Walker's and the Community

Committed to the community

Advancing girls, women, and the issues that are important to them is central to the Walker's mission. Walker's supports a number of organizations that share this commitment including CT Women’s Hall of Fame, Hartford Region YWCA, and Horizons at The Ethel Walker School.

Caring for the community

Walker’s proudly supports the Community Farm of Simsbury, Gifts of Love, Church Street Eats, Special Olympics and Second Chance Ranch. We also sponsor Simsbury’s Talcott Mountain Music Festival and Septemberfest. In 2014, we finalized the sale of The Ethel Walker Woods to the Town of Simsbury, ensuring that these magnificent 425 acres will be preserved and enjoyed in perpetuity by local residents.

Conversations with the community

Walker’s has hosted a number of community forums and conversations open to the public, including Title IX about women in sports; the Food for Thought, food symposium; the Digital Lives of Teens and ‘Tweens, performances of Eve Ensler’s “I Am and Emotional Creature: The Secret Lives of Girls Around the World” and a showing of Miss Representation.

The Bell Library Art Gallery on the Walker’s campus features the work of visiting and student artists and is open to the public throughout the year.

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