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The Hartford Guardian Enters its 10th Year


HARTFORD, CT. January 10, 2014 – The Connecticut Alliance for Better Communities, Inc. on Friday, January 10, 2014 entered into its 10th year of building communities through civic journalism with its flagship program: The Hartford Guardian.

Founded by Dr. Ann-Marie Adams and other Hartford residents who participated in the first meeting at the Hartford Public Library on a cold January night 10 years ago, CABC has navigated the last decade, emerged from the Great Recession, and is ready for another milestone.

CABC volunteers and supporters will celebrate the organization’s successes at its anniversary luncheon in October 15, 2014, a decade after it first published The Guardian, a quarterly news magazine that morphed into a daily news site at www.thehartfordguardian.com. The Guardian, which began as a hyper-local news magazine, has become an award-winning regional news publication.

“I’m excited about reaching this milestone,” said Dr. Adams. “This moment is soul-satisfying and the journey was worth the sweat equity our team put into making this publication a reality and a success.”

Dr. Adams said the goal this year is to expand CABC’s operation and staff. She looks forward to new leadership that will take The Guardian further into the 21st century.

Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams

Outgoing CABC Board Chairman Dr. David Williams expressed gratitude for having served.

“Anything you do is a major challenge without corporate support,” said Williams who is the former long-term Director of the University of Connecticut’s Greater Hartford campus. “I’m glad I was able to support Dr. Adams and the work she has been doing in the community for the last 10 years. The Board had confidence in the leadership. She’s a true professional. And she worked hard to stay focused.”

To support CABC and the work it does in the community with The Guardian, or to be a sponsor,email us at theguardian@thehartfordguardian.com.

For information on how you can help CABC Inc. stay focused for the next 10 years, email us as cabc@ct-abc.org or call us at 860-993-1094.

About Connecticut Alliance for Better Communities

Founded in 2004, the Connecticut Alliance for Better Communities, d/b/a The Hartford Guardian, is a nonprofit organization that promotes civic engagement through quality journalism. CABC Inc. increases civic engagement by educating youth and families about various social services and how best to access those services, educate residents about how government and media work and how to effect positive change, offer opportunities to explore and engage directly with civic journalism through our three main programs: The Hartford Guardian, Summer Journalism Institute and Community Conversations. For more information, visit www.thehartfordguardian.com.

 

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Hartford Oral History Project Kicks Off in April


HARTFORD — The Hartford Oral History Project focusing on the essence of the Civil Rights Movement in Hartford kicked off on Friday and will run for the next three months at the University of Connecticut Greater Hartford campus.

Project Director Ann-Marie Adams and a group of students and volunteers will conduct interviews with Hartford residents who witnessed the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and the 1980s.

“Hartford was very much a part of the national Civil Rights Movement,” said Adams, a journalist and adjunct history professor.  “The city during the Civil Rights Movement was fascinating, and this history must be explored to find meaning in the present.”

Besides building a research library for the public, these interviews will serve scholars of the civil rights movement in the North. Selected transcripts will also be deposited in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. The project is also sponsored by the Connecticut Alliance for Better Communities.

For more information about volunteer opportunity for students, teachers and residents, call 860-997-8299.

 

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