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United Way Seeks Volunteers For Stamford Reading Program

The United Way of Western Connecticut is looking for after-school volunteers in Stamford for a new reading program.
The United Way of Western Connecticut is looking for after-school volunteers in Stamford for a new reading program. Photo Credit: Courtesy United Way Facebook Page

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The United Way of Western Connecticut is looking for after-school volunteers in Stamford.

The Volunteer Center (TVC) of the United Way in Western Connecticut recently partnered with Julia A. Stark Elementary School to start the Rising Stars after-school program. Rising Stars matches volunteer mentors with first- and second-grade children in a reading program.

“These children face academic challenges, but could reach their full potential with extra support,” said Bridget Fox, executive vice president of Volunteerism at TVC. “This program will pair a volunteer mentor with a child once a week after school for 45 minutes to help them with their reading and homework. We are honored to be partnering with Julia A. Stark Elementary School to support this important program.”

The United Way is set to host a Lunch and Learn Orientation at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Volunteer Center at 1150 Summer St. in Stamford.

To register for the orientation, or for more information about becoming a Rising Stars After-School Program Mentor, contact Bridget Fox or Nicole Granskog at The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut by calling 203-348-7714 or sending an email to bridget.fox@uwwesternct.org or nicole.granskog@uwwesternct.org

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