Friday, August 17, 2012

Celebrating a Year of Service

This week, we celebrated a year of dedicated service and the graduation of MuseumCorps, the Museum’s AmeriCorps team.  This group of 12 full-time members and four additional summer members extended the Museum’s reach to children and families in underserved communities throughout and around Providence and had a tremendous impact. There’s so much the Museum simply could not do without the hard work and passion of these committed and talented individuals.

And new this summer, the Museum served 200 children with expanded summer enrichment programming, designed to combat summer learning loss – an average of two months of grade-level equivalency in math skills and three months in reading skills.

Our sincere thanks and congratulations to Abbey, Alex, Andy, Ann, Casey, Jeysy, John, Kassie, Leah, Meagan, Megan, Rebecca, Ryan, Sarah, Stacy and Suzie!

The Museum’s AmeriCorps program is made possible by a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and Serve Rhode Island with additional support from Amgen Foundation; Billy Andrade-Brad Faxon Charities for Children; Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation; The John Clarke Trust, Bank of America, Co-Trustee; Cox Charities of New England Fund; The Hassenfeld Foundation; Frank B. Hazard General Charity Fund, Bank of America, Trustee; Harry M., Miriam C. & William C. Horton Fund, Bank of America, Co-Trustee; Museum Annual Campaign Donors; The Providence Shelter; Talbots Classics National Bank; Textron Charitable Trust; and UnitedHealthcare of New England.

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