MAYOR BRONIN'S YOUTH SERVICE CORPS HELPS ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS WITH FREE SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES
HARTFORD, CONN (March 15, 2017) – Today, Hartford's Youth Service Corps will assist elderly or disabled Hartford homeowners with snow removal. Between 12 noon and 9 p.m. more than thirty Corps members will clear snow from the homes of forty elderly or disabled Hartford homeowners, at no expense.
Hartford's Youth Service Corps came together last summer, and was born out of Mayor Bronin's belief that a key to building a better future for Hartford is giving its young people opportunities for gainful employment. So far, Corps members have spent over 82,000 hours on a variety of community service projects.
In his State of the City address on Monday, Mayor Bronin described the value the Corps provides to young people in Hartford and the City itself. He said, "We raised more than $2.2 million in private contributions, and today more than two hundred young people are members of the Corps — getting experience, pride and a paycheck for working on projects from beautifying our parks to assisting residents displaced by fire."
The City of Hartford’s Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation (DFCYR) is leading Hartford’s Youth Service Corps. Our Piece of the Pie (OPP) serves as the implementation partner, providing full-time staff to develop and implement projects and manage Youth Service Corps member teams.
The City and OPP are working to ensure that Hartford’s Youth Service Corps boosts access to economic opportunity by serving as an on-ramp to workforce development programming, career-level professional placements, and permanent employment.
Any elderly or disabled homeowner in the City of Hartford can call 311 to request free snow removal.