REACH is a committee that promotes Recognition,  Education, Achievement and Community Health. REACH is composed of SINA directors, employees of the SINA institutions who volunteer to serve, and select members of the community. Its mission is to develop, support and recognize individuals who positively contribute to the growth of the Hartford Community.

Click here to view the 2016 REACH Awards Ceremony Program Book

 

SINA / Ivan A. Backer Scholarship

The SINA/Ivan A. Backer Scholarship program was established in 1997 in honor of Ivan Backer, who served as president of SINA for nearly 20 years and who was one of the driving forces behind the revival of Hartford’s Southside neighborhood. The recipients are selected based on service to the community, school and family; as well as for academic achievement. The scholarship consists of three awards of $4,000 ($1,000 per year for 4 years) to Bulkeley High School seniors continuing their education at an accredited 4-year postsecondary program. The scholarships are renewable at $1,000 per academic year for four years, as long as the student is in good standing. Scholarship recipients are required to submit a copy of their tuition bill and a copy of their transcripts each fall semester by November 1. (Copies of transcripts are required starting with student’s sophomore year.) The application is distributed to Bulkeley High School during the winter season.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE March 9, 2018 Click here to View Flyer! See your counselor for an application.

Ivan Backer Scholarship Articles:

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10th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony (2016 Year in Review)
On May 25, 2016 members of the Hartford community gathered at Hartford Hospital’s Education Resource Center for SINA’s 10th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony; in which we honored the 2016 Ivan A. Backer Scholarship recipients: Imanol Santana, Liliana P. Garcia Guzman and Grecia A. Zaldivar. Read more

 

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8th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony: Ivan A. Backer Scholarship (Fall 2014)
On June 10, 2014 members of the Hartford community gathered at the LOB for SINA’s 8th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony; in which we honored the 2014 Ivan A. Backer Scholarship recipients: Clara Ana Ramirez, Didier A. Narcisse, and Juliana Rivera.  Click here to read more

 

SINA Student Support Scholarship

The SINA Student Support Scholarship is intended to provide much needed financial support to students who are attending Capital Community College (CCC) and whose academic concentration is in areas related to the missions of SINA’s member institutions: Education or Health Care. Four $500 scholarships in the combined amount
of $2,000 per year will be awarded annually to qualified students attending Capital Community College on a full or part time basis who reside in the 06106 or 06114 zip codes and who have completed at least one semester of study with at least a 2.0 GPA. Applications can be found at CCC  Financial Aid Office or contact Margaret A. Malaspina at mmalaspina@ccc.commnet.edu.

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APPLICATIONS ARE DUE Friday, March 2, 2018.


SINA Student Support Scholarship Articles:

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10th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony (2016 Year in Review)
On May 25, 2016 members of the Hartford community gathered at Hartford Hospital’s Education Resource Center for SINA’s 10th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony; in which we honored the 2016 SINA Student Support Scholarship recipients: Tiffany Lewis, Torre Shorter, Shantel Cameron, and Reykelis Rosario. Read more

 

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8th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony: SINA Student Support Scholarship (Fall 2014)
On June 10, 2014 members of the Hartford community gathered at the LOB for SINA’s 8th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony; in which we honored the 2014 SINA Student Support Scholarship recipients: Kendra A. Castillo, Jennifer Farr, Manuel Rivera, and Carla C. Williams.  Click here to read more

 

Neighborhood Service Awards

The Neighborhood Service Awards recognizes individuals in the community and SINA Institutions that go beyond the call of duty to promote community service in Hartford.

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NOMINATIONS are due April 9, 2018. Click here to Nomintate Today!


Neighborhood Service Awards  Articles
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10th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony (2016 Year in Review)
On May 25, 2016 members of the Hartford community gathered at Hartford Hospital’s Education Resource Center for SINA’s 10th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony; in which we honored the 2016 Neighborhood Service Awards recipients: Tim Ketterer, Matthew Labbe, Rosa Flores, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Institutional Award, Myrna Millet-Saez. Read more

 

SinaReport_fall2014_thumb 8th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony: Neighborhood Service Awards (Fall 2014)
On June 10, 2014 members of the Hartford community gathered at the LOB for SINA’s 8th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony; in which we honored the 2014 Neighborhood Service Awards recipients: Ana Alfaro, Art Bouchard, Greg Secord, and Trinity’s College Institutional Award, Judy Dowrin.  Click here to read more

 

SinaReport_fall2014_thumbSINA Says Farewell to Ivette Quiros (Fall 2014)
After 18 years with SINA, Ivette Quiros, SINA’s Office Manger, has resigned. On June 10, 2014, during the SINA’s 8th Annual REACH Awards Ceremony, SINA presented Mrs. Quiros with a Neighborhood Service Award for Lifetime Achievement.  Click here to read more

 

Maria C. Sanchez Elementary School

 In 2016, SINA has begun a new partnership with Maria C. Sanchez Elementary School. On April 28, 2016 SINA co-sponsor their Science Fair. SINA’s contributions included recruiting judges and supplying award medals to first, second, and third place winners of each grade (pre-K to 5th grade). Plans for contributing to their 2017 science fair are in works.