You can apply online starting March 1, 2022!

Families still have time to dream, discover, and decide on the perfect school for their child through Greater Hartford’s RSCO school choice options!

In-person RSCO Fairs:

Spring:

When: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Academy of Science and Innovation: 600 Slater Road, New Britain, CT.

Summer:

When: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Dunkin Donuts Park: 1214 Main Street, Hartford CT.

APPLY ONLINE through September 15, 2022: http://bit.ly/RSCOApply

RSCO Phone: 860-713-6990

RSCO Email: [email protected]

Visit RSCO: 450 Columbus Blvd., Suite P28, Hartford, CT 06103

 

 

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CRT is beginning a partnership with Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. The two organizations are distributing 3,480 winter coats to those who lack basic needs throughout the state of Connecticut.

Fox 61 aired coverage of CRT distributing thousands of coats to its community partners across the entire state.

Check it out below!

CRT is beginning a partnership with Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. The two organizations are distributing 3,480 winter coats to those who lack basic needs throughout the state of Connecticut.

Channel 3 aired coverage of CRT distributing thousands of coats to its community partners across the entire state.

Check it out below!

CRT is beginning a partnership with Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. The two organizations are distributing 3,480 winter coats to those who lack basic needs throughout the state of Connecticut.

Channel 8 aired coverage of CRT distributing thousands of coats to its community partners across the entire state.

Check it out below!

We are delighted to share with you CRT’s 2021 Annual Report – Facing the Future Together, in which we detail some of our many success stories from the past year.

As you will see in this year’s report, CRT worked closely with the community and our funders/donors to help our customers meet their needs throughout the pandemic.

With Federal CSBG Cares funding – we established an Emergency Client Assistance fund – which at the time of printing helped over 220 households address urgent needs to maintain housing.  Today, the number of households assisted has grown to 622 households.

As the report centerfold reveals, we had an opportunity to celebrate our community.  CRT unveiled a gorgeous mural at our multi-service center in Hartford honoring the work and legacy of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, along with four other powerful women leaders.   It is truly a magnificent piece!

We thank you for your partnership and support of our work and mission:  Preparing our Community to Meet Life’s Challenges and look forward to future opportunities.

Lena Rodriquez
President/CEO

 

 

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CRT’s 2021 Annual Report

Lisa Book, is a member of both Beth David Synagogue and Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, CT. She coordinated the collaboration between these two synagogues to plan a community-wide Mitzvah Day event, that took place in December. At the event, and in some cases at individuals’ homes, congregation members participated in a range of social action projects benefiting those in need in the local community. Several members of the community participated and among them were students of the University of Hartford Hillel.

One of the activities offered was writing personal greeting cards stuffed into envelopes to be distributed to homebound seniors who receive meal deliveries through CRT’s Meals on Wheels program.

Hilary Silver (pictured below), who volunteered to bring the 85 greeting cards to CRT, shared her feelings about being involved in the project. “This project was especially important to me because the homebound seniors receiving these cards have little to no social interaction during the day. My hope is that when they receive their personal notes it will bring them a little joy.”

Other activities offered through Mitzvah Day included making meals for families in need, volunteering at Foodshare, and knitting blankets.

Mitzvah is a Hebrew word that translates to the performance of a good deed.

CRT is so appreciative to have been one of the organizations chosen to benefit from this incredible effort and our community members’ good deeds.

Hilary Silver of West Hartford

Dear National Arts Community,

I want to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year!

Most of us were very happy to have 2021 behind us. COVID, COVID, and more COVID, it feels like an endless story, right?

In all seriousness, I’m writing today to tell you that unfortunately, CRT’s 31st Annual National Arts Program will not be taking place this coming spring.

We had hoped to resume with an in-person exhibit and celebration, but the current Omicron variant and the ongoing effects have caused us to pause this year’s festivities for the safety of everyone.

Although we will miss seeing your artwork, we hope you will continue to create art, and we encourage you to share your art in other ways.

Our programs and services have been greatly impacted by this prolonged pandemic. But we are continuing to ensure that we are providing quality services to our community and keeping staff and clients safe.

The well-being of the people we serve is the foundation for the well-being of our community. We look forward to celebrating with you and the whole art community in 2023.

For questions, please contact Irene Mackey: (860) 560-5684 or [email protected]

Regards,

Lena Rodriguez

President/CEO of CRT

P.S. Save the Date for National Arts in 2023!

CRT’s Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Women’s Empowerment Center recently got a newly painted mural on the side of its 330 Market Street building.

Watch this incredible time-lapse video of the creation of the mural by Micaela Levesque.
The mural will serve as a beacon for women, young and old, in the community, increase awareness of the Women’s Empowerment Center, and support our collective vision for a future that will help all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, income level, or social status achieve their potential.