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.
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