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The City of Hartford is partnering with Hartford Public Schools and community organizations to offer Remote Learning Hub locations across the city, including the Community Renewal Team. The CRT Hub will be hosted at the Ritter Child Development Center located at 555 Windsor St., Hartford.

This program is administered by Hartford’s Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation and designed for families that selected in‐person learning for their children and may be adversely impacted by COVID‐19‐related facility closures.

Get more information in this report by Dominique Moody from NBC Connecticut:

Additional reporting about this new program, in Spanish, is available from Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra.

Do you need FREE and SAFE in-person learning options for your child enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 3 remote learning in Hartford? Starting this month, CRT and other community organizations in partnership with the City of Hartford will provide Remote Learning Hubs for children (K – 3rd) in Hartford. This program is designed for families that selected in‐person learning for their children and may be adversely impacted by COVID‐19‐related facility closures.

CRT spoke with Angelo Bavaro from Fox 61 about this new program and how your family can sign up now.

Also, at the end of this interview there are details about CRT’s new partnership with Liberty Bank to offer the Community Asset Building Initiative (CABI) to help people achieve the dream of home ownership.

Beginning January 2021

Do you need FREE and SAFE in-person learning options for your child enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 3 remote learning in Hartford?

The City of Hartford is partnering with Hartford Public Schools and community organizations to offer learning hub locations across the city, including at CRT’s Ritter Child Development Center located at 555 Windsor St., Hartford (entrance off Pavilion St.).

This program is administered by Hartford’s Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation and designed for families that selected in‐person learning for their children and may be adversely impacted by COVID‐19‐related facility closures.

To be eligible, your child must:

  • Be a resident of Hartford
  • Be enrolled in in‐person kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade and is currently in hybrid or remote‐only status
  • Have a working parent/caregiver that meets low to moderate income requirements

For more information about how to enroll, please contact Leslie Giordano at (860) 560‐5461 ext.231 or [email protected]

This program is funded in part with Community Development Block Grant funds allocated to CRT by the City of Hartford and supported by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Nationally, first-time unemployment claims topped 840,000 people last week. And despite the start of Phase 3 of the reopening of businesses here in Connecticut, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a hard toll on many women in the workplace locally, many either choosing to leave jobs to stay home with their family, or out of work due to business closures.

It has been reported that in September, 865,000 women left the labor force.

Christine Stuart from NBC Connecticut spoke with CRT’s Director of Women’s Services, Tenesha Grant, about the work of the agency’s Women’s Empowerment Center in Hartford to help women in need find meaningful employment during these extremely difficult times.