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CREC Helps More Than 2,000 Get Ready for School

At its second annual Back to School Block Party, CREC sent a strong message to the Greater Hartford community—both through its words and its actions. “It’s not about what school you go to right now,” said Aura Alvarado, CREC’s director of communications and community relations. “It’s about getting our kids ready to be successful in e

Teaching and Learning - Mindfulness Matters

For more than a decade, mindfulness has caused persistent buzzing and conversation among educators. But what is mindfulness? Why do so many educators want to integrate mindfulness in their classrooms? Is mindfulness the latest educational fad, or it a worthy approach?According to researcher Jon Kabat-Zin, mindfulness is “the awareness that arise

Center for Creative Youth Coordinator Participates in Q & A as Program Celebrates 40th Year

For 40 years, the Center for Creative Youth has provided promising young artists with an opportunity to polish their skills at a four-week interdisciplinary arts residency program run by CREC on the Wesleyan University campus. It’s a competitive program that selects fewer than 150 students from around the world each year to participate. Students

CREC to Help Area Students Prepare for the Start of School

CREC will give away 1,200 backpacks filled with school supplies to Hartford area children who are getting ready for the new school year. CREC’s much-anticipated second annual Back to School Block Party will be held from 3 p. m. to 6 p. m. on August 18 at CREC Central, 111 Charter Oak Avenue in Hartford. Building on last year’s success, the event

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Even Teachers Need Summer School!

See Workshops

This summer, CREC is holding workshops and institutes for K-12 educators to enhance the capacity to enrich student learning and to improve student outcomes. These workshops will allow educators to deepen their understanding of various topics and help renew their commitment to education.

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