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


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.


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:


  • 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.


  • 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).


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.


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.


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 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. 

What’s Happening at Hall: August 2021

What’s Happening at Hall: August 2021


We’re making the most of summer here at Hall Neighborhood House!

Our summer camp students are having so much fun taking field trips, creating art projects, and practicing their leadership skills. In addition, they are learning math, reading, and science to help them prepare for school after an incredibly difficult year of learning in the midst of the pandemic.

We are providing our students with a safe place to enjoy the summer—and essential academic support that will allow them to take on a new school year with confidence.

Now, as we look ahead to the fall, we’re making big plans and are excited to continue serving our community together. Thank you for being part of our story! We couldn’t do it without you.

Bob Dzurenda
Executive Director

Join Project Playground

Children in our community deserve a fun, safe place to play. Unfortunately, our playground is in a state of disrepair—and we need your help to fix it. This summer, we’re asking supporters like you to join Project Playground—a campaign to fix our playground and give kids a great place to play. Your gift will help us start making essential repairs on our play structures and ensure that our community can continue to enjoy our facilities.

Does your child need a physical?

Bridgeport Public Schools require physicals for all new students, and every student entering Kindergarten, grade 6, and grade 10. You can get a physical on-site at Hall Neighborhood House at your convenience!

Schedule a physical by filling out the physical request form and returning it to your student’s teacher. Not part of our programs? No problem! Anyone can make an appointment at Hall Neighborhood House by calling 203-621-3998.

Summer Campers explore Bridgeport!

Our summer campers are taking exciting field trips all around our city and surrounding area! We visited the Beardsley Zoo and saw cool animals like tigers, goats, alligators, and unique reptiles. We also took a trip to Earthplace, a nature discovery and environmental learning center, where we learned about caring for the plants and animals around us.

Our values: Integrity

Our values are very important to us! They help guide us as we look toward the future. In our latest values series blog post we’re talking about integrity, what it means to us, and how we hold ourselves to the highest standards. We demonstrate integrity by speaking honestly, offering quality programs, and committing to transparency. You can read more about what integrity means to us on our website.

Our Summer Camp philosophy

We love sharing Hall Neighborhood House’s story with our community! In an opinion piece published in the CT Post last month, Adiel Dominguez, our Youth Services Director, discussed how our summer camp program gives kids much-needed educational and social support within a traditional summer camp experience. Read our latest Connecticut Post Op-Ed.

Healthy Smiles

This month we were all smiles after a visit from Maryann Lehmann, D.D.S., who distributed over 300 toothbrushes to our students as part of her practice’s TwoTHBRUSHES charitable giving program! After a demonstration of proper tooth brushing technique, Dr. Lehmann sent each student home with toothpaste and a toothbrush. We’re thankful she was able to visit and teach us about dental hygiene!