About Us

“And I submit that nothing will be done until people of goodwill put their bodies and their souls in motion. And it will be the kind of soul force brought into being as a result of this confrontation that I believe will make the difference.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., March 31, 1968

Hartford Rising! is a grassroots coalition of individuals, community organizations, and civic leaders dedicated to break the bonds of poverty on Connecticut’s Capitol City and its neighborhoods.

The coalition has committed to develop and adopt a “Community Bill of Rights;” a social compact that seeks to address the Hartford’s high unemployment, disparities in civil rights, income inequality, and lack of a quality public education for all its students.


The Salvation Army

100 Nelson Street

Hartford, CT

For more information contact us at: Hartfordrising@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Are you a middle or high school student with an interest in finding out about career opportunities for the future? Does the idea of traveling and exploring the world sound exciting? Do you want to make a difference in your community?

    If you answered YES to any of these questions…you should come join us this Saturday for Teach Slam ’16! Join us for food, games, engaging conversation, interactive breakout sessions, and valuable information about what a career in education can really look like. Registration opens at 8:30am and the program starts at 9:15am. Childcare will be available.

    **RSVP online here: https://teach-slam-2016.eventbrite.com

    • I’m interested in what you are about. There are other organizations formed and I’ve not seen anything they have done to help community. I do understand that change takes time and is a process if you work at it diligently.

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