ALC gives its first donation to the Lynn Public Schools
The American Latino Committee held its first donation event on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Thousand Hills Coffee Corp on Munroe Street, Lynn.
With the presence of the Superintendent of the Lynn Public Schools, the Executive Director of Curricula, the Lynn Teacher’s Union President, State Representatives, local business entrepreneurs, and community members the American Latino Committee members held a generous donation of $1000.00 for the public school’s First Book literary program, which aims at distributing about 45,000 free books in December for every child in the city. “It is great to see folks investing back into our community,” said Dan Cahill, City Council President.
Dulce Gonzalez, representative of the ALC mentioned, “our educational goal seeks the same as that of the Lynn Public Schools, the best education possible for every child in this city,” and that, “in this progressive society it is important to adjust to the change and be part of the solution.”
State Representative, Brendan Crighton also mentioned this was a great start and could not be more thankful for the positive impact this donation would have on the students.
According to the Daily Item, the Superintendent of the Public School, Dr. Catherine Latham said, “the committee’s contribution reflects the Latino community’s understanding “that it takes a whole city to raise our children.”
Founder, Juan Gonzalez, with members of the organized committee affirmed their efforts as part as the integration of the cities and residents of Latino origin and decent into the city of Lynn,
Members of the Committee, Jose Alvarez, Thelma Velazquez, Alvaro Zapet and Debora Merida were more than thrilled and reiterated that “this is one more step.”