Laptops to Aid Area Students at After-School Tutoring Program
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL () — Students working on their math and reading skills at a Deerfield Beach after-school program will now have the benefit of 10 new laptop computers, donated by People's Trust Insurance Company.
Cathedral Community Development Corporation (CCDC) of Deerfield Beach works with 21 third through fifth graders in reading and math each Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. to give them a better foundation for success in school. CCDC reached out to People's Trust to seek the technology donation.
"Deerfield Beach is our home, and all of us at People's Trust recognize the importance of giving back to the community," said Adam Hasner, the company's Chief Communications and Marketing Officer. "Cathedral does so much to help local children reach their full potential, and that's a goal we are proud to embrace and support."
People's Trust hopes to expand the CCDC's mission to reach more area students and provide a more in-depth technological experience. Although the program has been in existence for more than four years, the computers donated by People's Trust are among the first to be integrated into the non-profit's educational program.
"The mission of the CCDC is to make a positive impact on communities that are underserved, to be a catalyst in these communities and strengthen families to be self-sustaining," said the Reverend David Johnson Sr., Executive Director. "We are tremendously thankful to People’s Trust for providing us with technology that is such an important part of children’s learning in today’s digital age."
In addition to math and reading workbooks provided by CCDC, the new laptops will help the program’s state-certified teachers prepare students for the new Florida Standards Assessment Test in 2015.
About People's Trust Insurance Company
Founded in 2008, People’s Trust Insurance Company is a Florida-based insurer that brings stability and affordability to an insurance market that has been plagued by uncertainty. Honored with the 2013 Enterprise Florida Governor’s Innovators in Business Award, People’s Trust offers a better solution for more than 130,000 policyholders throughout Florida by embracing an ethic of being prepared and providing a simpler, seamless recovery experience.
By maintaining nine fully stocked Response Centers and a Rapid Response Team that deploys 24/7, the company is able to ensure swift recovery for policyholders after a disaster or emergency loss. Headquartered at Florida Atlantic University’s Research Park in Deerfield Beach, the company has more than 650 employees statewide.
About the Cathedral Community Development Corporation
Cathedral Community Development Corporation (CCDC) is a 501(c)3 organization located in Deerfield Beach. The mission of the CCDC is to make a positive impact on communities that are underserved and to be a catalyst in these communities by providing a vision for capacity building in order to strengthen families to be self-sustaining.