Hartford Schools to Partner with Promise Zone YES!: 275 North Hartford Youth Will Receive Development Support and Employment for Two Years

(HARTFORD, Friday, June 17) – Hartford Public Schools is pleased to join the City of Hartford, Capital Workforce Partners, the Blue Hills Civic Association and Connecticut State Colleges & Universities to support the implementation of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to promote youth employment in North Hartford.
The Promise Zone YES! grant announced Friday at the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School will provide development, support and employment for 275 youth residing in North Hartford during the next two years.
“In the Hartford Public Schools we are committed to ensuring that every student thrives and every school is high performing. And we know that those are not just district-based goals. They are also community goals,” said Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez. “The establishment of the North Hartford Promise Zone and now Promise Zone Youth Employment for Success that we celebrate today creates that nexus for education, youth and workforce development.”
Funding was made possible through local community efforts with the support of the State of Connecticut’s congressional delegation.
“I would like to thank Mayor Luke Bronin, Representative John Larson, Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, as well as all community leaders involved for making this happen,” said Narvaez.

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