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About Us

Focusing on Educating, Enriching, and Empowering Hartford’s youth

ConnectiKids Inc. is a nonprofit positive youth development organization that focuses on educating, enriching, and empowering Hartford’s youth. We work directly with two elementary schools, West Middle Community School and Michael D. Fox Elementary School, with students in kindergarten to fifth grade. We work with one middle school, Martin Luther Jr. Middle School, to serve students in sixth to eighth grade. We provide one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, arts, and enrichment throughout the academic year and summer program during summer break. With these programs, we expose our students to new people, places, and experiences that aid in positive growth and development.

Our Mission

Inspiring Hartford’s children to make positive choices; embrace high expectations and fulfill their potential by providing successful mentors, individualized tutoring, enriching activities and stimulating environments.

Our History

ConnectiKids began in 1978 when volunteers from the Asylum Hill Congregational Church initially got together to provide a positive summer experience for third grade students at West Middle School a public elementary school in the neighborhood.  The group formed what was to be known for the next twenty years as the West Middle School Committee.  Upon completing their first summer, the volunteers quickly realized there was a greater need for assistance; with help from corporations located on “The Hill” they decided to have occasional after-school tutoring sessions for those students. The name of the organization was changed to ConnectiKids in October of 1999 to better reflect the program’s wide-ranging impact and the connections it makes among children and adults from many walks of life.  ConnectiKids is currently in its 42nd year of service and works with over 300 children from West Middle, MD Fox Elementary, and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle Schools through both, year-round, and summer programming.

Our Dedicated Staff


E. Andrea Williams, Executive Director

Kaleitha Brown, Development Director

Patti Kidney, Financial Assistant

Kiera Steele, Program Director

Vicmarie Delgado, Program Coordinator

 

Board of Directors


Mark Olynciw,  President, United We Read Coordinator, United Way of Central and Northeastern CT

Therese May, Vice PresidentSpeech and Language Therapist, Preferred Therapy Solutions

Tara Pollard,  2nd Vice President, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Day Pitney 

Viktoriia Mills, Treasurer, Senior Audit Associate Fiondella, Milone & Lasaracina,

Marion Moebus, Secretary, Sr. Business Consultant, Hartford Financial Services Group

Shay Lewis, Assistant Principal, Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Elementary School 

Jeremy Smith, Director, Engineering Digital Workspace, The Travelers

Ymari Rigby, Process Analysis, Hartford Financial Services Group 

Angelika Matics, Montessori Para Educator  

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