Journey Home and the Hartford Public Library have been named as the 2019 Bank of America Neighborhood BuildersĀ® awardees for Hartford, Connecticut. The nonprofits were selected for their work in the Hartford area to address issues fundamental to economic mobility, including leading the effort to end homelessness in the capital region and launching a state-of-the-art Digital Media Lab.

As an awardee, each organization receives a $200,000 grant, leadership training for the executive director and an emerging leader at the organization, a network of peer organizations across the U.S., and the opportunity to access capital to expand their impact. Over the past 15 years, Bank of America has invested $240 million in 49 communities through Neighborhood Builders, partnering with more than 1,000 nonprofits and helping more than 2,000 nonprofit leaders strengthen their leadership skills. “Journey Home and the Hartford Public Library are outstanding recipients of the Neighborhood Builders grant, and we are excited and proud to partner with them,” said Joe Gianni, Bank of America market president for Greater Hartford. “Our investment is a unique opportunity to help nonprofit leaders who are tackling tough community challenges, and the combination of funding and leadership development that accompanies the Neighborhood Builder designation will make a real difference to both organizations.”