Graduate Report: Spring / Summer 2011 - Serving Non-Profits

All in a Day’s Work: Ellen Wilmot ’90, general counsel at Save the Children USA, says that her torts professor, Judge Douglass B. Wright '37, taught her to “spot a legal risk at ten paces as well as at 10,000 feet” – a skill she relies on when presented with a request from the field like this one: “Hi, Ellen. We’d like to transfer our child-health expert, a Malawi citizen, to work in our Nicaraguan program, but we’d like to base her in the Dominican Republic so she can spend some of her time supporting our newborn health program in Haiti. Can you help us put together her employment contract?”

Ellen Willmott '90

For the last fifteen years, Ellen Willmott ’90 has dedicated her professional life to helping Save the Children serve impoverished, marginalized and vulnerable children all over the world – an organizational mission that dates back nearly 100 years. “The Save the Children movement started in 1919 in England in response to the plight of the world’s children after Word War I,” says Willmott, who has served as the organization’s general counsel and vice president since January 2011. “Save the Children USA (which is based in Westport, CT) is the largest member of the 29 Save the Children organizations operating around the world.”

Willmott started at Save the Children in 1996 after experiencing “burnout” at a small Fairfield County law firm that represented banks and other financial institutions handling the growing number of foreclosures that took place in the mid-1990s. When the firm merged with a personal injury firm, she decided to move on and contacted a close friend who had just been named general counsel at Save the Children. Willmott soon signed on, first as a volunteer and then as an outside contractor. Within 18 months, she was working full time as a legal advisor, the first of Willmott’s several increasingly responsible positions at the organization.

In her role as general counsel, Willmott manages Save the Children’s U.S. Legal and Compliance Department, which is composed of a small, dedicated team of lawyers, legal assistants and pro bono outside counsel. The department is responsible for evaluating the organization’s domestic and overseas legal needs and risk exposures, as well as advising the board of trustees, management and staff on various legal issues, including corporate governance, intellectual property protection, fundraising, regulatory and administrative compliance, tax matters and employment. “In a single day I might spend a morning looking at the risks associated with a licensing transaction involving Save the Children intellectual property,” says Willmott, who is quick to point out that her job is, in no way, a solo practice. “The afternoon might be spent trying to figure out how we can get funds and resources to hospitals and feeding stations in a country ravaged by violence and drought but subject to a U.S. foreign policy embargo, like the Darfur section of Sudan. What I find amazing about Save the Children is that it also has established mutually supportive domestic and international programs with a focus on literacy, health and nutrition, and livelihoods…In addition, our domestic emergency response team, which is becoming a national leader, is working with state governments to ensure that emergency response plans focus on children’s special needs, such as ensuring safe places and providing training for childcare providers.”

For Willmott, addressing the special needs of children extends beyond the good work she does at Save the Children. In recent years, for example, she has served as a trustee for Clothes Helping Kids, a charity working to benefit children in the Navajo Nation. She also is a founding member of the International General Counsel’s Forum – an informal group of in-house counsel working for U.S. nonprofits operating overseas – and a member of the Charity and Security Network, a project focused on aligning security policies in order to eliminate the challenges that prevent legitimate charities from delivering needed resources to civilians and non-combatants.

Willmott credits her Law School education, including her time on the Student Bar Association, for honing the analytical and negotiating skills she calls on to achieve what she refers to as beneficial outcomes from conflicting priorities. “It’s all about figuring out how I can take finite resources – time, expertise and money – and apply them to help as many children as possible, while acting as an effective partner to our stakeholders and  a good corporate citizen,” she explains.

Clearly, Willmott is passionate about her work. “What I enjoy most is helping my colleagues in the field – the ones doing the heavy lifting every day…I feel quite lucky that I get to work as an attorney focused on bettering children’s futures. Don’t get me wrong: there are moments when what I do feels analogous to drinking from a fire hose. But when I emerge on the other side I have always learned something new, helped Save the Children advance its cause, and made the work just a little bit easier for my colleagues in the field.”

Willmott sums it up this way: “I don’t know what the future holds, but at this moment in time I can’t imagine greater job satisfaction than being general counsel at an organization like Save the Children.”

Stacey Violante Cote ’01

As a law student, Stacey Violante Cote ’01 spent a summer interning at the Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA), a nonprofit partner of the University of Connecticut School of Law that promotes as well as protects the legal rights and interests of poor and underrepresented children who depend on Connecticut’s judicial, child welfare, health and mental health, education and juvenile justice systems for their care. Upon graduation (with a dual degree in social work and law), she continued to work at CCA as a staff attorney and project director of the Center’s Hartford Public High School Legal Advocacy Clinic (now the Teen Legal Advocacy Clinic) – a position funded through a prestigious Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Fellowship.

Today, nearly a decade after her two-year stint as a Skadden Fellow, Violante Cote remains steadfastly committed to the important work of the Center, where she directs the Teen Legal Advocacy Clinic (TLAC) and provides legal assistance to low-income teens facing a wide range of obstacles that prevent them from completing high school, including abuse, neglect, homelessness, lack of access to appropriate education programs, improper denials of state and federal benefits, teen dating violence and teen pregnancy. In addition, she serves as the principal attorney for CCA’s Immigrants and Refugees: New Arrivals Advocacy Project, a Robert Woods Johnson Foundation-funded program geared to helping Hartford’s vulnerable refugee population.

“During a typical week, I can help a special education teen who is ready to drop out of school by advocating for an education plan that more appropriately meets his needs,” says Violante Cote, who emphasizes that TLAC attorneys go wherever their teen clients need them, including high schools, community programs and their homes. “Then I might jump in my car to meet with an immigrant teen who has been living in the U.S. for seven years without any parent or guardian and has been passed from person-to-person like used clothing. I can use the law to better his life because I can tell him he has a legal right to be in school, that there is a federal law that protects him as a neglected minor…and that I also can get a legal guardian appointed for him. This work will literally change his life.”

Violante Cote’s day is not yet behind her. “In the evening I might head off to a group home for abused and neglected teens and tell them about their rights in the child welfare system,” she says. “I can answer their legal questions – accurately and honestly – instead of letting them make life decisions based on information they got from a cousin, friend, or a friend of a friend…(And) I also will train them how to advocate for themselves. We know that it’s not enough to give teens legal information. We have to help them learn how to use it as well.”

Violante Cote is also apt to make time during her very busy day to call or e-mail a legislator to advocate for the passage of a bill protecting homeless youth, part of CCA’s mission to bring about systemic change through legislative and administrative initiatives, as well as class actions. “This year we were able to get a bill passed that requires police to report to the child welfare system when a minor is arrested for prostitution so that he/she can be connected to services as a victim of domestic minor sex trafficking,” she explains. “Advocacy on these (types) of issues requires knowledge of the law as it applies specifically to teens, expertise engaging teens, and the ability to navigate the system on behalf of teens.”

Violante says that she could “go on and on” talking about her work at the Center for Children’s Advocacy. “I draw energy and a tremendous amount of inspiration from the teens I work with and they always keep me on my toes…(As) a mother of two young boys (ages five and six), I also draw on my experience as a mom to relate to my clients and their families. I understand what it’s like to be a parent, which helps me relate to my teen parents, as well as my clients’ parents.”

When asked what keeps her going after ten years of difficult and often underappreciated work at the Center, Violante Cote is quick to respond. “The beauty of CCA is that we have the freedom to try new and innovative ways of doing our work,” she says. “We are encouraged to try to reach a new population, try a different approach and investigate legal issues we have not seen before. My work is very exciting.”

George M. Wentworth '85

As a young man fresh out of St. Bonaventure in 1974, George M. Wentworth ’85 went to work at the unemployment office in his hometown (New Britain, CT) during a time when the country was heading into a major recession. Today, in the midst of what many experts say are the most difficult economic conditions since the Great Depression, Wentworth continues to assist the unemployed as senior staff attorney for the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a position he took after 35 years of service with the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL). “NELP is a national organization that has roots with Columbia Law School going back to 1969,” explains Wentworth, the DOL’s chief legal officer for two decades. “For many years it was the primary research arm for legal services organizations with respect to unemployment insurance, and wage and hour law. In more recent years, it has emerged as a major national voice for unemployed and low-income workers. During the recession and slow recovery of the past three years, NELP has led the fight for stronger federal and state benefit protections for the unemployed.”

Wentworth went to work for NELP in 2009 after taking early retirement from the Department of Labor and working with NELP to structure his position so that he could work out of his home office on Wethersfield, as well as from the organization’s New York City headquarters. “It was tough leaving the Labor Department after so many years,” says Wentworth, who headed up the DOL’s Office of Program Policy from 1989 to 2009, “ but it seemed to me an unusual opportunity – to retire at 57 and then work on issues that I care (so much) about at the national level.”

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“Maybe we would treat (the unemployed) better if they still stood in lines (to collect their benefit payments). If they did, those 14 million workers would make a line from Bangor, Maine to Los Angeles and back.”
George M. Wentworth ’85 (in a November 30, 2010 article in the Huffington Post)

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Advising worker advocates throughout the United States is among Wentworth’s many responsibilities at NELP. During state legislative sessions, he examines bills proposed in the states, provides research about what is good and bad for workers in the legislation (as well as how related issues are being addressed in other states), and delivers testimony to state legislatures. He also handles media inquiries about unemployment insurance and provides technical assistance and legal advice to legal services attorneys representing unemployed workers in unemployment insurance administrative hearings. It is work for which Wentworth’s years of experience with the Connecticut DOL prepared him well. “The achievement (about) which I am most proud is building (DOL’s) Office of Program Policy,” he says. “The office is an unusual hybrid. In addition to four attorneys who form the agency’s in-house counsel, there are four experienced professional staff who formulate unemployment insurance policy and provide guidance to staff making eligibility decisions…You don’t work somewhere for 35 years without having it leave an impression on who you are. My wife, Barbara, worked at DOL too, and we formed many friendships there that will last a lifetime…Liking the work and believing that what you are doing every day is going to help people was what made it all such an enriching experience.”

Back at NELP, Wentworth continues to do work that he finds enriching – and important. On the federal level, for example, NELP has been at the center of the public debate each time the federal unemployment benefits program has been expanded and reauthorized, requiring that Wentworth work closely with Congressional staff and members of the Obama Administration. “For someone who has always been involved with the interpretation and administration of unemployment insurance laws at the state level, it is kind of a rush to have a role in actually shaping federal law that will impact workers throughout the country,” he says. “(Additionally), I spend time in two of the best cities in the world – New York and DC – and work with a lot of pretty dynamic people within and outside NELP.”

NELP’s federal advocacy work covers many issues that require Wentworth to spend time among the movers and shakers in Washington. Approximately a year ago, for instance, he got involved in an effort to “fix” a provision in federal law, under which hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers were hit with major benefit cuts for having taken temporary or part-time jobs – an effort that involved meetings with the White House economics team. “I am the kind of guy who still weeps openly during ‘West Wing’ reruns,” says Wentworth, “so to be sitting in a room in the back of the White House talking about how to make the law work better for unemployed people…Well, it doesn’t get much better.”

Patrice McCarthy ’81

For the last twenty years, Patrice McCarthy ’81 has served as deputy director and general counsel for the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), a nonprofit membership association that serves as a critical resource to the 1,500 school board volunteers in Connecticut. “CABE provides legal guidance, policy and labor relations services,” says McCarthy. “We also serve as an advocate in the legislature, courts and before federal and state agencies, and we submit briefs as amicus curiae at the request of our school boards in cases having statewide impact.”

McCarthy, who has served on the board of the Connecticut School Attorneys Council since 1984, got her feet wet working with statewide associations during her Law School years, when she served as a staff associate at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM). “At CCM, I learned a great deal about the operation of statewide membership organizations, as well as specific issues,” she says. “For example, my colleague Don Kirshbaum, who later became my husband, taught me about school finance.”

McCarthy’s interest in education as a career dates back to her undergraduate days at Mount Holyoke, where she earned her teacher certification. Ultimately, she decided she wanted to find a way to use her legal training to improve public education. When her father spotted an ad for the position of staff attorney for the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, she arranged for an interview and was hired. “At the time I started at CABE (1983), I was the only attorney on staff,” says McCarthy. “Over the years, my responsibilities expanded and I became deputy director and general counsel (in 1991).”

Today, much of McCarthy’s work at CABE is what she refers to as “preventive” law – helping board members and superintendents act within the constraints of state and federal law. “I field phone calls from our members and the media, and present numerous workshops at the local, state and national levels,” she explains. “I also serve as an advocate at the legislature, reviewing and providing input on the impact of legislation on public education in Connecticut.”

McCarthy continues. “I will frequently receive a phone call late in the afternoon from a school board chairman or superintendent before their board meeting. They might have a question about student discipline, Freedom of Information Act requirements, or the roles of the board and superintendent. In (those cases), I help them work through the legal requirements, and perhaps offer some practical suggestions based on my many years of working with boards."

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“At the time I was a student, the Civil Clinic was focused on representing special education students and their families. The opportunity to see the challenges faced by school boards in providing and funding appropriate services, and by families in meeting their child’s needs, had a lasting impact on me.”  Patricia McCarthy ’81

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“On the other hand, sometimes I’ll get a call at 9:00 a.m. and the caller will ask, in a very tentative voice, ‘Would it be OK if we took this action in executive session?’ It becomes clear that (he or she) took the action last night, and has second thoughts about its legality. That’s why the professional development we provide to school board members is so critical. They don’t need to become experts in the law, but they do need to recognize potential legal issues and ask the right questions before acting.”

One of the facets of her job that McCarthy particularly enjoys is that there is no “typical” day at the office. “Calls from members, testifying before the General Assembly, developing policies for the CABE board of directors…and participating in the oral argument before the Connecticut Supreme Court in Wethersfield Board of Education v. State Board of Labor Relations (teacher evaluations are a permissive subject of bargaining) can happen any day,” she explains.

McCarthy emphasizes that her commitment to public education, coupled with the fact that new and interesting issues continue to emerge in the field, make her work with CABE challenging and exciting, so much so that she has never gotten the urge to practice law in a more “traditional” legal setting like a large law firm or as a solo practitioner. “The variety of roles I play at CABE has always been more appealing to me than the traditional practice of law,” says McCarthy, the recipient of the National School Boards Association’s “Distinguished Service Award” in 2007. “I am very fortunate to have wonderful colleagues practicing education law in Connecticut and around the country who are very generous with their expertise and support. The attorneys at both the state and national level demonstrate wonderful collegiality – not something the legal profession is always known for. That collegiality works to the benefit of public education.”

Stephen Saloom '96

“I went to law school not to argue over laws, but to change them.” That’s how Stephen Saloom ’96 summarizes a diverse public interest law career that has included working for a Connecticut lobbying firm, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, the Boston-based Criminal Justice Policy Coalition, Public Citizen, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Innocence Project – where, since 2004, he has served as policy director.

Saloom says that he initially intended to stay in Connecticut to pursue his legal career but headed to Boston rather than “be single in Hartford.” With experience under his belt lobbying on behalf of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union and the Connecticut Legal Assistance Resource Center, Saloom was able to land a half-time lobbying job with the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition. To supplement his income, he also found part-time work raising funds for the National Lawyers Guild of Massachusetts, serving as a contract attorney for a private law firm, and working as an intake attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts. “It was a very untraditional career route for most attorneys,” says Saloom, “but I was happy to be able to do the work I was doing and, thus, never seriously considered doing legal, much less advocacy, work in the for-profit sector. I don’t have a problem with making money, but I wanted to dedicate my work to making the world a better place…”

While working as the part-time executive director of the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition, Saloom sought and received a scholarship to New York University to study non-profit management, a career move that he believed would complement his already considerable advocacy skills. “Fate intervened after September 11, 2001, and instead of going straight to NYU from Boston I threw my belongings in storage and took a three- month solo cross-country drive…” recalls Saloom, who also served as an adjunct professor in Suffolk University’s graduate program in criminal justice. “While travelling I visited a girlfriend and classmate from UConn Law, Deena Maerowitz ’96, who was lobbying for Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC… She convinced me to move to DC to keep working in criminal justice policy advocacy, which I did. We were married soon afterward.”

In Washington, Saloom landed a job with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), which was starting a legislative advocacy program with its state affiliates, a program Saloom was asked to head up. While at NACDL, he met Barry Scheck, one of the co-founders of the Innocence Project (IP), with whom Saloom shared an interest in criminal justice policy (as well as a love for New Orleans jazz). “Through Barry, I learned that the Innocence Project was breaking away from being simply a legal clinic, and was incorporating as its own 501(c)(3) so that it could do more work and specifically advance the policy agenda that flowed from the DNA exonerations they had spearheaded,” Saloom explains. “Barry, IP co-founder Peter Neufeld, and (its) executive director, Maddy deLone, invited me to become their first policy director and, in October 2004, I began in that position. Eight years after graduating from UConn Law, I was finally being paid full time with benefits from one job!”

While building a staff and making connections across the country, Saloom served as the lead lobbyist for the Innocence Project, both in DC and throughout the United States. “It was a wild first few years pulling it all together,” he says, “but being blessed with an excellent organization, great colleagues, dedicated policy staff, and fantastic people to work with throughout the national Innocence Network, we have been able to help pass more than 60 wrongful conviction reform laws and impact numerous other policies over the past six years. I’m pleased to stay we seem to still be going strong.”

Saloom continues. “In my work as policy director, I have to understand how laws are interpreted by lawyers and judges, and how changes in those laws can be interpreted – and twisted. I do not represent clients, but anticipate how all potential parties would be impacted by the changes in law I seek – and changes that my adversaries also seek...I find my work so satisfying because of the challenges, the people, the mission and the results.”

Ronald A. Sarasin ’63

Longtime followers of Connecticut politics undoubtedly remember Ronald A. Sarasin ’63, a three-term member of the United States House of Representatives, Connecticut gubernatorial candidate in 1978, and two-term member of the Connecticut House of Representatives. What most of those same people might not know is that, for the last eleven years, Sarasin has been president and CEO of the United States Capitol Historical Society, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan educational entity founded in 1962 with the mission of informing the public about the Capitol Building, its art and architecture, and the people who have served there. “The Society was founded by Fred Schwengel, a member of Congress from Iowa,” says Sarasin, a U.S. Navy veteran who grew up in Beacon Falls, CT and attended the University of Connecticut with the help of the G.I. Bill. “(Schwengel) had been a high school history teacher and realized that no organization was attempting to provide historical information about the Capitol on a non-political basis. With the help of Senator Hubert Humphrey, and others on both sides of the aisle, the Society was incorporated into the District of Columbia and chartered by the United States Congress,” says Sarasin. The Society fulfills its mission with a wide range of programming, symposia and publications dealing with the history of the Capitol Building, including a traveling exhibit called From Freedom’s Shadow, which highlights the involvement of enslaved and free Blacks in the construction of the Capitol. Sarasin adds, “We are in our sixteenth printing of We, the People, an illustrated guide to the Capitol, originally published with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society, and we also publish an illustrated calendar with historical factoids for every day of the week.”

Sarasin’s long and fascinating career path began, as is the case with the majority of new lawyers, in private practice. “After UConn Law (then on Woodland Street in Hartford), I practiced at Bracken and Zoarski in New Haven and then with Joseph Perelmutter in Seymour,” recalls Sarasin. “Our firm, which was then known as Perelmutter, Sarasin and Cohen, was a very general country practice. We did it all: domestic relations, negligence, real estate, probate, etc.”

While running his law practice, Sarasin became involved in politics when, as a result of redistricting, his hometown of Beacon Falls was combined with Seymour and Bethany to form a new district. “I ran against the incumbent representative in 1966 and lost,” he says. “I ran against him again in 1968 and won...In 1972, I ran against a fourteen-year incumbent congressman and won my first election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut’s Fifth District. I was reelected in 1974 and 1976.”

After losing the race for governor to Ella Grasso in 1978, Sarasin says he decided not to come back to Connecticut to practice law. “Frankly, I was concerned that if someone asked me to write a brief and take it to the courthouse, I would not know how to do one or find the other.” Instead, Sarasin remained in Washington and worked for an international consulting firm for a few years and then became the director of government relations for the National Restaurant Association, where he worked from 1983 until being recruited in 1990 to be the president and CEO of the National Beer Wholesalers Association. 

So how did Sarasin end up returning to the historic building where he spent so much time as a congressman? “I was a member of the board of directors of the United States Capitol Historical Society and was about to retire from the National Beer Wholesalers Association when my predecessor decided to retire,” explains Sarasin, who is the third person to head up the Society.  “I was then asked if I would take on the full time responsibility of president and CEO as of January 1, 2000. I have been here ever since.”

Clearly, Sarasin has no regrets about where his career path has led since graduating from UConn Law 48 years ago. “The Society’s offices are in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building next door to the Hart Senate Office Building,” he says. “Because of our relationship to the Capitol Building I am in and out of the Capitol Complex almost every day. I am able to maintain my personal relationships with members of Congress and develop relationships with new members as they come here to serve...I love my job.”

Alan E. Green '74

As a boy, Alan E. Green ’74 lived with his family in Rice Heights, a public housing project in Hartford that he remembers as being safe, clean and supportive. Today, in his role as executive director of the Hartford Housing Authority (HHA), Green is leading a concerted effort to make public housing in his hometown a place where young people can once again grow up in a safe, vibrant community so that 50 years from now their childhood memories will be as fond as his. “I’m not going to tell you that I can recapture the past,” said Green in an interview with Hartford Courant columnist Stan Simpson shortly after his appointment at the Housing Authority. “But we do have to do more than just build housing; we have to look at ways to redevelop communities.”

For all intents and purposes, Green has dedicated his entire professional life to community building and economic development. Prior to becoming executive director at the Hartford Housing Authority in January 2008, he served for five years as president and CEO of the Hamden (CT)-based New Samaritan Corporation, the largest charitable, not-for-profit manager of affordable housing in Connecticut, with more than 80 housing sites. Before that, he was the founding partner of Green, Wilson & Associates, a consulting firm that has helped managed numerous charitable foundations, as well as provided strategic planning services for a variety of nonprofit corporations, including the American School for the Deaf, the House of Bread and Riverfront Recapture. Green’s long and diverse career in public service also includes serving as the executive director of the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven and as associate director of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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“There is, in fact, a direct connection between education, employment and housing, and it is very simple: One cannot get good employment without a good education and one cannot get good housing without good employment. The three are inseparable.” Alan E. Green ’74

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“The Law School helped me define my future,” said Green upon receiving a distinguished service award from the Law School Alumni Association in 2009. “The influence of faculty like Hugh Macgill, Bill Breetz, Terry Tondro and others set the example of what it means to pursue public service as a career.”

“Alan’s life journey has served as a beacon of hope for many of Hartford’s inner city youngsters and adults,” said former Appellate Court Judge (now Connecticut Supreme Court Justice) Lubbie Harper ’75, who introduced Green at the awards ceremony. “I continue to marvel at his work ethic and his quiet and unassuming demeanor – a demeanor which belies his internal and physical strength…He is a true public servant and we are all better off as a result of his passion for public service. Alan has worked nonstop over the years to make a difference in people’s lives.”

Green’s nonstop work continues unabated. Under his leadership, the Hartford Housing Authority is rebuilding a number of high density projects built in the post WWII-era – including Dutch Point, Stowe Village and Charter Oak – with a focus on home ownership, as well as new, affordable rental units. Part of Green’s vision for the future of affordable public housing in Hartford includes creating a nonprofit real estate development corporation to spur on economic development in the neighborhoods surrounding the rebuilt projects. He passionately believes that the establishment of retail, recreational, education, health and other vital services in proximity to public housing is the key to reestablishing – and maintaining – the quality of life he and his family enjoyed in the 1950s. “At the Hartford Housing Authority, we are in the business of building communities,” said Green, “and we can’t do that without partnering with others. Without community building, we will only be in the business of ‘warehousing’ people, as my late predecessor, John Wardlaw, used to say. We can’t let that happen.”

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FACT: Alan Green met his wife, Constance Belton Green ’72, in the library at the former site of the Law School on 1800 Asylum Avenue. Today, Belton Green, the first African-American women to graduate from UConn Law, is chief diversity officer and executive assistant to the president of Eastern Connecticut State University.

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