KRA Community Care Day Attracts Hartford Mayor

 The KRA/CTWorks team, with the Hartford Adult Education Center, held its Community Care Day celebration on November 19, 2010.  More than 250 people, including the Honorable Mayor of Hartford, Pedro Segarra, and 25 local community agencies participated in the event. Mayor Segarra presented KRA/CTWorks with a Proclamation commemorating the event and acknowledging the importance and impact of Community Care Day, a KRA corporate-wide initiative. Other community dignitaries who witnessed the event included Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Assistant Superintendent, Hartford Board of Education, and the Executive Director of Adult Education, Dr. Tina Jeter. During the event, more than 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected and donated to community food pantries. Local radio and TV stations covered the celebration, which included a Zumba dance contest, face painting, games, and music.  Twenty door prizes were raffled off, including a computer donated by KRA’s client, Capital Workforce Partners. KRA President & CEO, Knowlton R. Atterbeary, mingled with the crowd along with Kim Staley, CTWorks Program Director; Karen Brown, Deputy Director; and Charles K. Botts, III, Job Development Team Leader. Other KRA staff manned the CTWorks table, helped with the collection of food, and conducted the raffle.