Charleston Promise Neighborhood receives corporate gift from Solvay to support Summer Program

L-R Angelia Washington (Solvay Human Resources Manager), Sherrie Snipes-Williams (Charleston Promise Neighborhood) and Jean-Francois Berthiaume (Solvay Site Manager).

Charleston, SC - Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN) is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 corporate gift from Solvay. These funds will support CPN's 2017 Summer Program at Mary Ford Elementary, located in North Charleston.

The 2017 Summer Program at Mary Ford will serve approximately 60 students, from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Participants will rotate through blocks of small group academic remediation with a certified teacher, and extracurricular enrichment blocks that include soccer, dance, music and art activities, over five weeks. Additionally, each Friday students will participate in an "in-house" field trip, where providers, such as the South Carolina Aquarium and Center for Birds of Prey, will deliver experiential learning activities at the school.

"We are thrilled that Solvay is serving as the corporate sponsor of our 2017 Summer Program at Mary Ford," said CPN Chief Executive Officer Sherrie Snipes-Williams. "Many children attend camps throughout the summer where they have the opportunity to continue their learning through fun, enriching experiences. CPN's 2017 Summer Program at Mary Ford will help young students maintain, and in many instances increase their literacy skills, so that they start the new school year strong at the end of summer break, and ready to learn."

"The Solvay site has a long history of supporting education in the local community," said Jean-Francois Berthiaume, Solvay Site Manager. "We are proud to partner with Charleston Promise Neighborhood, and support this summer program."