ELU members kicked off the New Year with our Painting and Pizza with Literacy Council of Reading event. The Literacy Council of Reading is a United Way Agency Partner that provides adult basic literacy and English as a Second Language education programs, and those in attendance learned about the about the work they do while assisting them in a painting project to beautify their newly updated classrooms.
ELU members also had the opportunity to learn about their own money, and their thoughts about money, with our Start the New Year with a Virtual Financial Refresh with ELU Cabinet member Brenton Haupt, and our Money Beliefs: An Artful Exploration with ELU member Michelle Kissinger, PhD. Both of these sessions provided valuable insight on how to save money and also how we view money in society.
We learned about the work of Berks Connections/Pretrial Services with our Helping BCPS Provide a Second Chance in the New Year event. This inspiring event allows justice involved individuals the opportunity to find a job as they reenter into society.
Habit for Humanity renovates existing homes and helps working families achieve home ownership. Their ReStore also helps them in their mission by raising funds. ELU members learned about the work they do and got their hands a little dirty by sorting donations at our Working at Habitat for Humanity ReStore to Build Futures event.
We enjoyed our Provide Hope to Olivet Clinton Street event, learning about the work of Olivet Boys and Girls Club and how their Hubs of Hope program provides students with access to daily essentials.
ELU ended the quarter with our virtual Building Leaders for a Stronger Community with Barrio Alegria event. It was great to learn about the work of Barrio and how versatile they our in our community.
We are excited to continue to serve our community with all of you at our upcoming events!