The Blue Hills Civic Association was created as a result of grassroots advocacy among parents, neighborhood community leaders and other stakeholders to better address community concerns such as safe neighborhoods and a say in the decision-making process of local government. BHCA has successfully advocated for:
BHCA is a community partner in the Rawson Lighthouse School Initiative – the only community school funded through the Sheff vs. O’Neil stipulation as an “exemplary community/neighborhood school”. Our education organizing work has led to the creation of a strong coalition of North Hartford residents, elected officials, educators, community leaders and Hartford Public Schools to ensure full partnership in the designing of a high-quality, student-centered Weaver High School, slated for reopening in 2018.
Outreach Services include access to:
In 2015, BHCA hired two Education Organizers, Denise Best and Lourdes Fonseca, to focus specifically on building parent leaders in North Hartford and empowering them to take action in areas of interest to them that will improve schools and the community. The 8-week Parent Organizing Power Academy offers training in: