You can make a difference in a youth’s future.  Your investment helps students learn how to work decreasing the probability that they need social welfare for their entire life.  And, your tax burden goes down!

Please consider a one-time or recurring monthly donation, so we can continue our programs. Donate securely using your credit card or PayPal account.

With your gift:

  • YOU help at-risk or otherwise challenged students become productive members of our society and reduce reliance on social welfare;
  • YOU provide engagement with our teens to broaden the students’ view of their own future;
  • YOU help students “love to learn” again while building pride in their community; and 
  • YOU can help CT eliminate some of its 80+ social welfare programs that your taxes fund.

Your Gift

$50  - T-shirts/Uniforms for students

$75 - 8 Foot Ladder

$100 - 2 Days of Lunch for Students

$250 - 30 Paint Brushes

$500 - 15 Gallons of Paint

$1000 - Snacks and Incentive Rewards for 3-month program

TO MAIL A CHECK: Simply make your check payable to the Capital City Education Alliance and send to:

Capital City Education Alliance
30 Arbor Street Suite B16
Hartford, CT 06106

A company match may double your gift. Please contact your human resources department about a match.
Please contact us directly if you’d like to set up a legacy donation.

The CCEA is a 501(c)(3) public charity so all contributions are tax-deductible.

Often our students are uninspired in their current school environment because the school just can’t meet their needs.  It is not the fault of the teachers or the administrators – it’s budget cuts, discipline problems, poor English skills, low literacy rates…to name a few.  With Let’s Paint! we help our students to “love to learn” again.  We often hear from the participants that Let’s Paint! is the best after school program they’ve ever experienced.

Why do they love it?  Well, most enjoy the idea that they receive a small stipend to participate.  However, after the first few weeks, we hear that the students love that we stop what we’re doing to explain something, if they missed it the first time.  They are doing meaningful work, not just “busy work” to pass the time. Our students feel important and cared for.  In addition, the students just love the sense of accomplishment they receive as they paint.  In a world filled with immediate gratification, school often doesn’t feel rewarding or valuable.  Transforming a space with paint helps them learn that effort pays off.  They don’t even realize all the different skills they are learning while in the program, because they are having so much fun!

Please consider being part of this success story for Hartford area kids.