Education Transformation


We hope to see you all next year

Forget everything you’ve learned about education.

See innovation in action: meet the best and brightest of Hartford’s high achievers. Be there as our community comes together to eat, drink, celebrate and hear uplifting stories of success: all to support the Achieve Hartford! mission to improve education in our city.

Be a part of our 2nd annual celebration!

Join us and learn how innovative ideas and new technology are training the next generation of bright dreamers and big thinkers. Get educated—and be inspired.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsor this year’s event and show your support of 21st century education!


See last years event

Thank you to all of the 2016 sponsors, supporters and attendees who made our first-ever Inspire Hartford event such a spectacular success.

Check out Photos from Last Year


Featured Speaker

Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, the pioneering crowdfunding nonprofit where anyone can help a classroom in need. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can choose the projects they want to support. 

Meet the Speaker

Network with Professionals

Meet other professionals, educators, parents and stakeholders. Engage with other like minded individuals who are just as interested in education reform as you are.

See Students in Action 

Check out our interactive zones where we showcase student Creativity, STEM skills, Health & Wellness and Entrepreneurship.

Learn More


Charles Best is donating his speaker fees to support Hartford teachers on DonorsChoose.org like Ms. Stewart at R J Kinsella Magnet School-Arts – High School

“My students need a littleBits STEAM classroom bundle to use their arts talents to better understand electricity and other science concepts.”

See the Project

We would like to extend our thanks to the 2017 presenting sponsor

About Achieve Hartford!

We believe that strong schools make a strong city. Achieve Hartford! envisions a future where every Hartford student achieves to their fullest potential and receives a top-quality education.

We work toward improving education in our city by innovating ways to address some of our toughest issues, activating the community to take ownership of problem solving, and holding our leaders and educators accountable for advancing student achievement.

They say it takes a village to raise a child.  It certainly takes a village to ensure every child in Hartford receives a high quality education.  Only shared responsibility and collective action can inspire change. Today, we can have a positive impact on our schools—and, in turn, build an economically vibrant Hartford.