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WHY HARTFORD PROMISE?
Hartford Promise was founded to address the extremely low percentage of Hartford Public High School students going to and graduating from college (23% in 2015). This lack of higher education success contributes to seemingly intractable problems of poverty, poor health and family instability. Our Integrated College Success Model, based on sound research on college success for low-income first-generation minority students, is the most clear and direct way of addressing and reversing these chronic problems.
THE PROMISE OF A BETTER HARTFORD
19% of Hartford Public School Students
earned the Hartford Promise Scholarship in 2020
(up from 13.6% in 2016)
PROMISE SCHOLAR COLLEGE SUCCESS STATS
87% persist as freshmen
80% attend 4-year college
75% attend in-state college
70% four-year graduation rate
EDUCATION IS NOT JUST ANOTHER ISSUE
No single thing has a greater impact on a young person's life than a college education.
Research shows that people born into low-income families have a much better chance of escaping poverty if they earn a college degree. Hartford Promise is taking down the financial barriers that limit a student's choices and giving them the support they need to succeed.
It's an investment in a promising workforce for Hartford's future.
READ MORE: David Leonhardt of the New York Times
Hartford Students REACHING HIGHER
Help Hartford's Workforce REACH NEW HEIGHTS
Hartford businesses are hungry for movers and shakers.
Motivated, disciplined, talented young people with their eyes on the prize.
You can help enrich the supply.
Hartford Promise is priming the Hartford workforce with a thriving pipeline of achievers.
Hundreds of them.
Your donation will make a monumental difference to Hartford’s vitality.
Our Promise Scholars will pay forward every dollar you give:
in promising careers, commitment to their hometown & by inspiring new generations to Reach Higher.
DONATE FOR A BETTER HARTFORD
THE FUTURE IS PROMISING
INVEST IN OUR FUTURE
"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”
- MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN
750 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
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