One of the primary responsibilities in SINA’s multifaceted strategy is to engage, sustain and when needed, strengthen the community bonds the organization has forged over 30 years. This is achieved in a variety of neighborhood-based arenas. Through our efforts to work with residents, community leaders and partner organizations, SINA continues to be a proactive stakeholder in its three target neighborhoods.


The Frog Hollow Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Committee is made up of residents, property owners, business leaders, nonprofit leaders and government representatives who have a shared vision for the future of the Frog Hollow area of Hartford. The committee’s primary focus is on blighted and abandoned buildings and the problems these buildings cause. Subcommittees are dedicated to specific issues such as property development, community and economic development, public safety and livability.
The Frog Hollow NRZ meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. During odd months the committee meets at The Lyceum, 227 Lawerence Street, and during even months it meets at Trinity College Center for Urban & Global Studies, 70 Vernon Street. Consider joining us at the next Frog Hollow NRZ meeting. For more information please visit the Frog Hollow Neighborhood Revitalization Zone website at

Public Safety

SINA views public safety as a vital component in a comprehensive neighborhood renewal strategy. In collaboration with the Hartford Police Department (HPD), the Spanish American Merchant’s Association, and the security staff of SINA’s member institutions, we help develop strategies and initiatives to protect and improve the quality of life in the southside. SINA supports HPD’s Neighborhood Policing Plan by working to increase communication between the department and neighborhood merchants and residents. Collaborative initiatives include Quality of Life public forums and trust-building programs.

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