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5/17/2017 Rep. Ackerman, House of Representatives honor the Cumberland School Volunteers on their 50th anniversary
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Mia Ackerman (D-Dist. 45, Cumberland Lincoln) welcomed the Cumberland School Volunteers to the chamber of the House of Representatives Tuesday, where they were honored by the chamber on the occasion of their 50th anniversary.

The House passed a resolution (2017-H 6219) introduced by Representative Ackerman to honor the organization, which began in 1967 with the intent to assist teachers with volunteer literacy programs in Cumberland’s public school classrooms.

“For 50 years, the Cumberland School Volunteers has been dedicated to getting parents involved in the lives of their children,” said Representative Ackerman. “In addition to the everyday needs of the schools, CSV hosts a number of programs, including “Reading Is Fundamental” and “Just Friends, More Alike Than Different,” which is a program that teaches kids what it’s like to live with a disability. I take a lot personal pride in this organization, because I’ve been a Cumberland School Volunteer myself for 16 years.”

Since its original inception, the volunteer group evolved, ultimately gaining the approval of the Rhode Island General Assembly and the Rhode Island Department of Education. The group is now a nonprofit organization which has been directed by Mary Anne Roll for the past seventeen years. The resolution also honored her on the occasion of her retirement.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903