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History of CRT

In 1962, a group of community-minded leaders came together to draft a plan for improving the living conditions in Hartford and the surrounding towns. In 1963, the group incorporated as the Community Renewal Team of Greater Hartford. CRT has grown to become the largest nonprofit human service agency in Connecticut. Today CRT offers a broad-based network of innovative, high quality programs and services.

In 2018, more than 67,000 individuals and 28,000 families benefitted from CRT’s programs and services. Our core service area covers 40 towns, but our work connects us to people in 129 towns throughout Connecticut. 



Explore CRT’s history with our interactive timeline.


Updated September 2019