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Our Mission...

HCTC shall create a non-violent and drug free environment through the coordination and collaboration of services, promotion of education, healthy lifestyles, and practices and by the formation of effective partnerships with key members of the community.


1st C.L.A.S.S. Program
The 1st C.L.A.S.S. ("Character, Leadership and Student Success") initiative at the Fred D. Wish Museum School in Hartford, CT operates during out-of-school hours and provides students with activities that supplement their regular academic, social, emotional and recreational programs and supports. This school-community-police partnership also engages parents as fully as possible.

In the Spring of 2014, HCTC partnered with LiveKind to produce videos utilizing students involved in our afterschool and mentoring programs at Fred D. Wish Elementary School.  

Love & Support, Student Creed, Getting Along, Homework and Bullying are discussed and addressed in these clips where the students are the “stars” and their stories are the scripts, conversation starters, and the lessons.

Videos by LiveKind
Hartford Crisis Response Team
Training & Technical Assistance
Therapeutic Mentoring & Youth Development
Leadership Development & Community Engagement

HCTC's Mentoring Program is credited and highlighted by leading analyst firm Social Capital Valuations.

HCTC's Mentoring Program is credited of ‘a return on taxpayers’ investment of $4.34 for every $1.00 invested in the program’ by leading analyst firm Social Capital Valuations (SCV). Using data from a University of Washington study on Communities That Care, SCV was able to credit HCTC with cost savings associated with students’ decreased involvement with the criminal justice system and decreased victimization. 

The report also highlighted the added benefits of HCTC's program for both the participating students and the community. High school graduates earn higher incomes than their peers who drop out. The added income, of course benefits the graduates. However, it also benefits the community economically, by increasing tax revenue and decreasing public assistance costs.

Hartford Communities That Care partnership to create 12-week Youth Leadership Academy.

The Greater Hartford Youth Council of the NAACP, Greater Hartford Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and Hartford Communities That Care to create 12-week Youth Leadership Academy to examine "The Intersection of Education, Poverty, Trauma, and Violence".

The 12-week Youth Leadership Academy will focus on research, critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Youth will perform research to identify resources to mitigate the effects of violence and trauma exposure among youth. They will learn about the history and culture of the neighborhoods in Hartford. Concurrently, in celebration of the Greater Hartford NAACP’s 100th Year Anniversary; the youth will learn about the history, role, and relevance of the NAACP and relate these items to current conditions and challenges.

For additional information, contact Andrew Woods, Co-Advisor of the Greater Hartford Youth Council, at (860) 209-8957 or by email.  

Click here to download a copy of the report "CYCLE OF RISK: THE INTERSECTION OF POVERTY, VIOLENCE, AND TRAUMA".

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