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!
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.
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.
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.