2017 Calendar of Events

Event Details for 2017

Stay tuned for 2017 calendar of events.Week of December 16, 2011 : �Tis The Season To Be Reading� events which encourages communities and schools across the state to host activities that promote early literacy/reading, college readiness preparation, science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) and character building throughout the holiday season and beyond. An emphasis is placed on events for vulnerable populations that comprise the achievement gap (i.e. priority school districts, shelters, transitional homes, foster homes, low-income communities, and highly populated communities of color).

Furthermore, to address barriers that prevent parents, families and communities from accessing much needed resource information, CTPU will engage communities this season through our innovative �All Aboard - Parent Express Bus�. Sponsorships Due By: December 2, 2011)

The week of December 16th, the All Aboard - Parent Express Bus will visit locations, throughout Connecticut, most in need of resources and give presentations, information, resource packets and incentives. Sites will include: Early Childhood centers, homeless and transitional shelters, community based centers and housing complexes. The goal of CTPU is to help ensure that young children will be ready for kindergarten, parents will have access to child development supports and parents of k-12 children will have access to resources and information to ensure their child continues to stay engaged this 2011-2012 school year.



  1. Call your child’s school and request a copy of her/his CMT or CAPT scores.
  2. Call your child’s school or school district to ask about the SES (Free Tutoring) sign-up deadline
  3. Call your child’s school or school district and request a copy of the District Improvement Plan.
  4. Call your child’s school or school district and request a copy of your Building Improvement Plan.

Parents, important questions to ask your School Community:

  • How is your School Doing Under "No Child Left Behind"?
  • What is Your Child's Reading Level?
  • Is Your Child Reading at Grade Level?
  • Is Your Child's School A Welcoming School?
  • Is your child eligible for FREE tutoring?
  • Is your school Cultural Sensitive?

Your Child's Future Will Depend on what you DO NOW to Support their Education. Your Voice Does Matter and Your Vote Counts.
Contact your ELECTED OFFICIALS TODAY and tell them you want your children to go to Good Schools.

Failing Schools should not be an OPTION.

Contact Education Committee Chairmen:
Senator Gayle S. Slossberg
(860) 240-.....

Representative Andrew Fleischmann
(860) 240-...

For more info contact
Gwen Samuel
Telephone: 203-443-3203
Email: info@stateofblackct.org

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"The State of
Black Connecticut"

Public Forum - Part 1
April 25, 2009

On April 25th, 150 parents, advocates, labor, policy makers, business, and the faith community, across Connecticut, concerned about high disparities within the minority community participated in a two panel discussion about issues related to Education , Employment, Health, and Poverty including a keynote address by Hartford High School Principal Dr. Steve Perry. This critically needed dialogue was held Saturday, April 25, at Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church in Middletown called "The State of Black Connecticut: Surviving and Thriving during the Economic Crisis".

Congressman Chris Murphy gave remarks from Washington; a Representative from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro was in attendance as well as Middletown Representative Matt Lesser. Middletown Mayor Giuliano gave a welcome. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives James Amann was present. Ahmad Salaam, age 7 of Edna Stevens Elementary School-Cromwell, recited the Declaration of Independence. CNN donated book bags to promote Black in America 2'. premiering July 22 & 23 2009, Soledad O'Brien reports, Dr. Steve Perry will be featured in this upcoming segment.


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