ACC’s Admissions Administrative Assistant Holly Brunette organized a Reading Room Ride-A-Thon for Enfield Head Start. Holly was a member of the first graduating class of ACC’s Women’s Leadership Institute. Graduates of the program are asked to create and execute a community action project, following the completion of the program. Holly collaborated with Pam Keenan in ACC’s Children’s Reading Room on the fundraiser. Children from the Reading Room rode their tricycles for a two-day total of 723 laps around the gym.

Sponsorship from students, staff, faculty and the community, resulted in $650 being pledged in donations! Head Start will use the funds to purchase specialty puzzles for their facility. They will also be able to provide social emotional curriculum for all of their classrooms.

In photo, Holly Brunette (back row, second from right) organized a ride-a-thon with ACC’s Children’s Reading Room to raise funds for Enfield’s Head Start. Photographed at the check presentation are (from left to right, back row) ACC Children’s Reading Room Coordinator Pam Keenan; Interim Dean of Student Services Tim St. James; Director of Enfield Head Start Deb Clement; Melissa Levasseur, Education/Disabilities Coordinator at Enfield Head Start; Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Eileen Peltier; Brunette, and ACC President James Lombella. Front row, left to right are ACC Children’s Reading Room students Julia, Evelyn and Noah and ACC student Andrea Troya. Photo by Julie Cotnoir

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