West Middle Community School
44 Niles Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Hours: M-F 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Unit Director: Joseph Bumpers
Joe Bumpers is the Community School Director for Boys & Girls Club of Hartford. Having started his career at the Boys & Girls Club in 2005, Joe has served youth through several capacities and continues to impact the youth of the Asylum Hill neighborhood on a daily basis.
Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford team, Joe worked for Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration where he was the Program Coordinator of Mystic Aquarium’s Education Center in Hartford for seven years. There he oversaw all program operations including: staff management, facility maintenance marketing, teaching educational classes, maintaining exhibits, etc.
Joe has taken courses at Central Connecticut State University and plans to obtain his degree in the near future. Having worked in youth agencies for more than 15 years Joe has gained extensive experience, knowledge, and understanding of children that makes him a valuable asset to the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford.
Joe is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Hartford YMCA. Outside of work, Joe is actively involved in his church. In 2008, Joe was ordained as a Minister at True Love Holiness Church of Jesus Christ, under the leadership of Pastor Barbara J. Ricks. Joe is also a Bible & Sunday school teacher and has served under the ministry for the last 12 years.