Hartford’s Black History Connects to College Experience

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It was 1826 when the Talcott Street Congregational Church was built at Talcott and Market Streets in Hartford. The church, which would become the first for Black congregants in Harford and the site of the first school for the city’s Black children, began as a protest against the segregation of Blacks in other Harford churches. Today, all that remains is …

CT CWCSEO: COVID-19 Vaccine. Is it safe? African Americans want to know. (Featuring CEO Dr. G. Duncan Harris)

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Connecticut CWCSEO Address the COVID-19 Vaccine. Is it safe? African Americans want to know. African American Doctors, Professors, Elected State Officials and Health Advocates discuss the history, mistrusts, safety and facts about the covid-19 vaccine. Panelists include: Shawn T. Wooden, State Treasurer of the State of Connecticut, Dr. Deidre S. Gifford, DPH Acting Commissioner & DSS Commissioner of the State …

Capital Community College developing curriculum around first Black church in Hartford with NEH grant

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Capital Community College recently received a $149,426 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a curriculum, exhibit and lecture series about the history of the Talcott Street Church, the first Black house of worship in Hartford. Jeffrey Partridge, an English professor and chairman of the Department of Humanities, is spearheading the “Black Heritage Project: Empowering Students through …

Bridging Financial Wellness and Student Success

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This episode of In The Know features conversation with Veena Jayadeva, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Guardian Life Insurance, Hannah Gregory from Capital Community College in Connecticut, and Allison Beer and Jacob Bray from ACCT. Our discussion focuses on ACCT’s most recent report, Bridging Financial Wellness And Student Success: Effective Models for Community College. https://intheknowwithacct.podbean.com/

Interim Harris Named Permanent CEO of Capital Community College

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Dr. G. Duncan Harris, Ed.D, has been named the permanent chief executive officer of Capital Community College. Dr. Harris is recognized nationally as an expert in student affairs. In his interim role as CEO, he led strategic reorganization, fundraising and enrollment-management efforts over the past two years. Harris replaced Dr. Wilfredo Nieves, Capital’s fifth president, in July 2018. The May …