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03/15/17

Thank you Holman Enterprises for your Meaningful Community Commitment

Volunteers from Holman Enterprises enjoy a visit with preschoolers on our play deck.

Representatives from Holman Enterprises (l ot r) Ashley Beideman, Jeneice Moward, Zach Knauss, and Erin Vincent, also a Children’s Village Board Member, enjoy a visit with preschoolers on our play deck before volunteering in our School-Age Program classrooms.

Reflecting a longstanding commitment to giving back to the community, Holman Enterprises is enhancing our work to ensure all children — including those who are low income and learning English– benefit from an environment that best fosters development and learning.  Volunteers from Holman Enterprises  “rolled up their sleeves” in our classrooms, providing one-on-one homework and reading help to students in our School-Age Program (K-7th grade.)

This volunteer service complements recent funding from Holman’s Community Grant program to the School-Age Program.  The award is helping Children’s Village improve the reading, vocabulary, and writing skills of the 147 children enrolled in our School-Age Program. The School-Age Program responds to a pressing need for year round academic enrichment for at-risk children: 97% of the students are low-income; 90% are from non-English speaking families.

Children’s Village also benefits from the service of Holman employees in another way; we are honored that Erin Vincent, GPHR, Manager, Global HR Operations, is a member of our Board of Directors.

“We deeply appreciate Holman Enterprises’ wonderful commitment to the community and that company representatives recently took the time to volunteer.  Fittingly, they assisted with homework and reading. Literacy is key to school success yet the window of opportunity is narrow.  We know that children struggling to read by third grade fall behind and stay behind, often triggering devastating consequences.  They are four times more likely to drop out of high school, and if they are poor, are 11 times more likely to drop out.  What takes place in our classrooms can make a lifetime of difference and we thank Holman volunteers for stepping in to our classrooms to help in such a meaningful way,” say Mary Graham, Executive Director.

Learn more about corporate responsibility at Holman, please visit Holman Community.

Scroll for photos of volunteers in action!

Holman volunteer Ashely

 

Holman volunteer Jenise

 

Holman Volunteers in SA Program 3_13_17 050 Erin with reader

 

Holman Volunteers in SA Program 3_13_17 048 Zack 2

 
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