PSEG Power invests in children in need


PSEG Power recently donation $10,000 to the United Way’s Schools of Hope program. On-hand to receive the donation from PSEG’s Tom Copus are, from left, Geraldine Johnson School staff members Colleen Furtak, program overseer; Barbara King, Lexia interventionist; Kathy Feller, United Way and School Volunteer Council liaison; Marlene Roberts, principal; and Karen Sportini, United Way representative.

The PSEG Power, the philanthropic arm of Bridgeport’s PSEG Energy, recently donated $10,000 to fund United Way of Coastal Fairfield County’s Schools of Hope program.

Schools of Hope is an initiative aimed at ensuring that children are reading a grade level by the end of third grade, a critical marker and a huge predictor of future success.

“PSEG is proud to support the communities in which we operate, and United Way’s Schools of Hope is a meaningful way for us to make a difference in the lives of children in need,” said. Tom Copus, PSEG’s plant manager.

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has six Schools of Hope: Geraldine Johnson in Bridgeport, Curiale School in Bridgeport, Franklin School in Stratford, McKinley School in Fairfield, Cooperative Educational Services in Trumbull and Fox Run School in Norwalk.

The Schools of Hope receive a variety of assistance including after-school tutorial programs, daytime tutoring programs, reading assistance with foster grandparents, parent workshops, professional development, installation of SMART Boards, parent literacy workshops and providing books to build home libraries.

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