Join Generations Incorporated to support the youth literacy movement in Greater Boston at our event, Lighting the Spark.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1 Seaport Lane
Boston MA 02210
Greater Boston is facing a literacy crisis. Nearly 70% of students in our area are not reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Literacy is the vehicle to other learning, and yet far too many children lack the fundamental skills to learn.
Now in our 28th year of service, Generations Incorporated works to improve the literacy skills of young students by engaging community-based volunteers to light a spark within each child.
Our event will highlight stories of success from our students as well as community older adults serving as literacy coaches in Boston and Revere.
Join us to explore our important role in placing youth on the path to lifelong academic success.
This cocktail event will also feature live entertainment and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Business or cocktail attire is recommended.
Can’t make the event but want to show your support? Make a donation or sponsor the ticket cost for a deserving volunteer to attend.
Boston City Councilor At-Large
Since being elected in 2015, Annissa Essaibi George has served as Education Committee Chair and At-Large member of Boston’s City Council.
Essaibi-George integrates her experience teaching Economics, Business Management and Health & Human Services at East Boston High School with her passion for education gained through serving as the Boston Private Industry Council’s Student Services Liaison into her current platform and policies to improve equitable access to academic opportunities for students in her district.
As a small business owner and resident of Dorchester, Essaibi-George understands the value and need for economic opportunity in our communities and the critical link between educational success and economic growth.
We are thrilled to welcome Councillor Essaibi-George to our event.