Community Organizing 

About BHCA's C.O.R.E Team!

Funded by the Perrin Family Foundation, BLOC (Building Leadership and Organizing Capacity) is a three-year cohort-based capacity building program designed to build the research, analysis, campaign development and organizing capacity of high school age youth-led social change groups in CT. As a member of the second BLOC cohort, our goal is to support young people to develop, launch, and implement organizing campaigns that lead to concrete and lasting change around the issues that youth have identified.

BHCA believes safety is a critical component of any vibrant community. As part of our Public Safety initiative BHCA is the lead agency for the “Community Based Crime Reduction” (CBCR) program, administered by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. This program supports data-driven, comprehensive and community-oriented strategies to reduce crime and spur community revitalization. To implement the CBCR initiative, BHCA developed the Community Organizers for Residential Engagement (C.O.R.E.) Team. This group of youth leaders ages 18-25 years old are learning to utilize community organizing strategies to address public safety and improve community/ police relations, in order to reduce crime in north Hartford. CBCR is in collaboration with the City of Hartford, Hartford Police Department, Central CT State University (CCSU) and other community stakeholders. 

About BHCA's C.O.R.E Team!

Kelvin Lovejoy

(Lead Community Organizer)

Office # 860.560.7360

Fax # 860.242.0741

Michelle Debarba

(Community Organizer)

Office # 860.560.7360

Community Organizing Staff

Reneesha Baugh

(Community Organizer)

Office # 860.560.7360

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