1229 Albany Avenue   Hartford, CT  06112 

Upper Albany Neighborhood Collaborative      
1229 Albany Avenue  Hartford, CT  06112
(860) 724-6703

Who are we?

We are a Neighborhood Collaborative that was founded in 1990 through a Ford Foundation grant. Hartford, Connecticut was one of four cities selected for the “Neighborhood and Family Initiative Program” study. It was through this study Upper Albany Neighborhood Collaborative (UANC) came into being. 

The study concluded in 2000 and funding ended in 2002; however as UANC was deeply rooted in the community, and made a successful transition to being managed by a talented group of volunteer staff and governed by a dedicated board of directors. 

For a decade the events, programs and services offered by the collaborative have been as a direct result of the voice of the residents of the Upper Albany community. Using block leaders assigned to designated areas, these individuals work with UANC using the voice of the residents to ensure that the mission of the collaborative remains in sync with its actions. 

UANC has also enhanced  
it's programs and services by working directly with several Youth Initiatives.  These programs are aimed at helping to promote a healthy and safe environment for our youth through the use of Sports, The Arts, Games, Music, Self Awareness, Social Issues & Discussion, Mentoring, Literacy and Internships. 
Volunteer Income Tax preparation
Our Mission

The Upper Albany Neighborhood Collaborative is dedicated to the empowerment of the residents of Upper Albany through the establishment of block clubs, job initiatives, educational programs, youth council and initiatives and economic development.

We Invite you to unite with us.  Together let's 
Help Families, Build Community and Foster Awareness!

Call Us at: (860) 724-6703

Email: upperalbany@sbcglobal.net

For Additional Information contact: 
Dorothy Biggs or Mary Young

Upper Albany Neighborhood Collaborative is a 501(c)3 organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax-deductible. 

Should you wish to contribute,
please mail to: 
 P.O. Box 320547
Hartford, CT 06132-0547

What do we do?
Volunteer Income Tax preparation -VITA
We prepare over 1200+ income tax returns each year, at no charge via the IRS VITA Program.  We also assist, by appointment only - year round tax services for filers who are late or have taxes for prior years or have tax issues. 

Back to School Backpacks
At the end of the summer, we help families ready their children for school.  Either by distributing backpacks or supplementing needed school supplies

Annual Distribution - Thanksgiving Turkey  and Fixings
In getting ready for Thanksgiving, on the average, we distribute 300+ turkeys & fixings for pre-registered/approved program participants.

Community Awareness Meetings 
Bringing the community together to discuss, explain and or explore issues involving the Upper Albany Community.

Annual Distribution – Christmas Gift 
Over 70 families are assisted each year with Christmas gift bags for Children up to 12 years old. 

Community Assistance
• Light to medium typing needs
Identifying employment opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
Our computer lab is open to the public to check email and other word processing needs. 

​Computer Literacy Classes
Classes with a focus on Senior Citizen learners  and those who are afraid of using laptop and desktop resources. 

National Night Out – USA
For many years, UANC has been a sponsor of the National Night out in Upper Albany Neighborhood to learn more about NNO visit:. http://www.natw.org/nno/

Get Out the Vote
We offer education on the importance of voting, voter registration services and ride assistance to the polls for Upper Albany residents on election day.