Back To School Rally 2018-Rock The Block

Citywide Back to School Rally

More than 1500 people attended the 21st Annual Back To School Rally held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Library Park. This rally is a free, city-wide event hosted by Waterbury Youth Services, The Mayor's Office and Waterbury Public Schools.

The goal of this rally is to bring the community together to enrich the educational experience of Waterbury students by:

Giving them the school supplies needed to succeed on the first day of school

Showing families the numerous after-school programs available throughout the Waterbury area

Providing vital information on healthcare support and community resources

Relieving some of the financial burden parents face when children return to school

Waterbury back to school rally empowers kids, shows the heart of the community

By:  LaSalle Blanks

Huge thanks to Connecticut Community Foundation for their support, to our many business partners that donated goods and services, and to the 50+ community agencies present at the rally to show families all the after-school programs and resources available to Waterbury students.

2018 Vendors:

Annie C Courtney Fdn
Bionic Bodies
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury
Bridge to Success
Butterflies With Voices Inc.
CAPS Study - Yale School of Public Health
Catholic Charities
Children To Children
City of Waterbury Education Department
CJR TOP program
Cricket Wireless
Dominicanos USA
Donate Life New England
Family Care Visiting Nurse
Family Focus Partnership
Fitness Fury Experience
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut
Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries
Health 360
Hot 93.7
Madre Latina
My Reflection Matters, LLC
National Federation of the Blind
Naugatuck Valley Community College
New Opportunities Inc.
NW Medical Home Initiative
Overcoming Life’s Obstacles Counseling
Positive Parenting Program
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
Smile Builders
St John's Episcopal Church
StayWell Health Center - Q.U.E.S.T.
TD Bank
Walmart Waterbury Vision Center
Waterbury Hospital
Waterbury Office of Early Childhood- School Readiness &  Early Childhood
Waterbury PAL
Waterbury Public Schools (Main Office)
Waterbury Recycling
Wellmore Behavioral Health
Wtby Knights
Zimmerman Foundation