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Leadership Greater Hartford, a nonprofit that supports & strengthens the community by training and connecting aspiring and established leaders, is hosting its annual Polaris Awards on Thursday, October 28th – this year virtually – honoring four Polaris award winners who exemplify excellence in community leadership.

This year’s awardees are: Herb Virgo, Founder & Executive Director of the Keney Park Sustainability Project, who helps families to become more self-sustainable and environmentally conscious while preserving historic Keney Park, Brother Carl Hardrick, a lifelong youth development leader, gang intervention specialist, and community activist, the Women of Color in Business series, developed by University of Hartford’s Women’s Business Center to support and champion women entrepreneurs of color, and Jason Jakubowski, the visionary leader of Connecticut Foodshare, an organization that has worked tirelessly to increase food security for families across Connecticut in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join the virtual Polaris Awards celebration on Thursday, October 28th. For tickets, visit