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May 2019

On Wednesday, May 15th PSEG sponsored the Minority Construction Council (MCC) Partnership Awards Dinner to honor the MCC’s partners and the MCC Scholarship Award recipient. PSEG believes supporting small and minority-owned businesses is essential to our business operations and to sustaining a strong community. PSEG has committed to using regional and minority-, women-, service-disabled, and veteran-owned businesses (MWVBE) contractors. As part of PSEG’s Harbor Station Unit #5 Project, the Project has committed over $147 million with MWVBE contractors and suppliers, representing 42 percent of the available spend. Founded in 2002, the MCC is a Connecticut based group of small minority contractors that aim to provide support and resources to assist in the growth of the firms. As a non-profit organization with over 160 members, the MCC’s mission is to advocate, support, and create development opportunities for minority contractors throughout the State

Serving up food “Like mom used to make” is the specialty of Bridgeport born Aunt Viv’s food truck. The local food truck staple offers homestyle cooking at a reasonable price to people all over the Bridgeport community and to workers on the BHS 5 site since August of 2018. Aunt Viv’s founder, Sarah Bridges, has been delivering her comfort food cuisine to patrons since 2016 and came to BHS in 2018 as a way for workers to have access to food while working on site. Inspired by the memories of her mother’s cooking, Sarah Bridges wanted to offer people quality homecooked meals that sparked their own memories of food and family. Aunt Viv’s was born from this mission to honor Sarah’s mother Vivian (better known as Aunt Viv) and her skilled cooking. Sarah and her husband Robert Bridges combined their passions

For all the young women who dream of becoming doctors, scientists, engineers or even artists, the National Chapter of 100 Black Women’s (NCBW) S.T.E.A.M program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is helping them achieve their dreams. On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 34 young women in grades 4-8 from the Greater Bridgeport Area were recognized for their completion of this 6-month long program. PSEG is proud to be a supporter of a program that empowers young women to pursue their dreams. PSEG’s own Bridgeport Harbor Station Manager, Karl Wintermeyer, attended the event to see the remarkable achievement made by the young women in the program. “Every year I continue to be impressed by the intelligence and drive these girls have. Five of these outstanding young girls spoke to a packed graduation ceremony about the impact this program had on them

On April 26th, 2019, the University of Bridgeport and PSEG teamed up with students from Bridgeport’s Bryant Elementary School teamed up with students from the University of Bridgeport to celebrate Arbor Day. PSEG proudly sponsored the event which was focused on educating younger generations about the importance of preserving our environment and sustainability. Guest speakers included State Representative Steve Stafstrom, PSEG representative Jim Gilroy who spoke to students about what we are doing to help the environment and how every individual has the opportunity to make a difference while Keynote speaker David Kooris, a member of Stamford’s Board of Representatives, spoke about the importance of resiliency and sustainability. Students from grades K-6 had an educational and exciting day filled with fun activities dedicated to raising awareness and promoting more eco-friendly habits ending with tree plantings around the city. Do you