Hartford Foundation Launches New Strategic Plan, Accelerate Success
Today, despite efforts by many, Greater Hartford faces significant challenges. Most, if not all, can be traced to two unacceptable but entirely changeable conditions in our state:
- We have the largest education achievement gap in the nation.
- We have the second largest income gap in the nation.
Over the past year, we at the Hartford Foundation asked the community - what needs to be done to address these chronic problems? Nearly 700 nonprofit, community, business and government leaders, donors, professional advisors, and funders, shared their views.
Based on those conversations, and our own research, the Hartford Foundation has adopted a strategic plan, Accelerate Success, to help prepare residents of Greater Hartford to compete and prosper in our global economy through an integrated system of high-quality education and workforce development.
The Hartford Foundation's mission will not change. We remain the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, and will continue to provide grantmaking in all areas that affect residents of the region. We will also be more strategic and focused in two major areas: education and workforce development.
The goals are ambitious. We recognize that we cannot do it alone. We will continue talking with our current partners, and potential new ones, to learn more about how we can work together to achieve the systemic change we all desire. Then, together we will embark upon the difficult and lengthy work that lies ahead.
Read about our goals and objectives, learn more about how these two issues affect all residents of the region, and join the conversation at www.hfpg.org/acceleratesuccess.