September 2023 News from Hall

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This fall, we launched a new initiative that will impact thousands of youth across Bridgeport. In partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and in memory of Alan Wallack, we’re expanding STEM education to students in our community through The Alan Wallack STEM Learning Centers. This innovative partnership between public and private institutions will change the way STEM is taught throughout the country.

We value lifelong learning here at Hall and believe that STEM skills are some of the most important building blocks for learning. We’re proud to instill this knowledge in our community. Keep reading to learn more about The Alan Wallack STEM Learning Centers and our big, bold plans for the future! 

Your steadfast support has laid the groundwork for this expansion. Thank you for being part of our community and investing in education at Hall!

With gratitude,
Bob Dzurenda 
Executive Director

The Alan Wallack STEM Learning Center

In partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, we are thrilled to unveil The Alan Wallack STEM Learning Center at Hall Neighborhood House—the first of its kind in our community, and our first step toward putting a similar STEM Center in every public school in Bridgeport. Ultimately, we hope to honor Alan’s legacy by impacting over 18,000 students in over 30 Bridgeport Public Schools. 

We are also grateful to Alan’s close friends John and Connie DeMattia. They have been instrumental in bringing The Alan Wallack STEM Learning Centers to life.

The Ribbon Cutting

We had so much fun at our ribbon cutting! Missed the event? Watch it here! ➡

Alan’s Legacy

Alan Wallack created a legacy for students of all ages in our community, and we are thrilled to honor his memory through The Alan Wallack STEM Learning Center at Hall Neighborhood House.

Born and raised in Bridgeport, Alan dedicated his entire 54-year career to the youth of Bridgeport, serving as Athletic Director of the city for 37 years before overseeing the construction of schools and ball fields as Construction Coordinator for 17 years.

The week before his untimely passing on March 24, 2023, he was nominated to become a board member at Hall Neighborhood House. His friendship, compassion, wit, charm, and service to the youth of Bridgeport are sorely missed, but we are inspired by his example to continue creating facilities and opportunities for students throughout our community. Our hope is that these STEM Centers will serve students for another 54 years and beyond.

Meet the STEM Team

David and Lynn are the dynamic duo behind our innovative STEM programming! Read their leadership profile to meet them and learn more about the future of our STEM program.

Take a Tour!

We invite you to stop by Hall Neighborhood House for a tour to see STEM in action! Call 203-345-2045 to schedule a tour. We’re excited to show you our cool technology and exciting experiments!