SINA has, throughout its existence, used the resources of its institutional partners and the energy of engaged residents in unified efforts to improve neighborhood conditions and promote a safe, inviting, and thriving South Central Hartford for all.
SINA’s community strengthening activities fall into three main categories. Visit the page of each for more information:
Clean and Safe – In the past two years, SINA has convened the SAFE (Safety Alliance for Everyone) coalition that brings together diverse stakeholders to address blight and crime through grassroots action. These efforts have resulted in a community mural, holiday light competition, and a series of cleanups that collected 762 bags of trash and recycling.
Community Voice and Recognition – SINA hosts the REACH neighborhood service awards annually to honor individuals who epitomize SINA’s commitment to neighborhood revitalization and community. SINA also incorporates community input, participation, leadership development and collaboration with other community partners into every community strengthening campaign.
Volunteering – SINA seeks to provide volunteer opportunities for community members, employees of its institutional partners, and other stakeholders. In the past two years, SINA has engaged over 350 volunteers who amassed 2,850 volunteer hours. Currently, the main opportunities are competitive clean-ups and community beautification projects. The Director of Community Partnerships and Communications is actively working to expand these opportunities to better connect community resources with community needs.