Hall Neighborhood House Inc

Together we can make life better.

Bridgeport, CT   |  www.hnhonline.org

Mission

Hall Neighborhood House exists to provide comprehensive services that educate, enrich, and empower residents of all ages of the East Side of Bridgeport and the surrounding community.

Ruling year info

1948

Executive Director

Mr. Robert Dzurenda

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Joseph Keyes

Main address

52 George E Pipkin's Way

Bridgeport, CT 06608 USA

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EIN

06-0676851

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Hall Neighborhood House is a safe place for people of all ages to learn, build community, access key services and support, and grow. We are driven by our belief that the people on the East Side of Bridgeport and the surrounding areas deserve community, education, and support. Through comprehensive programs for infants, children, youth, families, and seniors, Hall Neighborhood House walks with our neighbors for their entire lives. Hall Neighborhood House has been serving Bridgeport for more than 130 years, and we continue to be an innovative leader in our community.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Early Childhood

Children can participate in our early childhood programs as young as six weeks old. These early learning programs help them prepare for kindergarten and successful school careers. Through our programs, children learn structure and routine, spark their love of learning, develop social skills, and learn to be effective communicators.

Early childhood programs meet the following gold standards:
-Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
-Meets all criteria set forth by the Office of Early Childhood in the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS)
-Children are assessed using the Teaching Gold Assessment Tool and the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Tool (PAF), along with the Ages and Stages Screening Tool

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Hall Neighborhood House offers programs for people of all ages. From early childhood care and preschool, to after school programs for youth, to family services, to services for seniors, Hall Neighborhood House knows that together we can make life better.

Mission
To provide comprehensive services that educate, enrich, and empower residents of all ages on the East Side of Bridgeport and the surrounding community.

Motivation
We are driven by our belief that the people on the East Side of Bridgeport and the surrounding areas deserve community, education, and support.

1. Believe in people. At Hall, we look for the best in people, regardless of their circumstances. We operate like a family and believe that everyone has value.
2. Keep getting better. We always look for ways to improve ourselves, our programs, our relationships, and our neighborhood. We commit ourselves to lifelong learning, partnerships, and growth.
3. Treat one another with respect. We treat one another with honor, regardless of our backgrounds, lifestyles, or experiences.
4. Do all things with integrity. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and aim to be an example to others. We speak honestly, act with integrity, and are transparent in all we do.
5. Care for our community. Together, we care for Hall, our neighbors, and our community. We are responsible for our physical space, our relationships, and the work we do — and we do not take that responsibility lightly.

Hall Neighborhood House has been a part of the East Side of Bridgeport community for over a century - providing necessary services for our neighbors who are facing and navigating significant challenges related to poverty.

Our History makes us unique in our ability to serve:
-1886. A group of community-minded women started an organization to help young migrant families adjust to living in the industrious and growing community of Bridgeport, CT.
-1901. One of the founders, Sarah Hall, donated her home as a residence for young women. At the “Hall Home,” women received training and job placement assistance.
-Early 1900s. Hall House expanded into two residences in downtown Bridgeport and began offering nursery and childcare services.
-1957. Hall House moved to its current location on the East Side of Bridgeport near the former Father Panik Village public housing complex.
-1986. The city of Bridgeport began tearing down Father Panik Village after it devolved into a hub for crime and drugs. Hall Neighborhood House remained in the area, serving the community’s ongoing needs.
-1994. The city completed the demolition of Father Panik Village.
-2020. Hall Neighborhood House continues to serve the comprehensive needs of the East Side of Bridgeport and the surrounding area. We are opening a community health center, continue to develop engaging opportunities for children and youth, and have received best-in-class accreditation for our programs.

Hall Neighborhood House programs are accredited by state and federal licensing boards. These accreditations hold our programs to the highest standards and demonstrate our commitment to excellence and safety.

-Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
-Meets all criteria set forth by the Office of Early Childhood in the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) and is licensed by the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
-Children are assessed using the Teaching Gold Assessment Tool and the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Tool (PAF), along with the Ages and Stages Screening Tool
-Guidestar/Charity Navigator

In FY2019-2020, we are proud to say that we have seen:
Over 250 infant, toddlers, and preschoolers served annually
Over 500 youth served annually (through after school programs, summer camp, lighthouse, sports, music programs, and the anti-violence youth rally)
Over 100 senior citizens served annually
Complete over 1,000 wellness screenings a year for senior citizens
Delivered over 2,000 bags of groceries and over 400 meals to senior citizens
Scored 96% on NAEYC accreditation

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hall Neighborhood House Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No