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Mayor Pedro E. Segarra

"As Mayor, I will always advocate for Hartford, the city that opened its doors to me and provided opportunities that shaped my success.



My mission is simple: To make Hartford a national model for urban reinvention by leveraging existing resources to attain economic security and create a nurturing, inspiring environment for all residents.



I am committed to modernizing the way our local government works and to running an administration that is efficient, responsive, and open. It is truly a privilege to serve the people of Hartford. I look forward to working together to make Connecticut’s Capital City the best it can be."

Your Mayor,


Pedro E. Segarra

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The City of Hartford Recognizes May is Mental Health Awareness Month

(May 19, 2014) Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra joined organizations across the country in declaring May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the City of Hartford. “Mind Your Health,” this year’s theme, draws attention to the impact of mental health on overall health and wellness.

“Our City has so many individuals and organizations devoted to this topic,” said Mayor Segarra. “Protecting everyone’s health is critical to our community’s well-being.”

Started by Mental Health America in 1949, May is Mental Health Month is an annual, nationwide observance established to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. In addition to outreach and awareness, Mental Health America has developed a series of guides encouraging the public to improve their overall mental health.

• Alcohol Use and Abuse
• Building Social Support
• Supplements: Weighing Benefits and Risks
• Healthy Diet: Eating with Mental Health in Mind
• Getting Help (signs help is needed, types of providers, etc.)
• Stress: Coping with Everyday Problems
• Rest, Relaxation and Exercise

Materials addressing the following areas are available on Mental Health America’s website: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may

This past Saturday, the Connecticut Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held its annual NAMI Walk in Bushnell Park. A copy of the proclamation read can be found here: http://www.hartford.gov/images/mayors/mental_health_proc.pdf. For more information visit their website, http://www.namict.org/nami-ct-annual-walk

 

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For Immediate Release: May 19, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Today: Mayor Segarra Welcomes U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for a Town Hall Event on College Readiness and Affordability

(May 19, 2014) Today at 1:40pm, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will welcome U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Hartford for a Town Hall event on college readiness and affordability with students. Also attending will be Governor Malloy, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Commissioner Stefan Pryor, students and parents.
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WHO: Mayor Segarra, Secretary Duncan, Governor Malloy, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Commissioner Stefan Pryor, students and parents
WHAT: Town Hall event on college readiness and affordability
WHEN: Friday, May 19, at 1:40pm
WHERE: University High School of Science and Engineering, Mark Twain Dr., Hartford


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For Immediate Release: May 19, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Thursday: Mayor Segarra Invites Hartford Students and Their Families to Youth Employability Day At City Hall; Gives Remarks at Annual Magnet Schools of America Conference

(May 14, 2014) Tomorrow, Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra invites all City of Hartford Youth, ages 14 to 19 and currently enrolled in school, along with their families, to City Hall this Thursday from 2:30pm to 7:30pm for Youth Employability Day. The event, sponsored by the City of Hartford and Capital Workforce Partners, will consist of job skills workshops and guidance in completing forms for proof of school enrollment, obtaining a birth certificate, writing a resume, and other important job search skills. While attendance does not guarantee summer employment, all student attendees will receive a USB flash drive wrist band.

At 1:30pm, Mayor Segarra will give remarks at the Annual Magnet Schools of America Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center.

WHO: Mayor Segarra, Capital Workforce Partners, Hartford Youth
WHAT: Youth Employability Day
WHEN: Thursday, May 15, 2:30pm-7:30pm
WHERE: Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, Atrium
More information: http://www.hartford.gov/images/mayors/COH-Youth-Employability-Flyer.pdf

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WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: 32nd Annual Magnet Schools of America Conference
WHEN: Thursday, May 15 at 1:30pm
WHERE: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard

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For Immediate Release: May 14, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Friday: Mayor Segarra Participates in Bike to Work Week; Joins Governor Malloy and Coach Kevin Ollie for Unveiling of AAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Logo; Participates in Harvard Pilgrims Health Care and Hands On Hartford Day of Service

(May 15, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will welcome participants of Bike to Work Week at the Old State House.

At 11:00am, Mayor Segarra will join Governor Malloy, UConn Coach Kevin Ollie, and Commissioner Mike Aresco for a news conference to unveil the logo for the 2015 American Athletic Conference (AAC) Men's Basketball Tournament.

At 1:30pm, Mayor Segarra will join Representative Douglas McCrory to participate in Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Hands on Hartford's Day of Service promoting fitness and nutrition. Over 30 volunteers will build a community garden at Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School.

WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Welcomes participants of Bike to Work
WHEN: Friday, May 16, at 8:00am
WHERE: Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford

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WHO: Mayor Segarra, Governor Malloy, Coach Kevin Ollie, AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco, UConn President Susan Herbst, UConn Board of Trustees Chair Lawrence D. McHugh, and Capital Region Development Authority Executive Director Michael W. Freimuth
WHAT: News conference to unveil the 2015 AAC Men's Basketball Tournament logo
WHEN: Friday, May 16, at 11:00am
WHERE: XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford

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WHO: Mayor Segarra, Representative Douglas McCrory
WHAT: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Hands on Hartford's Day of Service
WHEN: Friday, May 16, at 1:30pm
WHERE: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 25 Ridgefield Street, Hartford

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For Immediate Release: May 15, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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City of Hartford Schools Post Landmark Graduation Rate

(Wednesday, May 14, 2014) Hartford’s high school graduation rate, which seven years ago stood at a low of 29 percent, has completely reversed itself and hit a landmark high of 71.2 percent in 2013, according to figures released today by Connecticut’s State Department of Education. The figure represents a steady climb of more than 43 percentage points, since 2006 when Hartford Public Schools launched an ambitious effort to reform its education system and began calculating its graduation rate based on a four-year cohort.

“This is great news for our entire city, especially our students, parents and schools,” said Mayor Pedro E. Segarra. “Absolutely nothing is more important than the education of our young people. This increase is the result of collaboration, parental engagement, rigorous academic standards, and the focus and attention needed for our students to succeed. I’m pleased with our progress so far and I encourage all those invested in this issue to stay involved so more Hartford students graduate in the future.”

The cohort graduation rate is determined by dividing the number of students who graduate in a given year by the number of students who enrolled as freshmen four years earlier. This method of calculating graduation rates, first proposed by the National Governors’ Association in 2004, is considered the most precise way of measuring them. The NGA method is now the standard in many states.

For Hartford Public Schools, today’s news means that of every 10 students who enrolled as high school freshmen in 2009, more than seven of them graduated. In all, Hartford graduated 1,009 students out of a pool of 1,418 entering freshmen. The figures also represent an increase of 6.4 percentage points from the previous year’s rate of 64.8 percent, when the district graduated 905 students out of a pool of 1,396 freshmen.

Statewide, the cohort graduation rate for 2013 was recorded at 85.5 percent.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Mayor Segarra, State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and Dr. Jacqueline Jacoby, Special Assistant to the Hartford Board of Education, announced the state and city graduation rates at a noon press conference held at High School, Inc., the city’s insurance and finance academy at 275 Asylum Street.

“These numbers reflect the great work that our schools have done, our efforts at building leadership that contributes to success and the incredible contributions from all segments of the larger Hartford Public Schools community,” Dr. Jacoby said.

She cited credit retention programs, where students who are far behind in their studies are given time and opportunity to catch up; student success centers that offer tailored academic instruction and personal support to “off-track” students and previous drop outs who returned to city schools; the conversion to smaller themed academies that offer more personalized instruction; and a higher degree of parent engagement in the education of their children.

All but three of the 14 city high schools experienced significant gains in their graduations rates. Among the leaders was High School, Inc., under the leadership of Principal Terrell Hill, where the graduation rate jumped more than 18 percentage points from 52.4 to 72.8. At the Law & Government Academy, led by Principal Frank Samuelson, the graduation rate increased from 47.4 percentage points to 71.7, a gain of 24.3 percentage points. And Principal Steve Perry’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School graduated 100 percent of its 33 seniors in 2013.

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For Immediate Release: May 14, 2014
Contact: David Medina, Director of External Communications, Hartford Public Schools
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For Immediate Release: May 14, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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