Teens Help Organizations Respond to COVID-19

Teen’s in JTConnect’s Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative (TLPI) culminated their year by awarding three grants totalling $3,800 to local organizations.  Through TLPI, we have been learning about how to build community and create positive change by raising money and allocating grants to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Hartford Jewish community.”  said Zach Berkowitz (HallContinue reading Teens Help Organizations Respond to COVID-19

Apply now to be a part of our first cohort of Engagement Fellows!

This year we are excited to launch a Teen Engagement Fellows program aimed at training and empowering teens to be leaders in JTConnect and beyond. Fellows will reimagine programming for Jewish teens in greater Hartford, planning, executing and leading different programs for their peers. Our fellows will work on programs such as the Pumpkin Pie Bake, PinkContinue reading Apply now to be a part of our first cohort of Engagement Fellows!

Teens Bake and Deliver 162 Pumpkin Pies to Local Organization’s Thanksgiving Meals

Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and celebrate the bounty of the season.  But for many in Connecticut, the holiday is a stark reminder of their struggle with hunger. Wanting to make a difference in the lives of others, more than 80 local teens and volunteers came together to try andContinue reading Teens Bake and Deliver 162 Pumpkin Pies to Local Organization’s Thanksgiving Meals

TLPI Students Publish Mission & Vision Statement

Students in JTConnect’s Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative (TLPI) have been learning about the importance of Mission, Vision and Value statements to an organization. These statements establish the long-term direction and goals that guide an organization’s daily operations. Our teens drafted their own statements that will serve as a foundation for TLPI as we continueContinue reading TLPI Students Publish Mission & Vision Statement

JTConnect Builds JCL Sukkah with Residents

A group of JTConnect teens volunteered their afternoon to build and decorate JCL’s sukkah at one of their group homes with their residents. The Jewish Association for Community Living (JCL) exists for one reason only — to help persons with a developmental disability participate in community life as independently and safely as possible. Checkout our teens inContinue reading JTConnect Builds JCL Sukkah with Residents