Community News For The East Hartford Edition – Working Cities Challenge

Community News For The East Hartford Edition – Working Cities Challenge

Community News For The East Hartford Edition – Working Cities Challenge

(Hartford Courant, 10/17/17)

Working Cities Challenge

EAST HARTFORD — East Hartford has been selected to participate, competing with nine other towns and cities across Connecticut, in the Working Cities Challenge. Developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, this Challenge is a multiyear, multistate funding initiative that is designed to foster economic growth in smaller industrial cities in New England, with community based efforts to tackle social and economic challenges.

The East Hartford Working Cities Challenge Team has been working on a design to meet the specific economic and social challenges of the Silver Lane Community. Key partners have been the Town of East Hartford, the United Way of Central and Northeastern CT, CT Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), the Department of Labor, Goodwin College, Hall Keen Management of Summerfield Townhomes, and other key industry leaders and residents.

Residents may visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/working_cities_community_2017_2018 to take a community survey about employment and education experiences.

For more information, contact Paul Mainuli, Director of Business Services for the East Hartford Public Schools at 860-622-5135.

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