The Blue Hills Civic Association founded in 1962, is a non-profit, community based organization whose purpose is to build a strong, caring Blue Hills community, to enhance the quality of life of both our neighborhood residents and those beyond and in so doing, to improve the city of Hartford.
To empower residents and neighborhoods to become self-sufficient through advocacy, organizing and services for the betterment of Hartford.
Through programs, advocacy and healthy activities, The Blue Hills Civic Association seeks to play a key role, in keeping our neighboring communities stable and attractive as a great place to live and work.
What We Do
After 55 years, BHCA remains a growing and vibrant organization, committed to promoting the well-being of the Blue Hills' community and surrounding neighborhoods of North Hartford. We are dedicated to the financial well-being of our residents and the physical integrity of their homes, respectively. We boast an outreach arm that facilitates the process of bringing folks together to address common issues for the common good. Issues such as quality education, employment opportunities, fair housing and public safety are persistent problems facing all of us in the city. Preventive measures aimed at keeping Blue Hills safe, well-kept and a good place to raise a family has resulted in a neighborhood with 65% homeownership, much higher than the city average. BHCA is the oldest CBO in Hartford. For over 25-years, we have effectively engaged youth across this city in recreation activities, social skills development and job training. For the foreseeable future Blue Hills will continue to empower, advocate and serve neighbors throughout the Hartford community.
Where We Are Going
Growing beyond our borders! BHCA has provided enrichment programs and services to the Blue Hills residents with pride! Moreover, BHCA salutes the residents and members who have worked side by side with BHCA to insure that the community remains the highest, home owning community in the city of Hartford. With the new challenges the city of Hartford is facing, BHCA is also retooling and reevaluating its program direction and services to be better able to provide solutions to those issues that affect us all.
After meeting with key stakeholders for a year, BHCA has officially moved away from being merely a community based organization towards being recognized as a citywide organization. The change in direction is in response to the greater need for residents in the city of Hartford to initiate partnerships throughout the city that will benefit the city as a whole. BHCA has updated our website, broadened our programs and services, expanded our demographics and in doing so services a greater population. As BHCA moves forward we will continue to look to our members, funders, and partners for support.
Advanced Behavioral Health
Bank of America
Capital Workforce Partners
Center for Latino Progress
Christian Activities Council
City of Hartford
CT Department of Economic and Community Development
CT Economic Resource Center
Fund for Greater Hartford
Habitat for Humanity
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Hartford Public Schools
Rawson Lighthouse School
State of Connecticut
Voices of Women of Color
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund