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Discover for yourself: the best leaders are the best learners.

No matter your age, no matter how long you have lived in or around Hartford, there’s always a new perspective to be found to help our region grow. It’s the perspective we find when we gather face to face and, from our different viewpoints, focus on a common goal.

  • "Summer Nexus opened my eyes to the community around me and has given me a better understanding of myself. I can confidently say that I am not the same person I was when I started this program."

    West Hartford student (age 17)
    West Hartford student (age 17)
  • "There’s nothing more satisfying than having your work be something that you’re passionate about and something that improves the community that you live in. That’s definitely one of my favorite parts of making the transition to nonprofit.”

    Tracie Cloutier
    Tracie Cloutier Encore!Hartford Fellow
  • "Receiving classroom instruction at different nonprofit locations several each week, we were able to develop hands-on experience and practical knowledge. One of the most positive takeaways from my experience is seeing the passion the staff has for the mission of the organization"

    Mario J. Chiappetti
    Mario J. Chiappetti Encore!Hartford Fellow
  • "I loved getting to work on a community service project with my peers in the Common Ground program. People think teenagers aren't motivated to change the community — but look at us. Look what we have accomplished!"

    Glastonbury student (age 16)
    Glastonbury student (age 16)
  • "Common Ground really changed my life. I am friends with people I never would have met. They are now more than my friends: they are my family."

    East Hartford student (age 15)
    East Hartford student (age 15)
  • “The Summit program was wonderful. I enjoyed the thought-provoking discussions and am grateful for its contribution to my personal growth.”

    Michelle Zettergren
    Michelle Zettergren Executive Healthcare Leader, Business Developer, Brighton Health Plan Solutions
  • “I am grateful for all the thoughtfulness brought to Summit. We all trusted Leadership Greater Hartford to take us on a productive journey and you did just that.”

    Ed Klonoski
    Ed Klonoski President, Charter Oak State College
  • "It's been a wonderful process for us. We were able to secure four board members [through Leaders On Board]. It's a wonderful program any organization would want to take advantage of."

    Lorna Little
    Lorna Little Executive Director, St. Agnes Home
  • “I had the privilege of working with an incredibly diverse, talented, committed group of leaders who all came to Quest with different backgrounds, expectations, and leadership styles.”

    Maureen Caye
    Maureen Caye Associate Director, Underwriting National Accounts, UnitedHealthcare
  • “The Quest program has allowed me to make valuable connections around the Greater Hartford region while enabling me to grow both personally and professionally. Being part of the task force helped to develop my skills as a community leader, while giving back and contributing to the growth of the city.”

    Kristyn Neal
    Kristyn Neal Realtor and Property Specialist at Executive Real Estate, Quest 2015
  • “By participating in the Hartford Encounter tours, Cigna employees have been able to connect with the community and see the impact that Cigna leaders are having to improve the neighborhoods around us. Being a part of the community is good business, for so many reasons.”

    David Figliuzzi
    David Figliuzzi Chief Diversity Officer, Cigna
  • "The entire Junior Achievement staff participated in a recent Hartford Encounters program and it was amazing.  We received a behind-the-scenes tour of the city and more than a half-dozen historical sites.  It was eye-opening, informative and fun. I would highly recommend this program for anyone looking to learn more about the great city of Hartford."

    Jeremy Race
    Jeremy Race President & CEO, Junior Achievement
  • “Summer Nexus opened my eyes to the community around me and has given me a better understanding of myself. I can confidently say that I am not the same person I was when I started this program.”

    West Hartford student (age 17)
    West Hartford student (age 17)
  • "The Executive Orientation Program provided a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know other influential and passionate executives in the Hartford community and to build relationships that have extended beyond the program. The experience gave me up close and personal insights into the community."

    Susan Lane
    Susan Lane Director of Public Relations & Community Engagement, Hoffman Auto Group
  • "The Executive Orientation Program enabled me to develop a relationship with other city leaders who are looking to make an impact in their community, workplace, and personal growth. The program re-connected me with the "new" Hartford and all it has to offer."

    Bruce Bernier
    Bruce Bernier Director, Central Division Operations, Eversource Energy
  • "Summer Nexus helped me prepare for life. The lessons taught me a lot about college, but also about decision making and problem solving. Our community service project helped me to take the initiative and practice these skills."

    Avon student (age 16)
    Avon student (age 16)
  • “I learned what this city needs. The city has the equivalent potential to be as popular as Boston or NYC and has the people and leaders with the know-how to get there. And thanks to Leadership Greater Hartford, I’m proud to be a part of that process.”

    Tyler Wrenn
    Tyler Wrenn Sophomore, Trinity College
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💥💥THIS WEEK💥💥

👉Join us THIS Thursday, October 5th to hear from our featured Leader in Focus, Galo Rodriguez, President & CEO of The Village for Families & Children. Before retiring at the end of this year, Galo will share some reflections on his 17 years leading The Village, and highlight some of the organization’s most significant accomplishments, including the recent opening of a walk-in Urgent Crisis Center to support children and teens experiencing urgent mental or behavioral health crises.

🥨The evening will include refreshments, mingling, a conversation with Galo, and an opportunity to learn more about the first Urgent Crisis Center of its kind in CT.

👉 To register, click here: bit.ly/3ZmBtsf

$20 for LGH Members
$35 for Non-Members

#leadership #leadersinfocus #lgh #community #connections #hartfordhasit #hartfordct #leader
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💥💥THIS WEEK💥💥

👉Join us THIS Thursday, October 5th to hear from our featured Leader in Focus, Galo Rodriguez, President & CEO of The Village for Families & Children. Before retiring at the end of this year, Galo will share some reflections on his 17 years leading The Village, and highlight some of the organization’s most significant accomplishments, including the recent opening of a walk-in Urgent Crisis Center to support children and teens experiencing urgent mental or behavioral health crises.

🥨The evening will include refreshments, mingling, a conversation with Galo, and an opportunity to learn more about the first Urgent Crisis Center of its kind in CT.

👉 To register, click here: https://bit.ly/3ZmBtsf

$20 for LGH Members
$35 for Non-Members

#leadership #leadersinfocus #lgh #community #connections #hartfordhasit #hartfordct #leader

Thanks to program alumni and friends who joined us at the Hartford Athletic game where LGH was a featured nonprofit!

It was a beautiful and fun night in our capital city!

#LGH #leadership #community #Connections #HartfordAthletic #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #hartfordhasit #hartfordct
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Thanks to program alumni and friends who joined us at the Hartford Athletic game where LGH was a featured nonprofit!
 
It was a beautiful and fun night in our capital city!

#lgh #leadership #community #connections #hartfordathletic #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #hartfordhasit #hartfordctImage attachmentImage attachment

3 CommentsComment on Facebook

Fun game!!! And great event

I see our task force representing! Ciao from Italy! 💕

Such a fun night!

5 days ago
Leadership Greater Hartford

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Executive Orientation enjoyed a wonderful second session exploring more of the Capital City. The topic of the day was Education and Workforce Development and as you can see from the pictures, the day was filled with fun, laughter, meaningful conversations and delicious food. Thank you to all of our guest speakers, hosts and Chef!

Women's League Inc Child Development Centerenter - Karen Lott, Executive DireAmerican Job Center Hartfordtford – Sean Joyce, Program Director
SWIFT Factory – www.swiftfactory.org
Chef Walt - www.chefwalt.Hartford Public Schoolshools – www.hartfordschools.org - Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent
... See MoreSee Less

Executive Orientation enjoyed a wonderful second session exploring more of the Capital City. The topic of the day was Education and Workforce Development and as you can see from the pictures, the day was filled with fun, laughter, meaningful conversations and delicious food. Thank you to all of our guest speakers, hosts and Chef!

Womens League Inc Child Development Center - Karen Lott, Executive Director
American Job Center Hartford – Sean Joyce, Program Director
SWIFT Factory – www.swiftfactory.org
Chef Walt - https://www.chefwalt.biz/
Hartford Public Schools – www.hartfordschools.org - Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, SuperintendentImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

🤩Staff Spotlight: Meet MAE!

Role: Senior Program Director, Quest and Leaders On Board

Worked at LGH for: 16 years!

Enneagram core type: I identify as an Enneagram 2. I strive to encompass the best of this type and seek to be thoughtful and kind. I know I can also be a little chatty – also a hallmark of a 2!

Outside of work: I enjoy spending time with family and friends! We spend a lot of time outside swimming 🌊 and enjoy spending time with our menagerie of animals!

Biggest influence: My parents. They taught me about kindness, compassion and love.💕

Favorite Hartford spot: Aurora’s on Capitol Ave! Best breakfast around! 🍳

How have you grown personally from being a part of the LGH team? I learn and grow alongside my colleagues everyday at LGH. I’ve learned so much about our community and the rich residents, small businesses, restaurants, and institutions that strengthen the fabric of this region. I’ve learned a lot about collaboration and drawing on the gifts and skills of my team. I’m fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented, passionate and dynamic community oriented leaders I’ve ever had the joy of knowing!

👇Comment below your favorite thing about Mae whether you just learned it today, or you know her personally.

#lgh #leadership #connections #community #lghstaff #staffspotlight #hartfordct
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🤩Staff Spotlight: Meet MAE!

Role: Senior Program Director, Quest and Leaders On Board 

Worked at LGH for: 16 years! 

Enneagram core type: I identify as an Enneagram 2. I strive to encompass the best of this type and seek to be thoughtful and kind. I know I can also be a little chatty – also a hallmark of a 2! 

Outside of work: I enjoy spending time with family and friends! We spend a lot of time outside swimming 🌊 and enjoy spending time with our menagerie of animals! 

Biggest influence: My parents. They taught me about kindness, compassion and love.💕

Favorite Hartford spot: Aurora’s on Capitol Ave! Best breakfast around! 🍳 

How have you grown personally from being a part of the LGH team? I learn and grow alongside my colleagues everyday at LGH. I’ve learned so much about our community and the rich residents, small businesses, restaurants, and institutions that strengthen the fabric of this region. I’ve learned a lot about collaboration and drawing on the gifts and skills of my team. I’m fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented, passionate and dynamic community oriented leaders I’ve ever had the joy of knowing!

👇Comment below your favorite thing about Mae whether you just learned it today, or you know her personally.

#lgh #leadership #connections #community #lghstaff #staffspotlight #hartfordctImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

11 CommentsComment on Facebook

Loved meeting you!

Mae is incredibly thoughtful and caring. She has a heart of gold! She also has an incredible memory and seems to know a little about everything. 💖

Wonderful tribute!!! And hello from a fellow Type 2!!! I had a sense we were connected that way! 🙂

Mae is extremely talented!! And I never knew we were both 2s!!! Although that makes sense now that I think about it! Lol!❤️

Marvelous Mae! 🌟

Mae’s winning smile!!!! 🥰

Mae is a warm and inviting person. She’s a supportive friend and super mama. I miss working together!

Mae is a gem and I miss her too!

❤️❤️❤️

Mae is the nicest, kindest person I’ve ever met and I miss her!

Mae is the bomb dot com! She is always smiling - and she makes me smile when I see her. ❤️

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💥💥THIS WEEK💥💥

👉Join us THIS Thursday, October 5th to hear from our featured Leader in Focus, Galo Rodriguez, President & CEO of The Village for Families & Children. Before retiring at the end of this year, Galo will share some reflections on his 17 years leading The Village, and highlight some of the organization’s most significant accomplishments, including the recent opening of a walk-in Urgent Crisis Center to support children and teens experiencing urgent mental or behavioral health crises.

🥨The evening will include refreshments, mingling, a conversation with Galo, and an opportunity to learn more about the first Urgent Crisis Center of its kind in CT.

👉 To register, click here: bit.ly/3ZmBtsf

$20 for LGH Members
$35 for Non-Members

#leadership #leadersinfocus #lgh #community #connections #hartfordhasit #hartfordct #leader
... See MoreSee Less

💥💥THIS WEEK💥💥

👉Join us THIS Thursday, October 5th to hear from our featured Leader in Focus, Galo Rodriguez, President & CEO of The Village for Families & Children. Before retiring at the end of this year, Galo will share some reflections on his 17 years leading The Village, and highlight some of the organization’s most significant accomplishments, including the recent opening of a walk-in Urgent Crisis Center to support children and teens experiencing urgent mental or behavioral health crises.

🥨The evening will include refreshments, mingling, a conversation with Galo, and an opportunity to learn more about the first Urgent Crisis Center of its kind in CT.

👉 To register, click here: https://bit.ly/3ZmBtsf

$20 for LGH Members
$35 for Non-Members

#leadership #leadersinfocus #lgh #community #connections #hartfordhasit #hartfordct #leader

Thanks to program alumni and friends who joined us at the Hartford Athletic game where LGH was a featured nonprofit!

It was a beautiful and fun night in our capital city!

#LGH #leadership #community #Connections #HartfordAthletic #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #hartfordhasit #hartfordct
... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to program alumni and friends who joined us at the Hartford Athletic game where LGH was a featured nonprofit!
 
It was a beautiful and fun night in our capital city!

#lgh #leadership #community #connections #hartfordathletic #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #hartfordhasit #hartfordctImage attachmentImage attachment

3 CommentsComment on Facebook

Fun game!!! And great event

I see our task force representing! Ciao from Italy! 💕

Such a fun night!

5 days ago
Leadership Greater Hartford

... See MoreSee Less

Executive Orientation enjoyed a wonderful second session exploring more of the Capital City. The topic of the day was Education and Workforce Development and as you can see from the pictures, the day was filled with fun, laughter, meaningful conversations and delicious food. Thank you to all of our guest speakers, hosts and Chef!

Women's League Inc Child Development Centerenter - Karen Lott, Executive DireAmerican Job Center Hartfordtford – Sean Joyce, Program Director
SWIFT Factory – www.swiftfactory.org
Chef Walt - www.chefwalt.Hartford Public Schoolshools – www.hartfordschools.org - Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent
... See MoreSee Less

Executive Orientation enjoyed a wonderful second session exploring more of the Capital City. The topic of the day was Education and Workforce Development and as you can see from the pictures, the day was filled with fun, laughter, meaningful conversations and delicious food. Thank you to all of our guest speakers, hosts and Chef!

Womens League Inc Child Development Center - Karen Lott, Executive Director
American Job Center Hartford – Sean Joyce, Program Director
SWIFT Factory – www.swiftfactory.org
Chef Walt - https://www.chefwalt.biz/
Hartford Public Schools – www.hartfordschools.org - Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, SuperintendentImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

🤩Staff Spotlight: Meet MAE!

Role: Senior Program Director, Quest and Leaders On Board

Worked at LGH for: 16 years!

Enneagram core type: I identify as an Enneagram 2. I strive to encompass the best of this type and seek to be thoughtful and kind. I know I can also be a little chatty – also a hallmark of a 2!

Outside of work: I enjoy spending time with family and friends! We spend a lot of time outside swimming 🌊 and enjoy spending time with our menagerie of animals!

Biggest influence: My parents. They taught me about kindness, compassion and love.💕

Favorite Hartford spot: Aurora’s on Capitol Ave! Best breakfast around! 🍳

How have you grown personally from being a part of the LGH team? I learn and grow alongside my colleagues everyday at LGH. I’ve learned so much about our community and the rich residents, small businesses, restaurants, and institutions that strengthen the fabric of this region. I’ve learned a lot about collaboration and drawing on the gifts and skills of my team. I’m fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented, passionate and dynamic community oriented leaders I’ve ever had the joy of knowing!

👇Comment below your favorite thing about Mae whether you just learned it today, or you know her personally.

#lgh #leadership #connections #community #lghstaff #staffspotlight #hartfordct
... See MoreSee Less

🤩Staff Spotlight: Meet MAE!

Role: Senior Program Director, Quest and Leaders On Board 

Worked at LGH for: 16 years! 

Enneagram core type: I identify as an Enneagram 2. I strive to encompass the best of this type and seek to be thoughtful and kind. I know I can also be a little chatty – also a hallmark of a 2! 

Outside of work: I enjoy spending time with family and friends! We spend a lot of time outside swimming 🌊 and enjoy spending time with our menagerie of animals! 

Biggest influence: My parents. They taught me about kindness, compassion and love.💕

Favorite Hartford spot: Aurora’s on Capitol Ave! Best breakfast around! 🍳 

How have you grown personally from being a part of the LGH team? I learn and grow alongside my colleagues everyday at LGH. I’ve learned so much about our community and the rich residents, small businesses, restaurants, and institutions that strengthen the fabric of this region. I’ve learned a lot about collaboration and drawing on the gifts and skills of my team. I’m fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented, passionate and dynamic community oriented leaders I’ve ever had the joy of knowing!

👇Comment below your favorite thing about Mae whether you just learned it today, or you know her personally.

#lgh #leadership #connections #community #lghstaff #staffspotlight #hartfordctImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

11 CommentsComment on Facebook

Loved meeting you!

Mae is incredibly thoughtful and caring. She has a heart of gold! She also has an incredible memory and seems to know a little about everything. 💖

Wonderful tribute!!! And hello from a fellow Type 2!!! I had a sense we were connected that way! 🙂

Mae is extremely talented!! And I never knew we were both 2s!!! Although that makes sense now that I think about it! Lol!❤️

Marvelous Mae! 🌟

Mae’s winning smile!!!! 🥰

Mae is a warm and inviting person. She’s a supportive friend and super mama. I miss working together!

Mae is a gem and I miss her too!

❤️❤️❤️

Mae is the nicest, kindest person I’ve ever met and I miss her!

Mae is the bomb dot com! She is always smiling - and she makes me smile when I see her. ❤️

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