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North Hartford Ascend Pipeline Community Meeting - February 2022 - Shared screen with speaker view
janae Miller
34:37
Hello everyone!
Cynthia Miller
37:39
Cynthia Miller-representative from Bible Way Temple Nation
Jacquelyn Rose
38:11
Hello Janae and Cynthia. Thanks for joining.
Jacquelyn Rose
38:21
Please feel free to introduce yourself in the chat.
8STRINGTV
39:41
Pastor Stringer “Bridge North Project Inc” Bible Way Temple Nation
Danielle Warren-Diaz
39:44
Danielle Warren-Dias, resident of North Hartford and work at CT Children's
Gina Federico, United Way
40:08
Great to see hellos in the chat! Feel free to include your name and org or your neighborhood!
Geethika Fernando (Connecticut Data Collaborative)
40:20
Geethika Fernando-Data & Community Engagement Manager, Hartford Data Collaborative-CT Data
Liz Buczynski - United Way
40:38
Hello! Liz Buczynski with United Way
Rich Sugarman - Hartford Promise
40:39
Hi Folks. Richard Sugarman from Hartford Promise. Happy to be with you all on this important work.
Patrick McKenna
40:45
Patrick McKenna, Swift/Community Solutions
Kevin Borrup
41:19
Kevin Borrup, Injury Prevention Center, OCCH, Connecticut Children’s
Wes Younts
41:57
Hi everyone. Wes Younts from the Center for Social Research, University of Hartford. we are leading the data and evaluation team. happy to see folks again
Stephan Palmer ( YOF)
42:07
Stephan Palmer Youth on Fire Inc CEO , 2Gen Parent Consultant for the state of CT ,
Debi Martin
42:14
Debi Martin, Local Initiatives Support Corp (LISC) Hello Everyone!
Luis Rivera
42:26
Luis Rivera, Community Relations Manager, OCCH, Connecticut Children’s
Angela | Phillips Health Ministry
42:57
Angela Harris | Phillips Health Ministry | Phillips Metropolitan CME Church
Marie Jarry-Hartford Public Library
43:11
Marie Jarry, Director of Public Services for Hartford Public Library
Rick Brush, Wellville
44:06
Good evening to all. Rick Brush, Wellville
Angela | Phillips Health Ministry
45:06
Angela Harris | Phillips Health Ministry | Phillips Metropolitan CME Church | NHPZ NRZ Resident Liaison - Health & Wellness Initiative
Jedda Williams Subscribe
45:31
JeddaLaRue of K LA RUE Educational Arts in Motion educational, fitness and performance programming klaruedart@yahoo.com
Ms. Sheryal Goldston Brown
46:40
Good Evening Everyone, Sheryal Administrative Analyst, DFCYR Youth Services
Reena Sen-City of Hartford
49:09
Reena Sen-City of Hartford, Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation
Tenaya T NAG Hartford (they/them)
50:05
Tenaya Taylor - Executive Director at the Nonprofit Accountability Group. Sign up for our community updates newsletter at www.naghartford.org
Gina Federico, United Way
50:10
https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1122041&d=External&r=5000813649406#/
Gina Federico, United Way
50:21
These are the live links to the jobs
Gina Federico, United Way
50:43
https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1122041&d=External&r=5000810555606#/
Dani Singerman | Healthy Hartford Hub
51:05
Good evening everyone glad to be here. I’m Dani Singerman, Advisory Coordinator for The Healthy Hartford Hub & Community Action Task Force dani@hartfordfood.org
Gina Federico, United Way
53:10
Here is the link for the grant narrative. https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-discretionary-grants-support-services/school-choice-improvement-programs/promise-neighborhoods-pn/awards/
Danielle Warren-Diaz
55:34
How about a Youth Advisory Committee? Maybe one of the hired staff could be tasked to organize a group at the Parker Center or Y on the Ave or The North Boys and Girls club.
Gina Federico, United Way
56:07
Danielle yes! This is a great idea and on the list.
Danielle Warren-Diaz
56:28
Great
Gina Federico, United Way
57:06
Stephan, YES! We can forsure add caretakers
Keren, she/her, PowerUp
57:12
Great idea. I was going to suggest a parent/guardian advisory committee
Jedda Williams Subscribe
58:04
How are the large organizations who have already received funding going to support the Northend pipeline?
Gina Federico, United Way
58:08
more to come on the committee, we'd like to have parents and caretakers in all the committees!
Gina Federico, United Way
58:34
Jedda, good question, let's see if we answer that, I think we will, if not, I will point to this in the chat
Vicki’s iPhone
58:43
Good evening! Vicki Gallon-Clark @Blue Hills Civic Association (BHCA).
Gina Federico, United Way
59:03
Thanks all for the great questions and comments! We are keeping track of these to capture.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:00:22
The chat is rocking!
Tenaya T NAG Hartford (they/them)
01:00:44
We need to focus on policing youth. As long as HPD has such a large presence over youth, their families, and in school not much is going to change due to the oppression they face by the carceral system. This budget has to compete with the large police budget that targets black and brown children and this plan lacks justice language.https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-more-cages-wont-make-connecticut-safer-20220214-hpuop23ypfbyzpbcpfsbheobhq-story.htmlSenate Republicans released “A Better Way to a Safer Connecticut,” a plan that would further criminalize our young people, expand the police state and roll back some of the hard-won reforms we urgently need. That is anything but a way to improve public safety, especially for young people who are poor, Black, or Latino — and for their communities.
Stephan Palmer ( YOF)
01:01:00
Can we change the wording form moms to caretakers .. Because it's just not moms raising children alone anymore .. I am a single father raising my son and when grants say single moms . It closes the door on single fathers getting that help from said grant
Gina Federico, United Way
01:01:17
Thanks Tenaya! This is great info to share.
John Thomas
01:05:29
Social workers taking over mental health calls with police assistance is key.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:06:30
Agree John! This is really what we need to think about when we look at protective factors for our families.
Keren, she/her, PowerUp
01:08:22
I agree with Tenaya and Stephan
Courtenay Jackson
01:08:39
ust to clarify the pipeline will support all caregivers and their families. The idea is to provide youth and their families all the support necessary to provide opportunity for success.
Tenaya T NAG Hartford (they/them)
01:08:41
it depends because social workers have biases and can perpetuating policing as well. Trauma informed care and an abolitionist lens is key because they can play a role in driver youth into more issues
Tenaya T NAG Hartford (they/them)
01:08:53
driving*
Keren, she/her, PowerUp
01:09:20
Yes Tenaya 🙌🏽 👏🏽
Gina Federico, United Way
01:09:22
Thanks Keren, we are capturing these good comments and are totally on board with caregivers at being critical partners - specifically not just mothers.
Angela | Phillips Health Ministry
01:10:25
Great to see folks gathered this evening. Apologies, I have a previously schedule Black History Month event and will be signing off early. Hopefully the recording and slides will be made available so I can see what I miss. Thanks in advance! Peace and blessings to all!
Gina Federico, United Way
01:10:42
Tenaya, this is important to call out. We hope to address this as part of our review of the quality improvement part of this work. We have to do our families better. We have places for residents on committees that will look at this. Join us!
Stephan Palmer ( YOF)
01:10:54
Will the marketing for this be geared towards all caregivers and not just single moms
Tenaya T NAG Hartford (they/them)
01:10:56
I read Whatever it Takes its a good book about Jeffery Canada to read about what works and didn't. I may have a copy if anyone needs
Jacquelyn Rose
01:10:57
Recording will be made available Angela. Gina or I will email a link to you also.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:11:15
Thanks Angela, I know we are up against some stiff competition, we will share the recording for follow up and more meetings of course!
Tenaya T NAG Hartford (they/them)
01:11:52
thank you all
Gina Federico, United Way
01:12:32
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mD1e9HUAiDVUYNdagaXuJ0CHkVTvpa3P/view
Jedda Williams Subscribe
01:12:42
How has the Hartford Public Schools proven they are able to speak on what is needed in the Northend of Hartford students? They have a history of over crowded classrooms, antiquated educational materials, and lack of support staff for our special needs children. Extremely limited communication and inclusive relationships with the students parents and direct input from the teachers and staff who actually work with the the students and their families. In the past HPS are constantly changing curriculum based on testing by Corperation that have no educational experience and connection with the community and educators who serve our children.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:12:47
The link is there, we will also have it on the slides coming up.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:14:43
Jedda, thanks for these excellent and thoughtful comments, Agreed that communications are not sufficient at MANY levels for easy and effective communication to families to get the supports they need for their families. We hope to take a close look at this as part of the work. Would love to have folks join us in thinking about this.
Stephan Palmer ( YOF)
01:14:49
I don't see Parker Memorial in the budget .. please explain when it's the main family center in the promise zone
Gina Federico, United Way
01:15:39
Other good questions re HPS, We bring these back to and discuss with them. And, bring back to the group.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:15:45
Stephan, we see you.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:16:02
We will see Parker. It is a MAIN focus of this work.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:17:00
We see you Tenaya!
Jedda Williams Subscribe
01:17:23
That is true
Tammy, The Village
01:18:09
It's also that the funding goes to the City of Hartford, which owns and operates the center.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:23:01
These are great points. I think we need to address this in the pipeline and need to be lifted up.
Angela | Phillips Health Ministry
01:24:38
FYI... Catholic Charities is providing services and housed at Parker Memorial Community Center. Parker Memorial CC, the building is a City of Hartford entity which provides DFCYR programming. That might be part of the confusion here. Catholic Charities could be a funded CBO through this DOE grant to expand their work, to touch more families.
Angela | Phillips Health Ministry
01:25:11
Good night all!
Courtenay Jackson
01:25:12
In 2020, the City announced a plan to create a civilian crisis response team to respond to certain calls for service in place of police and identified $5 million over four years to fund the design and implementation of the crisis response team. In early March, Mayor Bronin is hosting a virtual town hall to share an overview of our new response team. I'll share event info with town hall details next week.
Darlene R. Childs
01:25:52
In response to the Community Response Team,
Gina Federico, United Way
01:26:29
I will add that to the chat
Gina Federico, United Way
01:26:31
in a moment
Keren, she/her, PowerUp
01:27:21
That first line is very problematic
Keren, she/her, PowerUp
01:28:00
“High-quality” who determines what high quality is?
Courtenay Jackson
01:28:20
Community
Courtenay Jackson
01:29:01
Through conversation we will define "high quality"
John Thomas
01:29:21
The “Trusted” language is problematic. High quality involves metrics. I believe in proving your work. But, trusted is ambiguous and involves culturally bound assumptions
Courtenay Jackson
01:29:42
Noted
Jacquelyn Rose
01:30:05
Thank you, John. Noted.
Courtenay Jackson
01:30:18
Great input - also this is a draft not even close to the final product
John Thomas
01:30:53
Also, high quality organizations won’t benefit from capacity building. Identifying organizations that need capacity building will involve mentoring the willing.
Stephan Palmer ( YOF)
01:30:53
Grass Root programs that have been doing the work as well shouldn't be overlooked
Darlene R. Childs
01:31:43
Hartford already has a Boots on the Ground Team at HARTFORD COMMUNITY THAT CARES. HCTC responds to families traumatized by Violence. They also have a Youth Program that addresses building skills and a host of other resources for our Youths in the City of Hartford. HCTC can be a great asset so that we are not creating or duplicating services needed..
Jacquelyn Rose
01:32:42
Thank you, Darlene.
Keren, she/her, PowerUp
01:32:53
I understand metrics and most folks who work in the nonprofit sector know this but the wording implies that smaller grassroots orgs aren’t “high-quality”. I’m simply saying that the wording is problematic.
Keren, she/her, PowerUp
01:32:57
I agree Stephan
Jacquelyn Rose
01:33:46
Thank you, Keren. Understood.
Keren, she/her, PowerUp
01:34:08
Yes Darlene. There are a vast number of boots on the ground orgs in the Northend and it’s important that those who have been on the frontlines get the funding and services they need so they can support more families and individuals
Tenaya T NAG Hartford (they/them)
01:34:33
https://www.communityfirstcoalition.com/
Jedda Williams Subscribe
01:34:41
Hartford Board of Education has removed many of the schools on the Northend what is going to be down to reestablished our neighborhood school
Paul Dworkin
01:35:31
Thanks John-we agree. The used of "trusted" was intended to reference organizations that command the trust of the community/residents and we are hopeful of capturing the views of the community through a variety of strategies. I would suggest that high quality is based on a program being evidence-based and supported by data that demonstrates effectiveness. Do you agree?
Gina Federico, United Way
01:35:39
great comments! We need to think critically about all of these important concepts!
Darlene R. Childs
01:36:06
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Corey James
01:37:48
Hello everyone... glad to be able to join you all tonight! Pastor Corey James, Liberty Christian Center International
John Thomas
01:39:10
I agree Dr. Dworkin. Just that “trusted” is not a norm for this neighborhood. You are working with a lack of trust on both sides. So, it could be perceived as exclusionary.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:40:19
How can we most appropriately share the budget with the community?Which grass-roots CBOs are best suited to support resident and community engagement activities?How can we identify and recruit community members to serve on the governance structure of the NHAP?
Corey James
01:57:22
Corey James cjames@libertyisonline.com
Rich Sugarman - Hartford Promise
01:57:54
Apologize that I have to sign off at 7:30. Great meeting tonight. Glad to be part of it.
Gina Federico, United Way
01:58:39
these notes are from the report out. meeting parents whre they are
John Thomas
02:02:09
Gina, is the Ebony Horsewomen org a partner? They do great Equine Therapy
Tenaya T NAG Hartford (they/them)
02:02:41
True John^^
Courtenay Jackson
02:02:58
In response to Darlene - Yes, the city is currently working with HCTC and our three hospitals on a new partnership to respond to the needs of youth and adults who are victims of violence. The Crisis Response Team that I mentioned will consist of social workers who will respond to 911 calls for youth and adults experiencing emotional distress that maybe be caused by different things including unmet mental health needs, addiction and homelessness
Gina Federico, United Way
02:03:10
Ebony is great! We will certainly engage them
Evelyn Hannah-BNP, Inc.
02:03:23
Good Job representing, Luis
Luis Rivera
02:03:45
Thank you!
janae Miller
02:04:02
great great meeting my apologies I have to go, look forward to continuing being involved in this project!
John Thomas
02:05:11
Hot 93.7 might still do the show on Sunday mornings where they do a whole segment on these types of efforts. People could call in I believe.
John Thomas
02:05:38
Conversation versus blurb, though PSA’s work as well
Keren, she/her, PowerUp
02:05:39
Lol yes you said my name right. Thank you 🙏🏽
Gina Federico, United Way
02:05:56
Finally! I did some thing right!
Gina Federico, United Way
02:06:13
CONTACT:Gina Federico, United Way of Central and Northeastern ConnecticutGfederico@unitedwayinc.orgnhap@connecticutchildrens.orgPhone: 860-493-1115Mobile/Text: 617-922-1477
Gina Federico, United Way
02:06:38
Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 6PM
Gina Federico, United Way
02:07:00
Yes Cynthia!
Jacquelyn Rose
02:07:15
nhap@connecticutchildrens.org
Stephan Palmer ( YOF)
02:07:40
can you send out a google invite to both of these meeting please
Ms. Sheryal Goldston Brown
02:07:45
golds001@hartford.gov
Gina Federico, United Way
02:08:14
yes! We will send out a "flyer" and an Outlook invite that you can add to your Google calendar.
Ms. Sheryal Goldston Brown
02:08:44
Awesome
Gina Federico, United Way
02:08:45
Thank you Sheryal!
Jedda Williams Subscribe
02:08:57
JeddaLaRue of K LA RUE Educational Arts in Motion (860) 983-4580 Klaruedart@yahoo.com
Ms. Sheryal Goldston Brown
02:09:04
Thank you
Gina Federico, United Way
02:14:25
I need to no run a group and assign groups, I totally messed that up
Gina Federico, United Way
02:14:38
Mrs. Nixon!!!
Gina Federico, United Way
02:16:16
Thinking about triaging folks who may need more support. Like Stephan Palmer. and Jedda. Both great comments.