Marketing and Communications from Nichols College and has been volunteering with the Hartford Wildcats Football and Cheer Association since 2011. Courtenay can be contacted at:
Logan Singerman is our NHPZ AmeriCorps VISTA Leader. AmeriCorps is a domestic version of Peace Corps and members make a full year commitment to support the work of anti-poverty programs in communities across the country. Logan will be working with Courtenay to support the efforts of his VISTA colleagues, as well as strengthen our partnerships within the Promise Zone network. Most recently, Logan served as the VISTA Leader with Hands on Hartford. He is a graduate of Messiah College and a proud resident of the North Hartford Promise Zone. Logan can be contaced at:


Recently, Darlene Robertson Childs, Chair of the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Zone and Denise Best, Chair of the Upper Albany Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, joined Courtenay Jackson in interviewing the finalists for the NHPZ AmeriCorps VISTA program. We'd like to thank Ms. Robertson and Ms. Best for their dedicated service to our community. We are also grateful for everyone who helped spread the word by circulating flyers and sharing the information with their networks. We couldn't have done it without you!


Promise Zone Youth Employment for Success! (Promise YES!) This past summer, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) a $2M grant to support youth employment. The program will provide 275 in school and out of school youth with development support and employment for two years and exposure to career pathways for in demand job sectors. Promise YES! is managed by Blue Hills Civic Association. Currently, they are recruiting high school seniors who live in the Promise Zone.

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Juvenile Re-entry Assistance Program (JRAP)
In Spring 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Hartford Housing Authority a $100,000 grant to provide free legal services for justice involved youth who live in public housing or want to return to public housing but cannot because of their criminal history. JRAP participants are assisted with their employment, education and housing needs. The program is managed by the Center for Children's Advocacy.

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The heart of the Promise Zone is people coming together. We hold that value highly and desire to see it blossom. In that spirit, we plan to ensure lines of communication are open. We want to hear from you and will make sure that you consistently hear from us. Let's stay connected:

Courtenay Jackson:  // 860.757.9889
Logan Singerman: // 860.757.9508
Have a great Holiday Season and we look forward
to updating you again in the new year
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