Billboard Campaign Theme: The Happiness Project- “Positive Choices for a Healthy Hamden”

The Town of Hamden Youth Services Bureau and Hamden Public Schools with support from Outfront Media, is sponsoring a Billboard Campaign. This contest is in support of the Hamden Youth Network’s prevention efforts. This project is funded by a Youth Enhancement grant through DCF. This year’s theme is The Happiness Project. The focus of the campaign is on what makes us happy and how we can help to motivate and inspire others to make positive choices!

Some ideas include: * practice gratitude * helping others * exercising * eating right * healthy social connections *talking to a trusted friend or family member *talking to a professional * meditate * express yourself through writing, art, music, and movement *spending time outdoors *take a social media break *breathe* inspire others to make positive choices.

Entries must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on March 1st 2023. Completed forms and artwork must be submitted electronically to Susan Rubino, Coordinator for Hamden Youth Services – (you may take a photo of your design and email it to Susan Rubino along with the attached completed form)

DeLauro Announces $425,000 in Community Project Funding for Town of Hamden Energy Efficiency

Congresswoman DeLauro held a press conference to celebrate $425,000 in community project funding for the Town of Hamden’s Energy Efficiency System that she secured as part of the recently passed government funding bill. The project will replace HVAC units and controls currently in service at the Town of Hamden Government Center to improve energy efficiency and reduce the Town's carbon footprint. DeLauro secured $26,940,403 in funding for local projects in Connecticut’s Third Congressional District. This project, along with others, is supported by Hamden High School students in the Hamden Engineering Careers Academy (HECA). Read more



Produce and other food resources will be distributed at Hamden's free mobile food pantry. 

This is FREE for anyone and everyone.

Hamden Public Schools with the help of the Keefe Community Center, United Way of Greater New Haven volunteers, and the Hamden Police Department will be distributing nutritious food from the CT Foodshare Mobile Food Pantry. This distribution will be bi-weekly on Wednesdays starting January 18th from 4:30pm-5:30pm. This is free for anyone and everyone. Just show up with bags.

Located on 306 Circular Ave. (Parking lot across from Sapori)

For updates, flyers, photos and more: FOLLOW US on Instagram >>> @hamdenfood

Do you wish to volunteer? Please click on this volunteer link for more info. Volunteer Link

Stay updated on cancellations- CT Foodshare Calendar Page

Contact Hector Velazquez Jr., Family Engagement Coordinator for questions

Connecticut Teacher Residency Program

The Hamden Public School System is committed to finding ways to ensure that our staff is racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse. One of our efforts in this area is our participation in the CT Teacher Residency Program.  If you are interested in becoming a certified teacher in Connecticut, the CT Teacher Residency Program may be a great opportunity for you. This program differs from many others in that it is a paid residency that leads to Connecticut elementary teacher certification. 

There is also a CT Teacher Residency Program just for special education certification. See more here

What to apply? Click here or if you have any questions, please contact Stacie D'Antonio.

2022-2023 Hamden Heroes

Throughout the year, so many of our students and staff members at Hamden Public Schools go above and beyond. They are shining beacons of our core values and the district honors those who make our schools a better place every day. 

See this month's Hamden Heroes!