Connecticut Hall of Change CACT Project

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The Connecticut Hall of Change is an initiative that recognizes and memorializes formerly incarcerated men and women who have made substantial contributions to their communities since their release. So far, eight individuals have been highlighted by the initiative and they are called “The Great 8.” Moving forward, the CT Hall of Change is interested in answering the question, “How do we challenge the stigma and change the narrative around people who have made a mistake in life? How do we see others as real people who have dealt with mental health challenges, addiction or other challenges in their life?” Charlie Grady has spearheaded the CT Hall of Change initiative and asked for help lifting the profile of The Great 8 program. Students created a resource folder, social media content, and a newsletter to help pitch the Great 8 stories for a statewide speakers bureau tour.


Sam Burg ’24, Tara Iyer ’24, Essence Smith ’24; Community partner: Connecticut Hall of Change