The first goal of Educational Main Street is to help keep Greater Hartford's youth in school by engaging them in educational partnerships involving the children, parents, public schools, community organizations, local businesses, and the University of Hartford. The key to the program's success is its long-range approach to educational support derived from its partnerships. This inclusive, collaborative approach aims to provide the best possible educational support for Greater Hartford's school youth.
The second goal is to provide meaningful, service-learning opportunities for the University of Hartford undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their degree programs. This Educational Main Street component is designed with strong ties to pedagogy and is modeled after best practices in the service-learning field.