(August 27, 2013) - Today, Mayor Segarra announced that over 1,600 Hartford young people ages 14-18 were hired through the Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program. Managed by Capital Workforce Partners, this year the program raised over $2 million dollars for the region from private, local, and state funds which resulted in more work experiences for young people than last year. An additional 300 Hartford youth were able to participate through the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Challenge; where employers funded summer youth employees directly. Students worked at various non-profits and businesses throughout the Capital City.
(August 26, 2013) Tomorrow beginning at 7:30am, Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will join Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto and City Council members for the annual First Day of School Bus Tour. This year’s tour includes stops at the Journalism & Media Magnet Academy at its new location on Tower Avenue, the newly renovated Global Communications Academy and Dr. Michael D. Fox both of which received significant structural upgrades.
Full schedule of the First Day of School Tour here: http://www.hartford.gov/images/mayors/first-day-of-school-2013.pdf
(August 19, 2013) - Tomorrow, Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will speak at the closing ceremony for the Friends of Keney Park Summer Youth Employment Program. Friends of Keney Park employed approximately 150 students from Hartford this summer to complete a park revitalization project.
Immediately after, Mayor Segarra will visit J.C. Clark Elementary School where 250 backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to 4, 5, and 6 grade students by the Telugu Association of North America (TANA).
WHO: Mayor Segarra, Friends of Keney Park
WHAT: Closing Ceremony for Summer Youth Employment Program
WHEN: Tuesday, August 20th, 12:00pm
WHERE: 183 Windsor Ave, Windsor, CT
WHO: Mayor Segarra, Mohan Nannapaneni, President of TANA
WHAT: School Backpack Giveaway
WHEN: Tuesday, August 20th, 1:00pm
WHERE: 75 Clark Street, Hartford, CT
For Immediate Release: August 19, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
(August 15, 2013) - The City of Hartford will partner with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation for the construction of three new youth athletic fields at Quirk West, Annie Fisher School and Columbus Park. The City has committed almost $4 million in funding from the Capital Improvement Program for a combination of soccer/football and little league baseball turfs. Construction will begin in the fall and, weather permitting, completed by the end of the year.
“I’m incredibly excited about this project,” said Mayor Segarra. “Hartford kids should have access to state-of-the-art playing fields. I’ll be pushing to have them finished as soon as possible. I want to thank the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation for providing their expertise in design and construction. This will be an opportunity for a community that truly deserves it.”