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Thursday: Hartford City Hall Hosts First Annual Boys & Girls Clubs “Festival of the Arts”

(January 24, 2014) On January 30th, from 7 to 9pm, Hartford City Hall will play host to the first annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford’s “Festival of the Arts.” The event is being produced by The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, in conjunction with the City’s Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation, and will feature over 200 works from local youth artists, live jazz music, food, and awards.

“It’s great to bring young people and members of the community together to celebrate art,” said Mayor Pedro E. Segarra. “We’re fortunate to have a shared space as beautiful as City Hall to host this event. I’m looking forward to it.”

The Festival of the Arts was born from the combination of two existing Boys & Girls Clubs events: the ImageMakers National Photography Program, which encourages education and practice in black and white, color, digital and alternative process photography, and the Fine Arts Exhibit Program, which focuses on drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, and sculpture.

WHO: Mayor Segarra, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, community members
WHAT: Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford Festival of the Arts
WHERE: Hartford City Hall, 550 Main St
WHEN: Thursday, January 30th, 7pm – 9pm

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For Immediate Release: January 24, 2014
Contact: Nelky Maldonado
p. (860) 757-9890
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ICYMI: Hartford’s Mayor Segarra Receives National Award in Washington DC Today, for his Leadership in Youth Employment

(January 23, 2014) The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced today, that Mayor Pedro E. Segarra of Hartford, CT, won first place for medium/small cities in their 1st Annual USCM National SummerYouth Jobs Challenge. This award honors the outstanding achievements in innovative partnerships between cities and local business and non-profit communities to help provide youth with meaningful summer job experiences.

The award is being presented to Mayor Segarra in Washington D.C. during The U.S. Conference of Mayors 82nd Annual Winter Meeting. Approximately 250 mayors, USCM business council members, USCM Workforce Development Council members and other workforce development professionals from major cities across the country will be in attendance.

 Mayor Segarra is committed to the youth and future workforce of the city of Hartford.  Since taking office in 2010, Segarra has invested regularly in youth employment programming, leverageing state and foundationfunds to further expand work opportunities for young people. In 2013, the Mayor secured $1.25 million, that put nearly half of the 2,056 youth in the region to work.  Additionally, in conjunction with 4 other regional mayors, he spearheaded an “unsubsidized” youth employment campaign, aligned with the Obama administration’s Youth Jobs + effort.  That effort resulted in a further 208 employer-paid positions. 

 Also in attendance will be Capital Workforce Partners President and CEO, Tom Phillips who was the 2012 President of the U. S. Conference of Mayor’s Workforce Development Council, and whose organization is instrumental in finding worksites and providing career competencies for over 2,000 youth in the North Central Connecticut region each summer. 

 Along with Mayor Segarra, the USCM will recognize Eugene Morton, a Hartford resident who participated in employment opportunities created through Segarra’s youth initiatives. A 2007 graduate of Hartford’s Sports and Medical Sciences Academy, Morton is currently a Marketing major at Central Connecticut State University with a 4.0 average. In 2013, Eugene took advantage of a summer employment opportunity at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He worked in Lifeline and later transferred to the Human Resources Department where he continued to work to cover his tuition costs, books and other necessities for his studies. Eugene was one of 13 college students who participated in the summer youth employment program offered at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in partnership with the Blue Hills Civic Association. Eugene anticipates graduating in the fall of 2014.

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Tuesday: Mayor Segarra Joins U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for a Town Hall Meeting with High School Students

(January 20, 2014) On Tuesday afternoon in Hartford, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will join U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan, Governor Dannel Malloy, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Commissioner Stefan Pryor, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, President of the University of Hartford Walter Harrison, and President of the University of St. Joseph Pamela Reid for a town hall meeting with high school students to discuss increasing student access to college and higher education.

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WHO: Mayor Segarra, U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan, Governor Malloy, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy, Commissioner Stefan Pryor and Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, students of University High School
WHAT: Town Hall meeting with high school students to discuss access to higher education
WHEN: Tuesday, January 21 at 1:30pm
WHERE: University High School of Science and Engineering, Atrium, 351 Mark Twain Drive. Hartford

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For Immediate Release: January 20, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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Monday: Mayor Segarra Attends Several Events in Hartford Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(January 19, 2014) Tomorrow at 9:00am, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will give remarks at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Scholarship Breakfast. The Mayor will also issue a proclamation in honor of the event.

Later that morning, Mayor Segarra will join the UConn men’s basketball team to kick off the Third Annual “I Have a Dream” Basketball Tournament at the YMCA. The Mayor will return at 7:00pm to present the trophy to the winners of the tournament.

At 6:00pm, he will attend a reception for thebook “African American Connecticut Explored” at the Amistad Center for Arts and Culture.

WHO: Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Remarks and proclamation at Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Scholarship Breakfast
WHEN: Monday, January 20 at 9:00am
WHERE: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford

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WHO: Mayor Segarra, UConn men’s basketball team
WHAT: Third Annual “I Have a Dream” Basketball Tournament
WHEN: Monday, January 20 at 11:00am, again at 7:00pm
WHERE: Wilson-Gray YMCA, 444 Albany Avenue, Hartford
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WHO: Mayor Segarra,
WHAT: Reception at Amistad Center for Arts and Culture
WHEN: Monday, January 20 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford


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For Immediate Release: January 19, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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