By Christine Berardi

National Grid Foundation is proud to name Dr. Melony Samuels as National Grid Foundation's Woman of the Month in recognition of  Women's History Month. A woman of vision who puts the needs of others before her own. She is most certainly a role model for all young women to follow.

Support from National Grid Foundation, and ​On Point for College, created this excellent connection For Naseer Thomas

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 Brooklyn Public Library Celebrates 125TH ANNIVERSARY AND SUMMER READING 


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While celebrating its 125th anniversary, the Brooklyn Public Library kicked off this year’s Summer Reading program at a fun event in June. The day was filled with face-painting, music, dancing and of course reading. National Grid’s own Lauren Bradley volunteered and informed parents of the Library’s First Five Years Reading Program and helped kids create birthday cards for the Library. The Summer Reading program aims to keep reading entertaining and educational. This year’s theme is “You’re Invited – 125th Anniversary.”

 “For 125 years, the Brooklyn Public Library has been the place for Brooklynites of all ages to go to read, learn and become part of the community,” said Ed White, Executive Director, National Grid Foundation. “The Foundation is a long-time supporter of the Library’s successful Summer Reading Program. This program is so important to the education of children and young people. It ensures that children don’t fall behind in their reading skills and learning. Each year, there is a new, fun and innovative program theme that encourages children to participate and continue their reading throughout the summer. National Grid Foundation wishes the Brooklyn Public Library a Happy 125th Anniversary!”

"If it weren't for the mentors and guidance from School on Wheels, I would have dropped out my first day of college," said Tayyaba. Once homeless, this orientation leader worked 30 hours a week throughout her college career and boasts a 3.9 GPA.  Her sights now are to find an accounting job with tuition reimbursement as she works through a master's degree in taxation. 

Tayyaba plans to give back to future students of SOWMA any way she can. "You have been a help to me and my whole family," she said.

SOWMA's Bridge Mentoring Programis designed to help teens experiencing homelessness stay engaged in high school and supported through college or vocational training.