All are welcome for Fun Sunday at Colt Park on July 3rd! Swimming, painting, bounce house, and more - free!
An article in the Hartford Courant explains why Sheldon Oak's redevelopment of MLK Apartments may be delayed for several months. Read it here:
A key Hartford apartment redevelopment project may be delayed for months. Here’s why and what developers are up against
Sheldon Oak's board, staff, and partners are hard at work on new development projects in all three of our neighborhoods of focus: Northeast, Upper Albany, and Sheldon/Charter Oak. Take a look at what we're building on our new Current Developments page!
On Saturday, Dec. 18, Sheldon Oak teamed up with Hartford's Proud Drill, Drum, and Dance Corp to distribute toys and holiday cheer at our Winter Wonderland Extravaganza at the Johnson-Stewart Community Center. Thanks to sponsorship from Toys for Tots and the United Way, we distributed 450 toys to local children.
Santa and Mrs. Claus were in attendance, along with drummers, dancers, and smiling faces of all ages. The event was a huge success!
In collaboration with Hartford's Proud, Sheldon Oak Central will bring holiday joy to local kids and families Saturday, Dec. 18, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Johnson-Stewart Community Center, 127 Martin Street.
Thanks to sponsorship from Toys for Tots and the United Way, we will be distributing free toys to children 12 and under on a first come, first served basis. Children must be present to receive a gift.
Come and spread holiday cheer!
Sheldon Oak's Executive Director, Emily Wolfe, and Community Planning and Outreach Coordinator, Sonsharae Owens, were recently interviewed by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The resulting article highlights how the Foundation's grants to LISC Connecticut have supported Sheldon Oak's work to engage residents in community planning in Northeast Hartford. Read the article here.
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Sheldon Oak board member James Jeter is also co-director of Unlock the Vote, a nonprofit organization that works to expand the right to vote to those who are disenfranchised due to involvement with the criminal justice system. Thanks to a change in state law recently passed, Jeter and many others like him, who have served their sentences and are on parole, were able to vote in this past Tuesday's election. Read about it in this article from the CT Mirror.
Sheldon Oak, with our partner Summer of Solutions, is hosting a coat drive. Donate your good-condition used coats to help keep someone warm this winter. Coats can be dropped off at our main office, 54 South Prospect Street, during our regular business hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Questions? Contact Sonsharae Owens.
A new food pantry, built and painted bright pink by Sheldon Oak's youth interns, has been installed in front of the Johnson-Stewart Community Center at 127 Martin Street. The pantry will be stocked by the interns three times per week with food and other essential items donated by the community, and all items in the pantry are free to anyone in need.
Come check it out!