2014 Hartford Public Schools United Way Campaign Champions


2014 Hartford Public Schools United Way Campaign Champions

The support of the United Way from our HPS district employees has been amazing. Our commitment to our local community helped us reach a participation of over 170 employees, raising a total of approximately $25,000!!! That’s about $5,000 more than last year. Congratulations, everyone!

Hartford Public Schools stepped up for the community with their United Way Workplace Campaign.  McDonough Expeditionary Learning School (MELS) led the way with the highest percentage of participation with the support from staff and faculty lead by Principal Bethany Sullivan and staff. We thank them for their leadership and congratulate them on their excellent results.

The MELS Team sports the cup!

We would also like to highlight several schools who have stepped up to the challenge through participation and special events.

Alfred E. Burr Elementary stepped up by raising the highest total amount and is the winner of the Community Schools challenge. For special event, Burr had dress down day bring your change to school day. They will be receiving a pizza party for being the Community School winner.

Sport and Medical Science Academy stepped up by having a special event where one of the teacher, Mr. Bruce Michaels, made his signature sandwiches for sale.

The Hartford PreK Magnet also stepped up with their students and teachers participating in dress down days.

United Way has been an important partner to Hartford Public Schools for many years. Recognizing the importance of meeting milestones in a child's academic development, United Way currently supports extended day/summer youth programs, the Hartford Partnership for Student Success and our Community Schools, Hartford's Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Opportunity High School and piloting After-School Standards and best practices. United Way also funds a multitude of community-based agencies in Hartford to provide basic social services for the children and families of Hartford Public Schools, and help to diminish outside-of-school barriers to academic success

For more information about the United Way, please visit http://www.unitedwayinc.org/.


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