Hartford Family Civics Initiative
October 9, 2015 – June 3, 2016
The Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation invites you to apply for the Family Development Credential & Training Program (FDC), an 80-hour strengths-based professional development model used across Connecticut and in 18 states nationally. Empowerment Skills for Family Workers was developed at Cornell University in New York. The curriculum has taught many family workers effective ways to help families set and reach their own goals for healthy self-reliance and interdependent relationships with their community. The FDC training also enhances family workers’ ability to strengthen community collaborations, an essential part of their work with families and with each other.
The Hartford Families, Children, Youth and Recreation Department/Recreation Division offers a multitude of safe and quality programs that will focus on physical fitness, health awareness, sports, arts and crafts, cultural activities, and nutrition for residents of all ages and abilities.
Our American Red-Cross certified lifeguards are located at our four outdoor pools and two indoor pools, which offer swim lessons for children and adults, neighborhood swim-teams and recreational supervised swim for children, adults and families. Some park playgrounds will be supervised and have amenities which may include spray pools, basketball courts and league play, pony rides, tennis lessons, field trips, and free concerts and performances.
Most programs are open and free to
Applications and more detailed information on activities for kids, families and seniors, will be available by calling 860-757-4880 or visiting our neighborhood centers.
Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation
City of Hartford, 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Telephone 860.757.9595 Fax 860.722.6036