ProBono Partnership has helped Forge City Works over the past decade grow our mission to provide job training, food access, and create sustainable social enterprises to help people change their own lives.

When we first began, we were a small community-based organization that ran a multitude of neighborhood based programs from teaching culinary and cooking skills to small children to an artist in residence program. Since that time, we have focused our programming on job training and access to healthy food at our Farmer’s Market, changing our name from Billings Forge Community Works to Forge City Works along the way. We now serve the entire Hartford Community and the surrounding towns as well.

Through all of our programs and our programmatic changes;  ProBono Partnership has been a partner and supported us all along the way. From procedures about protecting volunteers to setting up our training programs right through to our most recent name change that we underwent in 2017.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all of their support over the years and to Volunteer of the Year for 2019 (recognized in 2020): the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and Dan Cooper, of Cooper & Kurz for his help in finalizing our Forge City Works trademark. Thank you Dan, for your patience and your commitment!

Since their founding in 1997, the Partnership has recruited more than 4,500 volunteers to assist nearly 3,200 nonprofits in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York on more than 15,000 legal matters, enabling them to more effectively feed the hungry, house the homeless, promote the arts, protect the environment, and provide essential programs to children, the elderly, immigrants, individuals with disabilities, and the unemployed.

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