PROJECTS

BIRTH OF PROJECT HORIZON

Using a collaborative team approach, I facilitated the creation of Project Horizon, a grant funded community outreach initiative at the University of Hartford . While Project Horizon is a part of the College of Education , Nursing and Health Professions, it is open to faculty, students and staff from across the university. The multidisciplinary nature of Project Horizon is unique as it offers the university and the broader community the opportunity for an innovative form of neighborhood engagement. The focus of Project Horizon is on community wellness and quality of life as well as on humanitarian and social justice concerns. April 11, 2003 marked the formal debut of Project Horizon in Wilde Auditorium in conjunction with the Music for a Change concert by Baillie and the Boys. The successful debut was well attended by the university and broader community.

MISSION OF PROJECT HORIZON

The mission of Project Horizon is to enhance the quality of life and health status of children and families living in poor neighborhoods in Hartford and beyond and to open the eyes and hearts of the University of Hartford community by engaging them in socially-conscious advocacy and service.

PROJECT HORIZON

Project Horizon is a University of Hartford community outreach initiative that serves poor families and children with hands-on caring and education. Through the College of Education , Nursing and Health Professions, faculty, staff and students work in partnership with community members. We are present in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, neighborhood centers, transitional living centers and schools. Focusing on health, quality of life and social advocacy, Project Horizon makes over 2000 contacts per year in Hartford and beyond. Project Horizon has a unique way of serving vulnerable groups by sharing knowledge and resources from the entire university. Service learning internships and volunteer experiences are available. (860) 768-4213 www.projecthorizon.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PROJECT HORIZON

Visit our website at www.projecthorizon.org

or email Dr. Karen Lucas Breda at breda@hartford.edu

 

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