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

Alan was born and raised in Bridgeport, graduating from Bassick High School and Salem College. He then went on to receive two masters degrees from the University of Bridgeport. After college, he served the City of Bridgeport Board of Education for 37 years as the city-wide athletic director, then worked an additional 17 years as the construction coordinator, overseeing the construction of schools and ball fields throughout Bridgeport. At the same time, he was extensively involved in the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and was a force behind the Foundation building six youth development parks in Bridgeport and Hartford.

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. 

Alan is survived by his wife Marilyn and daughters Traci and Rachel. 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.

Alan Wallack