COMPASS Youth Collaborative is the recipient of a $25,000 Extended School Hours Grant, which will support the agency’s program at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA).

The grant begins on January 2, 2016, and ends on June 30th, 2016. COMPASS was one of 14 organizations selected by Hartford Public Schools, based on a rigorous selection process. Grantees demonstrated an alignment to school and district priorities, passed a formal review process among key stakeholders, and expressed a commitment to equity of supports and resources for the district’s most challenged schools.

As a magnet school, HMTCA has 999 students hailing from 41 Connecticut districts. The proposal outlined by COMPASS supports a cohort of student with significant academic needs – the majority of whom are Hartford residents – and seeks to level the academic playfield between Hartford students and their suburban peers.

The grant will fund an Academic Intervention Program, supplying 50 students with academic case management, personalized tutoring, and parent outreach. Christopher Coonce-Ewing, a COMPASS Education Coordinator and teacher at HMTCA, will oversee program implementation.

For inquires about the program, contact Julia Corrigan, HMTCA Community School Director, at