Over 90 Years of Partnerships and Projects for the Junior League of Hartford

Junior League members assess community needs and develop programs to meet those needs, often forming collaborations with other organizations to increase our impact and share resources. Our collaborations allow League members to work and learn from some of the most innovative and dynamic leaders who share our passion for community action. Below are some of our programs and collaborators through the decades.

The 1920's
• Maternal Milk Station - Visiting Nurse Association of Hartford
• Free Day Bed Fund - Hartford Hospital

The 1930's
• South-End Day Nursery
• Children's Theatre Workshops
• East Side Pre-school Project - Union Settlement House
• "The Story Lady" Children's Radio Program, WTIC - Hartford Public Library

The 1940's
• Volunteer Bureau of Greater Hartford
• Summer Camp - Connecticut Society for Crippled Children and Adults

The 1950's
• Film Caption Bureau - American School for the Deaf
• Speech Therapy Department - Hartford Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
• Job Training Program - Hartford Association for Retarded Children
• Education Program - Greater Hartford Symphony Society
• Playground - Oak Hill School for the Blind
• Atmospherium Projector - Children's Museum of Hartford

The 1960's
• Teacher for the Perceptually Handicapped Class - Newington Children's Hospital
• Basic Art Library - University of Hartford Art School
• Teacher Recruitment Program - Hartford Public Schools
• Psychiatric Social Center - Capitol Region Mental Health Association
• Child Development Program Supplement - Community Renewal Team
• "Handbook for the Handicapped" - Rehabilitation Center, Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce
• Docent Program - Wadsworth Atheneum

The 1970's
• Historic Preservation Revolving Fund - Hartford Architectural Conservancy
• Tour Guide Volunteer Program and Exhibit - Children's Museum
• CAVID Project (Computer and Video Instruction for the Deaf) - American School for the Deaf
• Somers Correctional Facility Sesame Street Playroom - Families in Crisis

The 1980's
• Growing Up At Risk in Connecticut - Connecticut Association of Human Services
• Growing Older in Connecticut - Connecticut Association of Human Services
• A Visit to the Big House - Families in Crisis
• Niantic Prison Sesame Street Playroom - Families in Crisis
• Special Needs Adoption Conference - Child and Family Services
• PhoneFriend - CAPCAN, American Red Cross
• GATE (Gain Awareness Through Education) Substance Abuse Prevention Program
• Friends of the Family - TAPP (Teenage Parent Program) Hartford Board of Education

The 1990's
• Arts Committee, Art Goes to School - The Music Company
• Souper Sustainers - Loaves and Fishes Ministries Soup Kitchen
• Child Care Grant Fund Project - Capitol Region Education Council, Community Renewal Team
• Young Women at Risk - Hartford Action Plan, Family Life Ministry Shepherds Center, Inc.
• Friends of the Family
• The Children's Playscape at Charter Oak Landing - Riverfront Recapture Inc., City of Hartford
• Habitat for Humanity - Women's House
• Christmas in April Hartford
• Stepping Up to 2000 - Family Resource Center at Martin Luther King Elementary School
• Cultivating Hope - Peter's Retreat
• Take 5 - the Hartford Child Immunization Project

The 2000's
• Family School Connection - Children's Trust Fund and Center City Churches
• Rebuilding Together Greater Hartford
• Saturday Science Sampler - CT Valley Girl Scouts and the University of Hartford
• The Children's Brochure - Greater Hartford Arts Council
• Souper Sustainers - Loaves and Fishes Ministries Soup Kitchen
• Freshplace - Foodshare and the Chrysalis Center
• The Backpack Program - Watkinson School and the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School