In 2003 a group of people from different churches began meeting with the idea of creating the work-camp stated above.  Those churches include:

First Church of Christ, Glastonbury; North United Methodist, Hartford; AME Blackwell, Hartford; New Hope Hispanic Church, East Hartford; Buckingham Congregational, Glastonbury, United Methodist, Simsbury. This founding committee organized the camp, recruited the participants and sought funding for the idea.   The camp included 70 youth and 18 adults and worked almost exclusively on playground improvement and interaction with the children of HartfordHead Start, sponsored by Community Renewal Team.

By gathering the kids and giving them meaningful responsibilities the leadership emerged from the group and the founding committee was pressed to create a more permanent organization.  We formed by laws and created a Board of Directors and with the pro bono help of Attorney Patricia Haught, Priya S. Morganstern,  director non profit pro bono initiative, Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative at the University of Connecticut school of law.  These ladies also helped us apply for the IRS exemption status for non-profits which was awarded on June 28, 2005.

See our organizational structure and how we’re funded

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