Achieve Hartford! is an independent nonprofit committed to closing the achievement gap in Hartford and ensuring every student has access to a quality education. Achieve Hartford! believes strong schools lead to a strong city.
Armed with a new brand identity and emboldened by the support of the city's corporate and civic community, Achieve Hartford! was searching for a new opportunity to raise awareness and build collective action to improve Hartford schools.
Civic Mind designed a new signature event: Inspire Hartford, a celebration of the city's education innovators. Themed 'zones' featured students and community partners whose work reflects the cutting edge of education advancement; guests could interact with programs teaching entrepreneurship, arts integration, STEM principles, nutrition and athletics. The inaugural year featured celebrity speaker Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and raised nearly $70,000 to support Achieve Hartford!