Hartford Public Schools Invites Partners to Collaborate on Summer Learning

Hartford Public Schools Invites Partners to Collaborate on Summer Learning

On March 27, 2019, Hartford Public Schools hosted a learning session for its community partners on Summer Programming called All Call to ShoulderUp for Summer Bridge Programming at Capital Community College’s 11th Floor Centinel Hill Hall Auditorium located at 950 Main Street in Hartford, CT.

Hartford Public Schools leaders guided participants through explorations of the hallmarks of Summer Bridge programs, (including restorative Approaches and Practices, the research that supports their design and implementation, and the Community School Framework). Participants then brainstormed meaningful learning experiences and identified ways in which they have and potentially can support the development of our high school students moving forward.







Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools states, “We were excited to offer  interactive learning experiences for over 50 of our community-based organizations, it facilitated an inspiring and collaborative conversation. Our goal is to pool the collective efforts of our community partners to support our rising 9th graders as they transition to high school.”


“Before school, after school, and summer break are crucial times in a student’s learning. We are so grateful to all our partners as they ShoulderUp with us to collaborate on Student Enrichment Programs.  Together, we will create Summer, Enrichment, and Extended Day Programs that are engaging, relevant, and excellent for all our students and their families,” reflects, Nuchette Black-Burke, Chief Outreach Officer for Hartford Public Schools.







Participants included representatives from the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, The Village for Families and Children, Boys & Girls Club of Hartford, the City of Hartford, the Fund for Greater Hartford, Hartford Performs, Community Renewal Team, Travelers, and more.



Hartford Public Schools is devoted to providing rigorous instruction and social emotional support for the development of skills, knowledge, and voice students need to graduate ready for college and life.

Click here to see photos from the day’s event.