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March 2018

Recently PSEG attended Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders’ (BCYL) annual Gala. This year’s Gala on February 24th celebrated the 15th anniversary of the organization which serves more than 700 children and their families. PSEG is proud to sponsor BCYL and its sports, educational and civics programming. PSEG spokesperson James Gilroy was among the 250 guests at Costa Azura in Milford who danced the night way while contributing to the very worthy cause. BCYL, through the years has given more than 700,000 in scholarships and engages volunteers who serve the many Bridgeport children in their programs. PSEG supports organizations such as BCYL that serve the children of Bridgeport’s South End and the City of Bridgeport.

By Melissa Ficuciello They may not have worn traditional caps and gowns, nor did the familiar sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” fill the air, but that didn’t lessen the excitement and enormous feelings of pride in the room as 11 participants in PSEG’s first Ready2Work Apprenticeship Training Program class received their diplomas on March 12th, 2018. The graduation ceremony was held at Bridgeport Harbor Station before a standing-room-only crowd filled with family and friends of the graduates, as well as local officials – including Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim – and representatives from the local building trades. The graduates began a seven-week program in January that is paving the way for their entry into the local labor unions in Connecticut. Ready2Work is open to all Bridgeport residents, with an emphasis on women, minorities and veterans. The program uses the 120-hour online

On March 1st, PSEG ‘s BHS Station Manager Karl Wintermeyer and Senior Site Administrator Wendy Lara visited the After School at the Klein (ASK). Representatives were able to tour the facility and witness students practicing their instruments. PSEG Power Connecticut is a proud sponsor of ASK, a tuition-free afterschool arts program in Bridgeport. Students in grades 7 through 12 receive top-notch instruction in music, dance, and drama. As the only tuition free afterschool arts program in Bridgeport ASK serves over 120 students. PSEG strives to support organizations and programs that positively impact Bridgeport’s youth.

On Monday February 26, 2018 PSEG sponsored the Cardinal Sheehan Center’s annual trivia night at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. The event helped raise funds to support children in the Bridgeport area that participate in the Center’s After school & Saturday programs. The highlight of the night was guest speaker Mogrevejo, a 5th grade student at St. Augustine’s that shared his accomplishments, dreams and the role the Cardinal Sheehan Center has played in his life. Mogrevejo captivated the audience by sharing his personal experiences leaving the room so quiet you could hear a pin drop against the carpet flooring. The impact the Cardinal Sheehan Center has had on John Mogrevejo’s life is tremendous. PSEG is proud to see the impact our support has on the lives of those in our community. We are proud to sponsor the After School & Saturday