April 28, 2014

Tanzi brings grant to South Kingstown CARES

In photo:  (Left to right) Rep. Teresa A. Tanzi (D-Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett) presents a $2,500 grant to Cynthia Piez-Pacheco, board secretary of South Kingstown CARES and a retired South Kingstown teacher, and Hannah Hodgson, the executive director of South Kingstown CARES.  

STATE HOUSE – Rep. Teresa A. Tanzi recently delivered a $2,500 grant to South Kingstown CARES to help support its mentoring efforts for middle school students.
South Kingstown CARES (Connecting All Resources for Educational Support) is a nonprofit organization that helps fill the needs of South Kingstown students and coordinates school volunteers.

“I am thrilled to be able to assist South Kingstown CARES, because they make so many great opportunities possible for the children in South Kingstown schools. Not only do they do a terrific job encouraging people in the community to use their time and talents to help students, but they also provide the priceless services of coordinating hundreds of volunteers and organizing the programs that help connect kids to what they need. We are extremely lucky to have such an active and well-run volunteer organization supporting our students,” said Representative Tanzi (D-Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett).
Last year CARES placed more than 350 volunteers in South Kingstown public schools helping with classroom projects, homework clubs focusing on math and literacy, mentoring individual students, providing academic support for core subjects at the high school and a providing a career and college center. CARES volunteers gave over 15,000 collective hours to local schools in the last school year. For more information visit www.SKCARES.org