On Friday, February 22nd the musicians of Asylum Hill Congregational Church will be performing “Love is….”, a revue of fully staged selections from The Great White Way. Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward building affordable housing and increasing home ownership in the Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford. The concert will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 860-278-0785. Please tell … Continue reading
The Internships Program provides construction training and support services for low income young people between the ages of 18 and 24. Since July 1, 2012, we have received a total of $20,000 from the following foundations: J Walton Bissell, George and Grace Long Foundation, People’s United Community Foundation, and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The generous support of these donors makes it possible for these young men to get off to a good start.
Twenty-nine volunteers fought through the rainy weather of Townshend, VT to help build an addition to the pharmacy at Grace Cottage Hospital. Their great efforts will help local residents avoid a long drive to receive consultations by pharmacists, over the counter medications, and vaccinations. The pharmacy will be completed by a local contractor.
ServCorps and our volunteers have recently finished work on 156 Sargeant Street. The 2-family home will be sold to low-to-moderate income people, many of whom are first time home buyers. Our collaborating partner, Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (NINA), has asked our volunteers to rehabilitate two more properties at 199 Sargeant Street and 1 Imlay Street. Workdays are Tuesdays through Saturdays.
ServCorps has helped YouthBuild Hartford graduates continue with their workforce development training by providing them with year long construction internships. They will continue to develop their building and leadership skills under the supervision of caring and committed ServCorps construction mentors. In the past month, ServCorps has added a new supportive service to its Internship Program: a case manager to help the young people access educational opportunities and other services.
ServCorps traveled to Gadsden, Alabama in March 2012 to rebuild the homes and lives of three families who had been affected by tornadoes.In April 2011, over 140 tornadoes hit this region, leaving a wake of devastation. ServCorps partnered with A Rock Foundation to help restore hope to people who had lost everything and felt they had been forgotten. The three homeowners and their families were re- energized by the presence of our volunteers and worked side by side with us to rebuild their homes.