November 2023 News from Hall

by | Nov 30, 2023 | News | 0 comments

It’s been another busy month at Hall Neighborhood House! We celebrated our partnership with Southwest Community Health Center and the accessible care it brings our neighbors, and our students are continuing to develop their STEM skills in our state-of-the-art Alan Wallack STEM Learning Center.

As we enter the sprint toward the end of the year—with its multitudes of holidays, celebrations, and commitments—I want to pause for a moment to express my gratitude for you. Thank you for being part of our community, for supporting our mission, and for continuously stepping up to help us make life better for our neighbors.

We appreciate you!

With gratitude,

Bob Dzurenda
Executive Director


Welcoming Southwest Community Health Center to Hall

We are thrilled to partner with Southwest Community Health Center (SWCHC) to provide comprehensive health care to all of our families at Hall Neighborhood House! We loved getting to celebrate this partnership on November 9 with a special Grand Welcoming event.

Learn more about our partnership with SWCHC and the health services we provide our neighbors in our latest Leadership Profile—featuring Dianne Lillicraf, our Health Services Manager!

Keeping our Community Healthy

At our recent vaccine clinic we provided flu shots to our community! This service is convenient for neighbors of all ages, but it’s an especially important service for our seniors who appreciate the accessibility of care. They know they can get care they trust at Hall.


Supporting STEM Education in Bridgeport Public Schools

The Harding High School Robotics Club is up and running!

Four students in the new club—Eythan, Sezar, Christopher, and Maria—unwrapped a FarmBot Genesis, an open-source robotic farming system that is capable of autonomous planting, watering, weeding, and soil sensing. The robot uses Artificial Intelligence to lay out and plant a crop, monitor growth, and provide feedback on crop health and growth.

Over the coming months, students from Warren Harding High School will be working on building the FarmBot mechanical systems and designing the planting bed. In addition, students from Bullard-Havens Technical High School will help build the planting bed in their wood shop, and students focused on IT will help with coding, software development, and internet connectivity.

We are so excited about enhancing STEM education in Bridgeport Public Schools!

Honoring Ruby Bridges

We celebrated Ruby Bridges Walks to School Day on November 14 by taking a walk around the Hall building to commemorate Ruby Bridges’ courage and the progress we have made towards equality!

We are so thankful to have brave leaders like Ruby Bridges, and we hope to inspire our children to change the world just like she did over 60 years ago.

Behind the Scenes at SHU

The middle schoolers in our after-school program got to take a special trip to Sacred Heart University to watch a theater rehearsal! It was so cool to see talented actors in action—and our students loved getting a behind-the-scenes look at a real production!