Project Horizon completed academic year 2008-2009 with a number of outcomes of note.
Grants and Scholarship:
Breda, K.L. (2009) “Teaching social justice and peace in public health courses through community service learning” Strategies for Peace, Global Sustainability & Conflict. A paper presented at the conference Transformation: Teaching Peace across Disciplines: A College & University Symposium, Session: Public Health 20102, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, April 3, 2009 (Platform presentation)
Breda, K.L. (2008) State of Connecticut Department of Social Services Contract
#155UOH-ESS_22/08 Contract period 9/30/09 to 5/31/90 Amount $30,680
Awards/Acknowledgments from partner organizations:
The Open Hearth, Hartford, Connecticut
Department of nursing students Veron Raymond R.N and Linda Morris, RN and faculty member
Karen Lucas Breda Ph, RN were acknowledged for the innovative work they conducted through
Project Horizon at “The Open Hearth” a living facility for men in Hartford, Connecticut. This included
a video interview and clip of students and faculty conducting Project Horizon activities previewed
at the 3rd Annual Overcomer Breakfast May 14, 2009, Marriot Hartford Downtown, Hartford CT.
South Park Inn, Hartford, Connecticut
Project Horizon - South Park Inn Photography Exhibit: a series of photographs taken by men participating in the transitional living program of the South Park Inn. Coordinated by Sue
Landolina and exhibited at the South Park Inn “25 Years of South Park Inn” dinner and auction
held on April 30, 2009 at The Hartford Club, Hartford, Connecticut.
My Sister’s Place, Inc., Hartford, Connecticut
Faculty member Karen Lucas Breda received the 2009 Dreamaker Award at “A Year of A Million
Dreams, “My Sister’s Place Gala” held on March 20, 2009 at the Marriot Hartford Downtown,
Hartford CT. This included a video interview and clip of Breda and students conducting Project Horizon activities previewed at the My Sister’s Place Gala” held on March 20, 2009.
Sample Outcomes and Innovative Projects
BSN students completed an innovative project in an urban school on “Teaching Asthma in a School Setting” with children using the “Open Airways for Schools” curriculum. Outcomes showed increased asthma management skills and well being through peer support and education. (Students: Lori Pawlow R.N. and Lillian Swan, R.N.) BSN students completed a cost-effective, sustainable project called “Blooming through Garden Therapy” in a transitional living center for adults living with the diagnoses of mental illness and substance abuse. Participants showed increased socialization and physical activity, and a reconnection with the environment. (Students: Elise Avery R.N. and Rosalie Lamphier, RN)BSN students completed an important project on hand hygiene. Using the theme “Clean Hands Saves Lives” the ongoing project not only educated staff and guests about the need for improved hand hygiene, but also installed a series of hand sanitizers in the dining area of a community housing emergency shelter and transitional living guests. Proposed outcomes are to improve hand hygiene and to decrease the spread of communicable diseases. (Students: Linda Morris R.N. and Veron Raymond R. N.)