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ERfC 2015-2016

Board of Directors President—Heidi DeLisle Vice President—Rebecca Wilson Secretary—Melissa Giambra Treasurer—Marilyn Bertrand Director—Rev. Peter Bushnell Director—Lindsay Castonguay Director—Mario Florez Director—John Gannon Claire Hall, M.Ed.  Execu ve Director 

Director—Maya Matthews

Heidi DeLisle  ERfC Board President 

Director—Carole Schloss Director—Patricia Wrice

Advisory Team Judith Apruzzese-Desroches

Dear Friends,

Micheal Helechu

In our annual report last year, we told you that we hoped to pilot an initiative to combat food insecurity among Enfield families. We did it! We successfully launched Healthy Meals=Healthy Minds in January. This partnership with Enfield Food Shelf has already helped many families whose children might otherwise be without nutritious meals. We are so grateful to MassMutual and its employees for choosing us as one of only three initiatives addressing food insecurity to receive a Mutual Impact award in CT. If you haven’t seen it, please visit our website at www.erfcinc.org to view the Healthy Meals=Healthy Minds video.

Karen Jarmoc

Directors Emeritus Ronald Gregory, Sr. John Adams, Esq. ___________

ERfC Administrative Staff Claire Hall, M.Ed. Executive Director

Why would an organization called Educational Resources for Children combat food insecurity? Because we know that kids who don’t have nutritious food don’t succeed academically. We see it in our programs. They can’t concentrate and have poor grades and test scores. Healthy Meals=Healthy Minds is one way to address this issue. At one of our centers we also offer meals for kids and we provide family dinner events throughout the school year at several locations.

Chuck Horner Business Manager

Debbie Lenn Office Assistant & Registrar

David Meizels, M.Ed. Director of Operations

Melissa Shea

To address obesity—food insecure kids are often overweight because they eat the wrong foods—we offer kids a range of sports and after-school physical activities. Many kids in town have no access to this kind of activity — except in our program.

Coordinator of Program Support

Mellissa Cahill Curriculum Coordinator

Ryan Obedzinski Manager of Community Engagement & Partnerships

The support we offer kids and families is critical and much of what we offer is provided free of charge. And that presents a challenge for all of us in town. To meet this challenge, we’re asking you to do one thing. Say “yes” again this year to making a generous gift to support your neighbors, Enfield kids and families.

Sonya Wells Marketing & Social Media

Scott Arthurs Logistics Coordinator

With great appreciation for your kindness and support,

In January, ERfC was awarded a $79,798 grant from MassMutual Life Insurance Company through Mutual Impact, its first ever employee-giving program. Healthy Meals=Healthy Minds is a collaboration between ERfC and the Enfield Food Shelf. The project goal is to ensure all Enfield children and families have the food they need to succeed in school and in life. The project includes many community partners, including nutritional and educational services from ShopRite of Enfield/Miller Farms Market. Funding from the grant provides free meals to parents and children attending the ERfC Summer Lunch Bunch program together, and free monthly family dinners and enrichment activities for families during the school year. Case management services include enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at The Enfield Food Shelf, helping parents register their children for before and after school and summer programs, and bringing families and community resources together. In addition to helping families and children learn about health, fitness

and nutrition, there are workshops on food budgeting, shopping, and healthy meal preparation. As part of the grant process ERfC and the Enfield Food Shelf submitted a list of volunteer opportunities to the MassMutual employees, allowing for their participation at various Healthy Meals = Healthy Minds events.

ERfC Community Engagement Initiatives

Tonight in Thompsonville provides a monthly free dinner and hands-on activities designed for parents and children to enjoy together. Resource providers and organizations from the community are also available to share information about health, nutrition, physical activity, education, food assistance, budgeting, Care 4 Kids, SNAP, and how to apply for out-ofschool time academic, enrichment, and recreational activities for kids.

Summer Lunch Bunch is a free USDA lunch program for children up to age 18 and their parents. The 8-week program provides enrichment and literacy activities for kids every day beginning at 11:00 am, followed by lunch. A community information center and service providers are also available for parents during this time. Volunteers assist with a variety of activities throughout the summer.


JFK After School students write a book for Enfield First Readers Three seventh grade students, enrolled in JFK After School KidZ Write, wrote, illustrated, and published a book for First Readers in Enfield. This opportunity was made possible because of a $5,000 grant awarded to First Readers Association of Enfield from the Ronald McDonald House Charites of CT and Western MA. Under the instruction of local self-published author

FINANCIAL DONATIONS INDIVIDUAL DONORS

J.Monkeys, JFK students Lauren, Olivia and Rachel, using the fictional name “Bogerivia”, authored the book, A Friend for Ellie.

Jon and Rosemary Avery Jacki Barden Russell Birchall Arthur Christian II & Denise Boutin Rev. Peter & Kathryn Bushnell Suzanne Butryman Michael & Linda Condon Consiglia E. Deni Leah Doherty Darlene DeCarli-Fowler Lisa Ellis Kylie Fay Gary & Susan Fentin John Gannon Melissa Giambra Linda Glenn Richard & Susan Gray Joyce Hall Rick & Claire Hall William Harmon

J. Monkeys guided the students through the process of conceiving, writing, illustrating, editing, and publishing their children’s book during the eight -week session. A Friend for Ellie was distributed to over 350 First Readers at ceremonies in January and May. All KidZ Write books are available for purchase at Amazon.com.

Mike & Dora Helechu Brenda Kane Candace Kearney Timothy and Kathleen Keene Bill & Karen Kennedy Mary Ellen Killeen Cole Kinsler John & Cindy Kissel George Krol David & Kathy Lavallee Roger & Mary LeBlanc Anna Leno Virginia Lyons Bonnie Mazzoli Cori Molina Ann-Lynn Moffett Patricia Penney Bill & Jan Petrone Dwight & Nancy Phelps Theresa Poremba Jay Presser

Francis Rago Carole Schloss Mark & Janet Sheehan Jason Snukis Robert & Vickie Stacey Pamela Stevenson David Testoni Arlene Tyszkiewicz Lisa Wallner James Watton Walt & Joan Wojciehowski

We sincerely apologize if we have inadvertently omitted any name, business, or organization. Please contact our office to let us know.

BUSINESSES AND CORPORATIONS Amazon Smile Ampersand Consulting Artioli Chrysler Dodge A.W. Hastings & Co. Bardaglio, Hart & Shuman, LLC Carillo & Howland, Inc. Easy Pickin’s Orchard Enfield Congregational Church Enfield Pediatric Dentistry

Fallon Law Office, LLC Guarino Homes LLC Hallmark Cards, Inc. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Ideal Flexibility JBC Real Estate Services, LLC Liberty Tax Service Mass Mutual Mercik & Bolduc, LLC

Sentry Real Estate Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. Sparkle Services, Inc. The Pizza Shoppe The Yarn Garden Tsunami Black Tattoo United Methodist Church of Enfield USA Hauling & Recycling, Inc.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 2 Moms On A Mission, Inc. Employees of Alstom Power Company “Jeans Day” Fund

Employees of UPS Mount Carmel Woman’s Auxiliary

Society of St. Vincent de Paul The Woman’s Club of Enfield

FOUNDATIONS AND PUBLIC SUPPORT

KinderClub designed for new incoming students ERfC KinderClub programs provide a safe and healthy after school environment for new Kindergarten students. We help kids adjust to the many new changes in their life — new school, new friends and new routines. At KinderClub, kids unwind with a snack, play learning games, and participate in learning centers designed to link to school-day learning. Students also participate in a variety of activities including sports, games, science and Reader's Theater.

ERfC Licensed Out-of-School Time Centers Enfield Street & Edgar H. Parkman (K-5) 1318 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT

Hazardville Memorial & Eli Whitney (K-5)

Apple Inc. Benevity Fund Cox Charities New England CT Department of Education Fisher Foundation Fund for Greater Hartford Hartford Foundation Fisher Fund

27 Shaker Road, Enfield, CT

Nathan Hale School-Age Center (K-5) Includes Parkman, Whitney & Crandall Students 5 Taylor Road, Enfield, CT

JFK After School Center (6-8) 155 Raffia Road, Enfield, CT

The Long Family Charitable Foundation The Town of Enfield Travelers Employee Giving Campaign United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut

SPECIAL DONATIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS Amy Romano Memorial Fund Enfield Fire Departments Enfield Police Department Enfield Public Library

68 North Maple Street, Enfield, CT

Henry Barnard & Prudence Crandall (K-5)

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Liberty Mutual Insurance Foundation MassMutual Life The After School Network

Phyliss Malloy in Memory of Jack Goss Neal & Mary Ann Moon in Memory of Jack Goss

Leonard Whitten on behalf of Maddy Whitten

Examples of what your generosity enables ERfC to do 

A donation of $500 will scholarship a child — who receives free/reduced lunch — in a School-Age Center for half of the school year; $1000 for a full year.



$300 provides three children a 6-week session of Afterschool Adventures (sports, art, science, theater and writing).

 

$175 supports a child for one week at Summer Escape Day Camp. $125 provides literacy and activity materials for 10 kids and their families at Summer Lunch Bunch. Please send your gift today in the enclosed envelope or go online to

DONATE TODAY at WWW.ERFCINC.ORG

2015-2016 Out-of-School Time Accomplishments ERfC Enrollment 237 students ERfC Enrollment in grades K-8 237enrolled studentsininour grades five K-8 School-Age enrolled in Centers. our five School-Age Centers. Summer Escape Escape providedSummer seven weeks of fullprovided weeks day campseven for 202 kids.of full-day camp for 202 kids. Financial Financial Assistance Assistance was was awarded awarded to to 60% 60% of of our our families during the schoolfamilies during the school-year year; 50%the during the and 50%and during summer. summer. Summer Lunch Bunch Summer Lunch Bunch 1,235 free USDA lunches were 1,235 free to USDA provided kidslunches and 296were to provided to during kids and to their parents the296 35-day their parents during the 35summer program. day summer program. Family Engagement 660 parents and 747 children Family Engagement participated evening 660 parents andin747 children activities provided in participated in evening partnership with individuals, activities provided in businesses, community partnership with individuals, organizations, and businesses, community Enfield Public Schools. organizations, and Enfield Public Schools. Academic Success 70% of students enrolled Academic Success increased their grades in 70% of students enrolled language arts, math and increased their grades in science; 90% completed their language arts, math and homework to science; 90% completed their teacher satisfaction. homework to teacher satisfaction. Afterschool Adventures 282 children participated in 6-8 Afterschool Adventures week activities held throughout 282 children participated the school year. in 68 week activities held Vacationthe Destination throughout school year. 159 children in grades K-8 attended this program when schoolsDestination were closed. Vacation


IN-KIND DONATIONS INDIVIDUALS

BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS A Salon Acapulcos Ahhh Snap! Allied Community Services, Inc. Arcouette Auto Center, Inc. Asnuntuck Community College Avalee Specialty Gift Shoppe AW Hastings Bay Path University Bearingstar Insurance Calvary Presbyterian Church ChrisKids Radio Diana’s Bakery Enfield Congregational Church Enfield Family Resource Center Enfield Food Shelf Enfield Loaves & Fishes Enfield National Honor Society Enfield Pediatric Dentistry Enfield Police Explorers Enfield Rotary Club Enfield Senior Center Enfield Tennis Club Enfield Youth Services Firestone Complete Autocare Girl Scout Troop 10353 Gouviea Vineyard Hallmark Cards, Inc. Happy Trails Pet Sitting Hartford Wolf Pack Hill-Stead Museum Holy Trinity Church Hubbard’s Handyman Services Ideal Flexibility

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro Integrity Martial Arts Joanna’s Restaurant Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts Liberty Tax Service Mark Twain House Michaels New Britain Museum of American Art Nutmeg State Credit Union Okemo Mountain Resort Once Upon A Child Opera House Players Plato’s Closet Redux for You Shaker Farm Market ShopRite/Miller Farms Market Sonny’s Place Springfield College St. Adalbert Church Stowe Family Resource Center St. Patrick Church Sylvia’s Restaurant Theater Works The Children’s Museum The Network The Rinks at Shelton Thimble Island Brewing Company United Methodist Church of Enfield University of Connecticut Athletics Vermont Ski Area Association Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Wadsworth Atheneum

VOLUNTEERS Ashley Amoabeng & Family Malyun Adan Germaine Agro Jacki Barden Sawyer Beck Ian Bennet Brittney Bernardi Amanda Bettro James Bonner Lisa Bonner Lexi Bowley Trevor Brookes Frederick Brown Pamela J. Brown, MSW Anthony Buonarducci Sean Callaghan Olivia Cardone Tim Carlton Audrey Ciccolella Lorena Cisneros Hope Clark Lori Clavette, RDH Anna Coffey Cadin Connor Taquechi Cosme Don Crouser Dezaree Cruz Brandon Dang Betsey Davis Quayshawn Davis Elizabeth Davis Trish DelNegro Ann Marie Dooley

Manssa Dos Santos Allyson Duffin Ralph Eastwood Kara Edwards Lisa Ellis Mike Emmons Stephanie Ervin Vincent Farina Emily Fullerton Ruby Gainen Rich Galvez Laurie Garini Melissa Giambra Joseph Goffa Jailene Gomez Hannah Goodman Linda Goquen Lacey Gudelski-Oeser Tracy Hackett Rick Hall Michelle Hallett Kareem Hammad Geetanjali Handique Tyler Harrison Alexis & Vinny Hoehn Avery Hopkins Ben Ide Mary Kaupin Scott Kaupin Mary Ellen Killeen Karen Kim Brendan & Jason Kinney Angelina & Michael Kohler

Denise Ambrosini Joe Artioli Jan Arnold Scott Arthurs Tammy Arthurs Virginia Austin Catherine Banks Marilyn Bertrand Robin Bertrand Maureen Borski Ginny Bromage Todd and Lindsay Castonguay Jim & Heidi Delisle Kaleigh Duggan Frank Dunn Lisa Ellis Arlene Firtion Diane Furgerson Jennifer Furgerson John Gannon Laurie Garini Melissa Giambra Maryann Goguen Kristina Gould David and Gretchen Goyette Rick & Claire Hall Cindy Hanna Carla Hansen Tonya Howell David Hufnagel Ben Ide Ruth James Keith Jujs and Family Leona Krzynowek

Roger and Mary LeBlanc Dionna Leung Nancy Lowry Michelle Mattia Barbara Maynard Michael & Karen Myers Wendy McCloud Jo Ann Michaels Jennifer Moncuse Ryan & Carrie Obedzinski Jessica Palladino Ray Peabody Pellegrini Family Sandra Pelletier Brian Provencher Earl & Connie Provencher Lisa Rinaldi Sandi Rook Diane Ropiak Alison Saccaccio Salvas Family Carole Schloss Beth Smith-Nelson Elizabeth Szewczyk Dot Szotak Phyllis Tanguay Betty Tuttle Lori Unghire Sheryl Vitkauskas Janet Vosseller Mabel Wages Nancy Whalen Walt & Joan Wojciehowski

A Summary of 2015-2016

ERfC Expenses: July 2015—June 2016

VOLUNTEERS George Krol Leona Krzynowek Mahasweta Kundu Anna-Renee Labak Harold Lawson Jonathan & Nathaniel Leduke Mary Linehan Vi Ly Desiree Marella Andrea Mashiak Jodi Maticille Alex Medina Yash Mehta Jason Meizels Ali Meizels Kiriki Menard Becca Menard Eileen MacDonald Chris McDaniel Ann Mercey Colin Meunier Yazmin Meza Laura Milvae Alicia Mollison Greg Murray Desiree Napper Melanie Navin Megan Nguyen Lacey Gudelski-Oeser Dennis O’Toole Caitlyn Passmore Sarah Passmore

Willie Pedemonti Taylor Phelps Gary Phipps Katherine Platt Janet Plewa Matthew Polomsky Brian Provencher Earl & Connie Provencher Bertha Ramos Justin Rankin Lubna Rauf Virginia Reese John Riley Jermaine Rivers Hunter Roberts Romario Roberts Kevin Robinson Lisa Rogers Patricia Romaguera Sandy Rook Scott Ryder Jessica Sackett Meghan Sacristan Alexander Salisbury Dan Salisbury Guadelupe Sanchez & Family Jasmine Sanchez Irene Sawyer Katelynn Scalia Renee Schools Jervini Scott Mary & Spencer Scutt

Matthew Shaw Ethan Sheiber Joanne Shea Kayla Simons Ahmad Sleiman Kathleen and Ben Souvigney Jennifer & Aidan Stone Glenda Suggs Lindsay Suggs Destiny Surdel Ah'lexus Teal Melissa Tingley Ana Troya Naomi Tshibangu Maria Vasquez Patricia Vayda, RN Christine & Gary Vega Gladys Velez Olivia Veser Christopher & Matthew Vieweg Jahsohn Ward Michele & Jack Wilcox Brianna Williams Savannah Wilson Monica Wright & Family Miles Woodyard Zhao Xing Madison Zielinski

ERfC’s primary focus this past year was to implement a technology driven framework to support the growing needs of our school-age centers, fee-based initiatives, and community engagement endeavors. With the support of The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG), we began the fiscal year with new and advanced technology systems and upgraded technical support to minimize downtime and increase staff productivity. To keep pace with our growth and to better serve our clients, the new technology provides tools needed to support the professional development of our staff and to build capacity to develop and evaluate our programs. The technology also provides new financial tools to set in motion the development of a multi-year operating budget system to better position the agency for making future strategic decisions.

How volunteers help kids after school Volunteers assist with various activities that engage and support elementary and middle school children and their families in our community by promoting learning, physical activity, healthy eating and nutrition, enrichment, positive personal development and wellness.


IN-KIND DONATIONS INDIVIDUALS

BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS A Salon Acapulcos Ahhh Snap! Allied Community Services, Inc. Arcouette Auto Center, Inc. Asnuntuck Community College Avalee Specialty Gift Shoppe AW Hastings Bay Path University Bearingstar Insurance Calvary Presbyterian Church ChrisKids Radio Diana’s Bakery Enfield Congregational Church Enfield Family Resource Center Enfield Food Shelf Enfield Loaves & Fishes Enfield National Honor Society Enfield Pediatric Dentistry Enfield Police Explorers Enfield Rotary Club Enfield Senior Center Enfield Tennis Club Enfield Youth Services Firestone Complete Autocare Girl Scout Troop 10353 Gouviea Vineyard Hallmark Cards, Inc. Happy Trails Pet Sitting Hartford Wolf Pack Hill-Stead Museum Holy Trinity Church Hubbard’s Handyman Services Ideal Flexibility

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro Integrity Martial Arts Joanna’s Restaurant Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts Liberty Tax Service Mark Twain House Michaels New Britain Museum of American Art Nutmeg State Credit Union Okemo Mountain Resort Once Upon A Child Opera House Players Plato’s Closet Redux for You Shaker Farm Market ShopRite/Miller Farms Market Sonny’s Place Springfield College St. Adalbert Church Stowe Family Resource Center St. Patrick Church Sylvia’s Restaurant Theater Works The Children’s Museum The Network The Rinks at Shelton Thimble Island Brewing Company United Methodist Church of Enfield University of Connecticut Athletics Vermont Ski Area Association Wachusett Mountain Ski Area Wadsworth Atheneum

VOLUNTEERS Ashley Amoabeng & Family Malyun Adan Germaine Agro Jacki Barden Sawyer Beck Ian Bennet Brittney Bernardi Amanda Bettro James Bonner Lisa Bonner Lexi Bowley Trevor Brookes Frederick Brown Pamela J. Brown, MSW Anthony Buonarducci Sean Callaghan Olivia Cardone Tim Carlton Audrey Ciccolella Lorena Cisneros Hope Clark Lori Clavette, RDH Anna Coffey Cadin Connor Taquechi Cosme Don Crouser Dezaree Cruz Brandon Dang Betsey Davis Quayshawn Davis Elizabeth Davis Trish DelNegro Ann Marie Dooley

Manssa Dos Santos Allyson Duffin Ralph Eastwood Kara Edwards Lisa Ellis Mike Emmons Stephanie Ervin Vincent Farina Emily Fullerton Ruby Gainen Rich Galvez Laurie Garini Melissa Giambra Joseph Goffa Jailene Gomez Hannah Goodman Linda Goquen Lacey Gudelski-Oeser Tracy Hackett Rick Hall Michelle Hallett Kareem Hammad Geetanjali Handique Tyler Harrison Alexis & Vinny Hoehn Avery Hopkins Ben Ide Mary Kaupin Scott Kaupin Mary Ellen Killeen Karen Kim Brendan & Jason Kinney Angelina & Michael Kohler

Denise Ambrosini Joe Artioli Jan Arnold Scott Arthurs Tammy Arthurs Virginia Austin Catherine Banks Marilyn Bertrand Robin Bertrand Maureen Borski Ginny Bromage Todd and Lindsay Castonguay Jim & Heidi Delisle Kaleigh Duggan Frank Dunn Lisa Ellis Arlene Firtion Diane Furgerson Jennifer Furgerson John Gannon Laurie Garini Melissa Giambra Maryann Goguen Kristina Gould David and Gretchen Goyette Rick & Claire Hall Cindy Hanna Carla Hansen Tonya Howell David Hufnagel Ben Ide Ruth James Keith Jujs and Family Leona Krzynowek

Roger and Mary LeBlanc Dionna Leung Nancy Lowry Michelle Mattia Barbara Maynard Michael & Karen Myers Wendy McCloud Jo Ann Michaels Jennifer Moncuse Ryan & Carrie Obedzinski Jessica Palladino Ray Peabody Pellegrini Family Sandra Pelletier Brian Provencher Earl & Connie Provencher Lisa Rinaldi Sandi Rook Diane Ropiak Alison Saccaccio Salvas Family Carole Schloss Beth Smith-Nelson Elizabeth Szewczyk Dot Szotak Phyllis Tanguay Betty Tuttle Lori Unghire Sheryl Vitkauskas Janet Vosseller Mabel Wages Nancy Whalen Walt & Joan Wojciehowski

A Summary of 2015-2016

ERfC Expenses: July 2015—June 2016

VOLUNTEERS George Krol Leona Krzynowek Mahasweta Kundu Anna-Renee Labak Harold Lawson Jonathan & Nathaniel Leduke Mary Linehan Vi Ly Desiree Marella Andrea Mashiak Jodi Maticille Alex Medina Yash Mehta Jason Meizels Ali Meizels Kiriki Menard Becca Menard Eileen MacDonald Chris McDaniel Ann Mercey Colin Meunier Yazmin Meza Laura Milvae Alicia Mollison Greg Murray Desiree Napper Melanie Navin Megan Nguyen Lacey Gudelski-Oeser Dennis O’Toole Caitlyn Passmore Sarah Passmore

Willie Pedemonti Taylor Phelps Gary Phipps Katherine Platt Janet Plewa Matthew Polomsky Brian Provencher Earl & Connie Provencher Bertha Ramos Justin Rankin Lubna Rauf Virginia Reese John Riley Jermaine Rivers Hunter Roberts Romario Roberts Kevin Robinson Lisa Rogers Patricia Romaguera Sandy Rook Scott Ryder Jessica Sackett Meghan Sacristan Alexander Salisbury Dan Salisbury Guadelupe Sanchez & Family Jasmine Sanchez Irene Sawyer Katelynn Scalia Renee Schools Jervini Scott Mary & Spencer Scutt

Matthew Shaw Ethan Sheiber Joanne Shea Kayla Simons Ahmad Sleiman Kathleen and Ben Souvigney Jennifer & Aidan Stone Glenda Suggs Lindsay Suggs Destiny Surdel Ah'lexus Teal Melissa Tingley Ana Troya Naomi Tshibangu Maria Vasquez Patricia Vayda, RN Christine & Gary Vega Gladys Velez Olivia Veser Christopher & Matthew Vieweg Jahsohn Ward Michele & Jack Wilcox Brianna Williams Savannah Wilson Monica Wright & Family Miles Woodyard Zhao Xing Madison Zielinski

ERfC’s primary focus this past year was to implement a technology driven framework to support the growing needs of our school-age centers, fee-based initiatives, and community engagement endeavors. With the support of The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG), we began the fiscal year with new and advanced technology systems and upgraded technical support to minimize downtime and increase staff productivity. To keep pace with our growth and to better serve our clients, the new technology provides tools needed to support the professional development of our staff and to build capacity to develop and evaluate our programs. The technology also provides new financial tools to set in motion the development of a multi-year operating budget system to better position the agency for making future strategic decisions.

How volunteers help kids after school Volunteers assist with various activities that engage and support elementary and middle school children and their families in our community by promoting learning, physical activity, healthy eating and nutrition, enrichment, positive personal development and wellness.


JFK After School students write a book for Enfield First Readers Three seventh grade students, enrolled in JFK After School KidZ Write, wrote, illustrated, and published a book for First Readers in Enfield. This opportunity was made possible because of a $5,000 grant awarded to First Readers Association of Enfield from the Ronald McDonald House Charites of CT and Western MA. Under the instruction of local self-published author

FINANCIAL DONATIONS INDIVIDUAL DONORS

J.Monkeys, JFK students Lauren, Olivia and Rachel, using the fictional name “Bogerivia”, authored the book, A Friend for Ellie.

Jon and Rosemary Avery Jacki Barden Russell Birchall Arthur Christian II & Denise Boutin Rev. Peter & Kathryn Bushnell Suzanne Butryman Michael & Linda Condon Consiglia E. Deni Leah Doherty Darlene DeCarli-Fowler Lisa Ellis Kylie Fay Gary & Susan Fentin John Gannon Melissa Giambra Linda Glenn Richard & Susan Gray Joyce Hall Rick & Claire Hall William Harmon

J. Monkeys guided the students through the process of conceiving, writing, illustrating, editing, and publishing their children’s book during the eight -week session. A Friend for Ellie was distributed to over 350 First Readers at ceremonies in January and May. All KidZ Write books are available for purchase at Amazon.com.

Mike & Dora Helechu Brenda Kane Candace Kearney Timothy and Kathleen Keene Bill & Karen Kennedy Mary Ellen Killeen Cole Kinsler John & Cindy Kissel George Krol David & Kathy Lavallee Roger & Mary LeBlanc Anna Leno Virginia Lyons Bonnie Mazzoli Cori Molina Ann-Lynn Moffett Patricia Penney Bill & Jan Petrone Dwight & Nancy Phelps Theresa Poremba Jay Presser

Francis Rago Carole Schloss Mark & Janet Sheehan Jason Snukis Robert & Vickie Stacey Pamela Stevenson David Testoni Arlene Tyszkiewicz Lisa Wallner James Watton Walt & Joan Wojciehowski

We sincerely apologize if we have inadvertently omitted any name, business, or organization. Please contact our office to let us know.

BUSINESSES AND CORPORATIONS Amazon Smile Ampersand Consulting Artioli Chrysler Dodge A.W. Hastings & Co. Bardaglio, Hart & Shuman, LLC Carillo & Howland, Inc. Easy Pickin’s Orchard Enfield Congregational Church Enfield Pediatric Dentistry

Fallon Law Office, LLC Guarino Homes LLC Hallmark Cards, Inc. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Ideal Flexibility JBC Real Estate Services, LLC Liberty Tax Service Mass Mutual Mercik & Bolduc, LLC

Sentry Real Estate Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. Sparkle Services, Inc. The Pizza Shoppe The Yarn Garden Tsunami Black Tattoo United Methodist Church of Enfield USA Hauling & Recycling, Inc.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 2 Moms On A Mission, Inc. Employees of Alstom Power Company “Jeans Day” Fund

Employees of UPS Mount Carmel Woman’s Auxiliary

Society of St. Vincent de Paul The Woman’s Club of Enfield

FOUNDATIONS AND PUBLIC SUPPORT

KinderClub designed for new incoming students ERfC KinderClub programs provide a safe and healthy after school environment for new Kindergarten students. We help kids adjust to the many new changes in their life — new school, new friends and new routines. At KinderClub, kids unwind with a snack, play learning games, and participate in learning centers designed to link to school-day learning. Students also participate in a variety of activities including sports, games, science and Reader's Theater.

ERfC Licensed Out-of-School Time Centers Enfield Street & Edgar H. Parkman (K-5) 1318 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT

Hazardville Memorial & Eli Whitney (K-5)

Apple Inc. Benevity Fund Cox Charities New England CT Department of Education Fisher Foundation Fund for Greater Hartford Hartford Foundation Fisher Fund

27 Shaker Road, Enfield, CT

Nathan Hale School-Age Center (K-5) Includes Parkman, Whitney & Crandall Students 5 Taylor Road, Enfield, CT

JFK After School Center (6-8) 155 Raffia Road, Enfield, CT

The Long Family Charitable Foundation The Town of Enfield Travelers Employee Giving Campaign United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut

SPECIAL DONATIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS Amy Romano Memorial Fund Enfield Fire Departments Enfield Police Department Enfield Public Library

68 North Maple Street, Enfield, CT

Henry Barnard & Prudence Crandall (K-5)

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Liberty Mutual Insurance Foundation MassMutual Life The After School Network

Phyliss Malloy in Memory of Jack Goss Neal & Mary Ann Moon in Memory of Jack Goss

Leonard Whitten on behalf of Maddy Whitten

Examples of what your generosity enables ERfC to do 

A donation of $500 will scholarship a child — who receives free/reduced lunch — in a School-Age Center for half of the school year; $1000 for a full year.



$300 provides three children a 6-week session of Afterschool Adventures (sports, art, science, theater and writing).

 

$175 supports a child for one week at Summer Escape Day Camp. $125 provides literacy and activity materials for 10 kids and their families at Summer Lunch Bunch. Please send your gift today in the enclosed envelope or go online to

DONATE TODAY at WWW.ERFCINC.ORG

2015-2016 Out-of-School Time Accomplishments ERfC Enrollment 237 students ERfC Enrollment in grades K-8 237enrolled studentsininour grades five K-8 School-Age enrolled in Centers. our five School-Age Centers. Summer Escape Escape providedSummer seven weeks of fullprovided weeks day campseven for 202 kids.of full-day camp for 202 kids. Financial Financial Assistance Assistance was was awarded awarded to to 60% 60% of of our our families during the schoolfamilies during the school-year year; 50%the during the and 50%and during summer. summer. Summer Lunch Bunch Summer Lunch Bunch 1,235 free USDA lunches were 1,235 free to USDA provided kidslunches and 296were to provided to during kids and to their parents the296 35-day their parents during the 35summer program. day summer program. Family Engagement 660 parents and 747 children Family Engagement participated evening 660 parents andin747 children activities provided in participated in evening partnership with individuals, activities provided in businesses, community partnership with individuals, organizations, and businesses, community Enfield Public Schools. organizations, and Enfield Public Schools. Academic Success 70% of students enrolled Academic Success increased their grades in 70% of students enrolled language arts, math and increased their grades in science; 90% completed their language arts, math and homework to science; 90% completed their teacher satisfaction. homework to teacher satisfaction. Afterschool Adventures 282 children participated in 6-8 Afterschool Adventures week activities held throughout 282 children participated the school year. in 68 week activities held Vacationthe Destination throughout school year. 159 children in grades K-8 attended this program when schoolsDestination were closed. Vacation


COMMUNTY ENGAGEMENT & PARTNERSHIPS

ERfC 2015-2016

Board of Directors President—Heidi DeLisle Vice President—Rebecca Wilson Secretary—Melissa Giambra Treasurer—Marilyn Bertrand Director—Rev. Peter Bushnell Director—Lindsay Castonguay Director—Mario Florez Director—John Gannon Claire Hall, M.Ed.  Execu ve Director 

Director—Maya Matthews

Heidi DeLisle  ERfC Board President 

Director—Carole Schloss Director—Patricia Wrice

Advisory Team Judith Apruzzese-Desroches

Dear Friends,

Micheal Helechu

In our annual report last year, we told you that we hoped to pilot an initiative to combat food insecurity among Enfield families. We did it! We successfully launched Healthy Meals=Healthy Minds in January. This partnership with Enfield Food Shelf has already helped many families whose children might otherwise be without nutritious meals. We are so grateful to MassMutual and its employees for choosing us as one of only three initiatives addressing food insecurity to receive a Mutual Impact award in CT. If you haven’t seen it, please visit our website at www.erfcinc.org to view the Healthy Meals=Healthy Minds video.

Karen Jarmoc

Directors Emeritus Ronald Gregory, Sr. John Adams, Esq. ___________

ERfC Administrative Staff Claire Hall, M.Ed. Executive Director

Why would an organization called Educational Resources for Children combat food insecurity? Because we know that kids who don’t have nutritious food don’t succeed academically. We see it in our programs. They can’t concentrate and have poor grades and test scores. Healthy Meals=Healthy Minds is one way to address this issue. At one of our centers we also offer meals for kids and we provide family dinner events throughout the school year at several locations.

Chuck Horner Business Manager

Debbie Lenn Office Assistant & Registrar

David Meizels, M.Ed. Director of Operations

Melissa Shea

To address obesity—food insecure kids are often overweight because they eat the wrong foods—we offer kids a range of sports and after-school physical activities. Many kids in town have no access to this kind of activity — except in our program.

Coordinator of Program Support

Mellissa Cahill Curriculum Coordinator

Ryan Obedzinski Manager of Community Engagement & Partnerships

The support we offer kids and families is critical and much of what we offer is provided free of charge. And that presents a challenge for all of us in town. To meet this challenge, we’re asking you to do one thing. Say “yes” again this year to making a generous gift to support your neighbors, Enfield kids and families.

Sonya Wells Marketing & Social Media

Scott Arthurs Logistics Coordinator

With great appreciation for your kindness and support,

In January, ERfC was awarded a $79,798 grant from MassMutual Life Insurance Company through Mutual Impact, its first ever employee-giving program. Healthy Meals=Healthy Minds is a collaboration between ERfC and the Enfield Food Shelf. The project goal is to ensure all Enfield children and families have the food they need to succeed in school and in life. The project includes many community partners, including nutritional and educational services from ShopRite of Enfield/Miller Farms Market. Funding from the grant provides free meals to parents and children attending the ERfC Summer Lunch Bunch program together, and free monthly family dinners and enrichment activities for families during the school year. Case management services include enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at The Enfield Food Shelf, helping parents register their children for before and after school and summer programs, and bringing families and community resources together. In addition to helping families and children learn about health, fitness

and nutrition, there are workshops on food budgeting, shopping, and healthy meal preparation. As part of the grant process ERfC and the Enfield Food Shelf submitted a list of volunteer opportunities to the MassMutual employees, allowing for their participation at various Healthy Meals = Healthy Minds events.

ERfC Community Engagement Initiatives

Tonight in Thompsonville provides a monthly free dinner and hands-on activities designed for parents and children to enjoy together. Resource providers and organizations from the community are also available to share information about health, nutrition, physical activity, education, food assistance, budgeting, Care 4 Kids, SNAP, and how to apply for out-ofschool time academic, enrichment, and recreational activities for kids.

Summer Lunch Bunch is a free USDA lunch program for children up to age 18 and their parents. The 8-week program provides enrichment and literacy activities for kids every day beginning at 11:00 am, followed by lunch. A community information center and service providers are also available for parents during this time. Volunteers assist with a variety of activities throughout the summer.


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