Naugatuck’s future mayor? We hope so!

Meet Dean Jair Andrade of Naugatuck. You’ll see why the future is bright if young people like him lead our communities. For the second consecutive year, Dean has earned a college scholarship from Connecticut Community Foundation. This year, it was made possible through the Jack and Vivian Hanson Fund at the Foundation.

Dean will be attending Connecticut College this fall after earning an associate’s degree at Housatonic Community College. He’s one of Connecticut Community Foundation’s 420 scholarship recipients in 2018.

Watch Dean’s story below. He’s got some things to say about American history, town greens, philanthropy and senior centers— and how his community service in Naugatuck is shaping his future. And he’s got a message for donors, too.