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Hartford Athletic’s new initiative, the #Changemakers Series, is focused on identifying inequities and implementing change to make our community the best place to live, work, and play. The first focus of the #Changemakers Series is launching the Hartford Athletic Women’s Leadership Platform. Hartford Athletic invites female leaders and those who support diversity and inclusion to promote open and honest discussion between diverse groups. Hartford Athletic will work with the United Nations to form a Global Goals World Cup team in Hartford, and in 2021, this team will focus on Global Goal #10, Reduced Inequalities. Learn more about all the programs and how you can get involved below!


#Changemaker Of the Month Presented by walgreen's

  • What: With Hartford Athletic’s Women’s Leadership Series underway, we want to recognize women who make positive change in an effort to make our community the best place to live, work, and play. As a community-driven organization, we are thrilled to partner with Walgreens on this initiative.
  • Who: We are focused on highlighting women in Connecticut who have a proven history of making a positive impact in the community.
  • Nomination Period: April 15th - September 15th (winner's will be recognized each month through a rolling nomination process) 
  • What Does the Winner Receive?: Recognition across Hartford Athletic channels (digital, social, broadcast, media partners, in-stadium at a match), tickets to a future match where the #Changemaker of the Month will be recognized, and discounted tickets to that match for the rest of the winner’s community to attend and celebrate.
  • Nomination and Judging Process: To nominate someone, fill out the form below! Nominees will be judged on community impact and how their work has helped to make Hartford the best place to live, work, and play based on the write up you submit of 150 words or less.

#Changemakers Women's Leadership FORUM

In partnership with Trinity Health of New England, Walgreens, Aurora Foundation, and the Green & Blue Foundation, Hartford Athletic hosted the inaugural #Changemakers Forum on Saturday, July 24th.

The #Changemakers Women’s Leadership Forum focused on the United Nations Global Goal #10, Reduced Inequalities, with panels, guided discussion and networking opportunities. The event also kicked off Hartford Athletic’s mentorship series in partnership with the United Nations Global Goals World Cup team. The panel discussed questions and topics revolving around our Global Goal of Reduced Inequalities.

Girls Run The Game

Hartford Athletic is hosting our first ever “Girls Run the Game” match in 2021. Girls from community and non-profit groups in Hartford will team up with Hartford Athletic staff to learn all aspects of hosting a professional USL match at Dillon Stadium. The Girls Run the Game initiative aims to show girls the many possibilities of a career path in sports and that they have the power to be leaders in anything they choose to do.

Global goals world cup and mentorship series

Hartford Athletic and the United Nations Global Goals World Cup are partnering together on the #Changemakers Mentorship Program. Each month, Hartford Athletic will host a Global Goals session. With no soccer experience required, participants will play casual soccer and come together to create a project aimed at solving Global Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities. Mentees from the local community and non-profit groups will participate along with keynote speakers serving as mentors. At the conclusion of the program, we will host a final event to showcase the project, present awards and move towards implementation in our community.

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