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Press Releases

The press releases below provide a snapshot of some of Community Renewal Team’s most recent activities. They are arranged in reverse chronological order, with an archive covering the past two years. For members of the media who wish to obtain specific information on a program, interview staff or participants, or schedule a tour of one of CRT’s locations, please contact our Communications Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reporters working on deadline should call or text Jason Black at 860-230-4535. 

NEW! 1/29/20: CRT Awarded $1.2 million by U.S. Department of Labor for YouthBuild Job-Training Program
Multi-year program will provide 67 at-risk teens and young adults from Hartford and East Hartford with valuable job skills and training to prepare them for future careers. 


CRT’s First Women’s Empowerment Networking Event is May 2, 2018 in Hartford
100% of proceeds will benefit CRT’s New Women’s Empowerment Center

CRT Now Offers Weatherization Assistance Program to CT Residents Statewide
Income-eligible residents can make their homes more energy efficient now and for years to come

Know Your Status and Be Safe on Valentine’s Day: Visit CRT for a Free, Confidential HIV Test all day on Feb. 14
And while you’re there, get a free safer sex kit, complete with condoms, lube and more 

Need Help Preparing 2017 Income Taxes? Make Your Appointment Now with a Volunteer from CRT
Tax preparation services are provided to eligible individuals in the community free of charge
Documents to bring to tax preparation meeting

1/12/18 CRT is Seeking Contractors for Statewide Weatherization Assistance Program
Qualified and Licensed Contractors needed to help weatherize up to 400 homes across Connecticut

1/3/18 CRT Seeks Volunteers to Assist with Income Tax Preparation for Individuals and Families 
Help people to file their 2017 income tax returns, and give them a boost in the year ahead

12/11/17 CRT Holds Graduation Ceremony for 2017 Financial Literacy Institute on Dec. 12th
Recognizing Accomplishments of Adult Learners Who Completed 14-Week Educational Boot Camp

12/05/17 Calling All Artists: CRT Accepting Submissions for 2018 National Arts Program®
Professional and Amateur Artists from Middlesex and Hartford counties are invited to participate
11/20/17 CRT’s Capital City YouthBuild Accepting Applications for 2018 Job-Training Program in Hartford
YouthBuild participants develop valuable skills to succeed in the workforce and everyday life
11/09/17: CRT’s Food & Winter Clothing Drive for Families Relocating to Hartford Area 
Food donations are being accepted at two CRT locations in Hartford

09/06/17: Winter is Coming: Be Prepared for the Cold with CRT’s Energy Assistance Program
Households in Hartford and Middlesex Counties can receive support to pay energy bills and make their homes more energy efficient this winter

08/23/2017: CRT Celebrates 40 Years of Serving Lunch at Hispanic Senior Center in Hartford
Over the past 40 years, CRT has served approximately 364,000 meals at the Hispanic Senior Center.

08/14/17: RSVP Seeks Senior Volunteers to Read with Children 1-Hour/Week Throughout School Year
200 volunteers needed in five local communities:  Berlin, New Britain, Manchester, Vernon, and Portland

08/04/2017: CRT’s 16th Meals on Wheels Golf Classic will be Sept. 12 at Keney Park Golf Course
150 golfers will take to the links to raise funds for Connecticut’s foremost elderly nutrition program

CRT holds state’s only all-women golf tournament to benefit domestic violence survivors

02/13/2015: Windsor Fundraiser Benefits CRT Food Pantry

Press Releases from 2014

11/17/2014: Sudhakar Vamathevan Appointed Chief Financial Officer
11/13/2014: VITA Volunteers Needed
11/07/2014: Thanksgiving Lunch for Veterans and Donate Turkeys
09/26/2014: 13th Annual Meals on Wheels Golf Classic Raises Thousands 
09/16/2014: Foreclosure Prevention Program Underway
09/10/2014:  CRT Starts Free Homebuyer Course 
09/10/2014:  Head Start and Preschool Slots Available at CRT  
09/01/2014:  CRT Holds 13th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Meals on Wheels
08/21/2014:  CRT Awarded HUD Grant to Support Foreclosure Prevention Programs
08/11/2014:  CRT Holds Head Start Open Enrollment for Fall 2014
08/04/2014:  Unum Offers Job Search and Interview Training For CRT's Summer Youth Program 
07/30/2014:  "Tee Off With Women" Raises Thousands For Domestic Violence Prevention
07/18/2014:  Feed The Children Reaches Hundreds of Hartford Families in Need
07/07/2014:  "Tee Off With Women" Helps Drive Out Domestic Violence 
06/26/2014:  Middletown Summer Food Program Heats Up
06/23/2014:  CRT Launches Innovative Jumpstart Summer Program for 3-year-olds  
06/23/2014:  CRT's Financial LIteracy Instutute Enrollment Gets Underway
06/13/2014:  CRT Communications Team Wins Gold at  PRSA Mercury Awards
05/05/2014:  St. Ann Volunteers Help Spruce Up Shelter
05/02/2014:  CRT's 6th Annual Head Start Parade Being Held at Hartford's Bushnell Park
04/22/2014:  Child Abuse Prevention Day Guest Readers at CRT

04/14/2014:  Senator Chris Murphy Visits CRT's VITA Center  
04/01/2014:  CRT Hosts Regional Conference on Support  for Veterans
04/07/2014:  Week of the Young Child Celebrated at CRT
03/26/2014:  People's United Community Foundation Supports CRT
03/26/2014:  Shoprite Contributes to CRT Food Pantry
02/24/2014:  CRT Promotes Amcerica Saves Week
01/13/2014:  VITA Services Offered at CRT
01/11/2014:  National Arts Awards Ceremony


Press Releases from 2013 


Click to See Archive of Press Releases from 2012


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Click to See Archive of Press Releases from 2011


Youth From CRT Generations to Perform Flash Mob
Blum Shapiro Donates $2,000 to the East Hartford Community Shelter
New Volunteer Opportunity to Combat Childhood Obesity Called CATCH
Community Renewal Team Named Developer for Assisted Living for Veterans
2nd Annual Free Concert to Benefit Homeless Vets in Canton
10th Anniversary CRT Golf Classic for Meals on Wheels Program Tees Off
800 Families in Need Receive Food and Essentials from CRT, Partners
Candlelight Vigil at CRT's Generations Sought to End Domestic Violence
CRT Honors Business Community for Support in 2011 at Annual Meeting
East Windsor Free Summer Lunch Offered Through Partnership with Town
Financial Literacy Institute Graduates 12 Hartford-area Residents
Financial Literacy Symposium Offered Free
Flashmob Hits Hartford City Hallto Get Kids Moving
Generations Big Green Cleanup Day Expects 300 Volunteers
Head Start Parade at Old State House
Intergenerational Reading Program Marks King Birthday
Portland ECE Center Receives National Accreditation
Spanish language IDA Offered to Public
Tee Off With Women Aims to Sink Domestic Violence
Volunteers Needed for 2012 VITA Tax Season
Homeless Memorial Service Remembers Those Lost in 2010 and 2011

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