To empower and unite parents citywide, to meet the academic, social, cultural, creative and physical needs of children through parent-driven, extended-day programs that nurture and encourage responsible citizens.

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OPMAD is a grassroots organization started by parents

Started by parents of Hartford Public School children to broaden the experiences and interests of students and give them positive peer and adult role-models.


In 1992 a group of eight parents, who were running after-school programs in their children’s schools, met to discuss the issues they were facing. Some parents couldn’t find resources, some were concerned about the safety of the children in drop-in centers and all were frustrated by the lack of programs for elementary age children. Learn More

Featured Posts

The Supper Program

OPMAD works in partnership with HPS to offer hot and cold suppers to all OPMAD students each day. … [Read More...]

Summer Fun!

  The OPMAD program will run from July  2017  - August  2017 , both morning and afternoon, at Batchelder, … [Read More...]

Noel Carrasquillo wins essay contest!

Noel Carrasquillo from ESM @ Mary Hooker School has won the grand prize of $500 for submitting his essay to a contest … [Read More...]