Hartford, CT (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
Community Partners in Action, a nonprofit organization committed to building community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity and restoration for people affected by the criminal justice system, is pleased to welcome Sondra Bradford-Jennings as its Development Director.
In her new role, Bradford-Jennings will oversee Community Partners in Action’s fundraising and communications initiatives. Her efforts will focus on increasing support for the 135-year-old agency.
“Sondra brings a strong marketing communications and development background to our dynamic team,” said Maureen Price-Boreland, Executive Director of Community Partners in Action. “These skills, coupled with her experience in criminal justice and reentry, are a tremendous asset to our organization and will play a critical role in increasing support for our cause.”
Prior to joining Community Partners in Action, Bradford-Jennings served three years as Principal and Owner of The Crystal Pen Group, a grant writing and communications consulting firm for non-profits, where she worked with a range of clients in Connecticut and New York. Her earlier nonprofit experience includes serving as Director of Donor Communications for the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation in Danbury, CT, Director of Development for Family Reentry and Project Manager for the Human Services Council, both in Norwalk, CT.
“Joining Community Partners in Action is a wonderful opportunity,” said Ms. Bradford-Jennings. “Our organization is addressing some of the toughest issues in society. I am passionate about this topic and will do all I can to engage more and more Connecticut citizens who agree with our mission that people can change.”
Bradford-Jennings holds a Bachelors of Science in Zoology from Howard University and a Masters of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia. An advocate for the nonprofit community, she volunteers her time as a grant advisor to the United Way of Northern Fairfield County and has previously served on the Board of Directors for Danbury Children First, as a Volunteer Coordinator for Newtown Earth Day, and as Communications Chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Annual CT Philanthropy Day.
About Community Partners in Action
Established in 1875, Community Partners in Action (CPA) is a nonprofit organization committed to building community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity and restoration for people affected by the criminal justice system. For more than 135 years, CPA has offered a wide range of programs for adolescents and adults, helping clients to develop transferrable skills and work towards a successful re-entry into society. To learn more, visit http://www.cpa-ct.org.