New Britain, Conn., May 17, 2016 – Fresh on the heels of being named a “Pacesetter Community” by the nationally renowned Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for its success in elevating the academic performance and engagement of city schoolchildren, New Britain is again in the national spotlight.
New Britain has been selected by the National Civic League as a finalist for the prestigious All-America City Award (AAC). The award, presented to 10 communities annually, celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions nationwide that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges.
A community delegation will present the city’s story before a jury of nationally recognized business, local government and philanthropic leaders June 17-19 in Denver, Colorado. Twenty communities are competing for the 10 designations.