After a late winter storm dropped at least a foot of snow on Hartford, members of Hartford’s youth services corps enthusiastically helped elderly and disabled homeowners dig out.  The program, initiated by Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin,  is funded through private donations, and pays young people from Hartford, minimum wage to work various jobs across the city.  Typical assignments include landscaping at parks and mentoring children.  This week about 30 of corps members worked to clear snow. 

“I live on Albany Avenue. My grandmother lives right down Burnham Street. This is home,” said Joshua Graham. “I’m helping the community. I can help my friends, and my friends can join in. It’s a beautiful experience.”

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Hartford’s Young City Service Corps Help Neighbors Following Storm — Hartford Courant