Community Coalition for Children
Darell Hammond, Founder and CEO of Kaboom!
at the Garde Arts Center and Connecticut College in New London, CT
October 20 - 21, 2014
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About Darell Hammond
Founder and CEO, KaBOOM!
Darell Hammond is the founder and CEO of KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to the bold goal of bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. With more than 20 years of experience in community development and volunteerism, Hammond has been named an Ashoka Fellow and was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Read More...
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Show us how YOU play! Join the #CCCPlays challenge by sending us images of you playing. Don't forget to tag us with #CCCPlays @CCCofCT and on Facebook at CommunityCoalition4Children. Winners will be announced at our October event at The Garde by Darell Hamond of Kaboom!
Interview with CCC Chair, Cara Westcott, and Kathleen O'Beirne
Hot Off the Press
Sept 2, 2014 in The Norwich Bulletin:Healthy Living: Send kids to school with healthier lunches, snacks
Jul 10, 2014 in The Day:
Pro-playground author, advocate of free play, coming to region in October
Jul 8, 2014 in The Day:
Offering pathways to healthy, happy play
April 23, 2014 in The Norwich Bulletin:
Speakers at children’s health forum: Use fear to change bad habits
March 27, 2014 in The Norwich Bulletin:
Eastern chamber hands out $90K in grants to nonprofits
As a result of CCC's 2013 program with Dr. Katz…
· A Youth Center snack bar removed all unhealthy snacks (chips and candy) and replaced them with healthy alternatives.
· A grocery store is working to implement the NuVal system so customers can make nutritionally informed decisions more easily.
· A school district is implementing a local farm to table food initiative, which includes classes to teach children how to cook with local, healthy produce.