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June 2018

This afternoon regional business and community leaders gathered for the 144th Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s (BRBC) Annual Meeting and Luncheon. PSEG is honored to have been awarded the BRBC 2018 Economic Development Award. Rick Thigpen, Vice President of State Governmental Affairs for PSEG, was present to accept the award and address the large audience. Upon presenting the award, Sarah Spencer from Connecticut Airport regarded PSEG as a “partner in the business and community fabric of the city of Bridgeport.” Since 1988 the Bridgeport Regional Business Council has been an organization geared towards promoting the economic development of the Bridgeport Region. The Economic Development Award is presented annually to major contributors to economic development in the region. The recipient is a BRBC member company that is undergoing a “brick and mortar” development project and will result in the growth of tax base

Earlier this week PSEG celebrated the graduation of students in its second Ready2Work class. On Monday, June 4th friends, family, teachers and local officials, such as Bridgeport’s Mayor Joe Ganim and five members of City Council, all gathered to show their support for students who are about to embark on a highly rewarding career in the construction industry. PSEG's Ready2work program was created to provide Bridgeport residents with the opportunity to gain access to well-paying careers in Connecticut’s construction industries. Ready2Work allows residents including minorities, women and veterans to train for a high paying apprenticeship at no cost. Ready2Work participants attend five classes over a 14-month period comprising classroom instruction hours along with hands-on training. The half-million-dollar private investment helps to build the construction industry’s workforce pipeline by creating opportunities for disadvantaged and low-skilled area residents. PSEG is proud to help

Sparking a child’s interest is like lighting a match; sometimes difficult but once lit it creates something great. On May 29th, PSEG employees including Michele Massaro and her husband Joseph Brennan went to Roosevelt Elementary school with books in tow to inspire the next generation of book worms. Michele and her husband regularly visit the same class throughout the year bringing reading materials and treats. The couple began volunteering three years ago after attending Bridgeport Public School’s Read Aloud day.    Bridgeport Public Schools kick off every school year with Read Aloud Day where volunteers come to read children’s books to Pre-K through sixth grade classes. Many volunteers continue their work in the schools as Read Aloud volunteers, tutors and mentors throughout the year. Volunteers receive a book a month from the School Volunteer association to read and donate to classroom libraries.