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“Mr. Christopher, you know that I am coming to the Summer program.” “Yes, Persaphanie, I know you will.” “Mr. Christopher, you know that I am going to come here every year.” “Yes, Persaphanie, we are here for you.” “Mr. Christopher, you know that I am going to work here someday.” “Yes, Persaphanie, we want you […]

On January 21st, Harlem Children’s Zone founder and Waiting for Superman contributor Geoffrey Canada came to Middletown to speak at Wesleyan University’s Social Justice Leadership Conference.  A Bronx native and long-time educator, Canada’s defense of the importance of quality education in the inner city comes from personal experience.  Many involved at Green Street were in […]

Recently, the Hartford Courant published an opinion piece by Harvard University student, Alexander Heffner on the importance of community involvement in higher education.  According to Mr. Heffner, “College should be home to learning that has consistent social application — not to students glued to their textbooks in straitjackets for the sake of passing courses. Learning […]

A 28-year resident of Middletown’s North End, I retired from full-timework to become a writer in 2006.  My Green Street Arts Center experience began when I took a writers workshop with Dan Pope, which provided the work atmosphere and critiquing I needed.  I was new to critically viewing works and hadn’t been in a classroom […]

“It’s fun.  It’s different.  We’re starting with nothing and making something beautiful.” – Gary Cain, volunteer Green Street is surrounded by revitalization this summer.  More than 5 neighboring houses are being remodeled, gardens are being planted, and across the street at St. Vincent DePaul Place, the community is coming together to bring color and meaning […]