May News at Hall

May News at Hall

We are looking forward to an exciting summer here at Hall Neighborhood House. Our annual Summer Camp is on the horizon, and we can’t wait to provide kids in Bridgeport with fun, enriching programs all summer long!

In addition to Summer Camp, we’re also excited about our new exercise program for seniors, additional mental health resources for our neighbors, more hands-on experiments in our Hall of Science, continued support for families on the East Side of Bridgeport, and our upcoming Breakfast of Champions event featuring Coach Jim Calhoun!

Every day is an adventure here at Hall Neighborhood House, and we are honored to share the latest with you.

Thank you for your partnership, we couldn’t do this without you!

Summer Camp is Coming Soon!

Summer Camp starts next month! We’re busy preparing for a fun, safe, and enriching summer—and we can’t wait to welcome kids to our programs!

Hall Summer Camp gives kids and families in our community a combination of intentional tutoring and fun activities. We’re so excited about a summer full of field trips, STEM classes, cooking classes, tutoring, and lots of play—and we know are kids are, too!

Senior Exercise Program

Thank you to the amazing volunteers from the Sacred Heart University College of Nursing who stopped by to give our seniors a talk on exercise! They shared information about the importance of regular exercise, then helped seniors start moving by practicing their new skills in the gym! We are grateful for these dedicated and caring volunteers and their generosity of time and expertise.

Kelly’s Kids Petting Zoo

Hall Neighborhood House students loved a recent visit from the incredible team at Kelly’s Kids Petting Zoo. They brought a variety of animals for our toddlers to meet, pet, and learn about. We’re not sure who had more fun during the visit—our kids or their teachers! Thank you to Kelly’s Kids for their generosity.

Easter Bunny visits Hall

The Easter Bunny was a surprise guest at our Easter Egg Hunt party. The kids loved meeting the colorfully dressed bunny as they enjoyed sweet treats and hunted for eggs!

These kinds of events are part of what makes Hall Neighborhood House special—and we are grateful to provide a space where all members of our community can gather together and celebrate occasions, big and small.

Earth Day at Hall

At Hall Neighborhood House, we teach our students that a clean planet is a healthy planet! We used Earth Day as another opportunity to share the importance of taking care of our planet. The next generation is learning how to create environmentally friendly habits!

Wee Engineers

The Wee Engineers curriculum is coming to our classrooms! The Museum of Boston recently visited Hall Neighborhood House to train our Early Childhood teachers on the curriculum. We are so grateful to give our students the opportunity to learn engineering through this fun and innovative course!

Message from Ian

Have a fantastic school year! You can do anything you put your mind to so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Be kind and supportive to one another and you’ll be successful!

Communications and Fundraising Internship

MISSION STATEMENT

Hall Neighborhood House exists to provide comprehensive services that educate, enrich, and empower residents of all ages on the East Side of Bridgeport and the surrounding community.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

The student intern will be tasked with providing administrative support for Hall’s communications and fundraising work. The intern may be asked to assist with the following tasks:

Communications

  • Generating ongoing social media content for our marketing team including blogs, interviews and campaign specific content
  • Supporting Hall’s plan for promoting Giving Tuesday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and other event-based marketing opportunities through content creation, campaign ideas and active participation in marketing planning
  • Creating marketing materials for donor engagement + stewardship
  • Filming or editing videos and photos.

Fundraising

  • Providing administrative support for fundraising campaigns including:
    • Mailing thank you letters
    • Logging donations in the database
    • Event planning support
  • Supporting the team in creating donor communication to activate fundraising and acknowledge support.
  • Identifying, researching and compiling leads for potential funding sources, including researching foundation databases, community leaders, local franchises, and corporate sponsors.
  • Supporting the grant writing team in writing grants by collecting reports from Program Directors and staff
  • Further tasks will be defined by the student and supervisor(s).

HOURS AND TERMS

This is a paid, full-time internship that goes from August 30 – December 17  that has potential to turn into a full-time hire at the beginning of 2022, based on performance and evaluation against specific project completion.

Location

The student internship is based out of Hall’s office at 52 George E Pipkins Way, Bridgeport CT. However, some tasks may require traveling off-site to other locations and some work may be completed remotely.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Knowledge

  • Understanding and supporting the mission of Hall Neighborhood House.
  • A commitment to social justice and community development.
  • Experience with creating and maintaining spreadsheets, developing communications materials, managing simple projects with minimal supervision, and providing outstanding customer service.
  • Excellent organizational and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, social media platforms, and graphic design computer applications.
  • Experience with video editing software is a plus.
  • Background in marketing or communication is a plus.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter to Amy Dominguez, Development Advisor, at development@hnhonline.org by September 4th. Only complete applications will be considered. No phone calls, please. The cover letter should introduce the potential candidate, describe their relevant qualifications and experience.

Hall Neighborhood House is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employment policies and procedures ensuring all qualified persons are accorded equal opportunity for employment, promotion, and training.