30 March 2012

ICYMI - Albis Family Does Good in East Haven

Cross post from Steve Fontana's blog
Recognizing educational excellence

Posted on March 28, 2012 

One of the best things to come out of the recent difficulties between East Haven’s town government and its Latino community has to be the response of so many residents of good will who refuse to allow detrimental publicity to define their town.  Mike and Jacqueline Albis, two prominent East Haven residents, deserve tremendous credit for coming up with just the latest innovative way to promote tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect.

To help mend relations in town and demonstrate a faith and pride in their community, the Albises have created a scholarship program to support Latino students who graduate from East Haven High School.  Dubbed the “East Haven Unity Fund,” its purpose is to recognize Latino students who excel academically, participate in extracurricular organizations, and aspire to pursue higher education.  Three trustees will administer the fund, and East Haven High School’s Scholarship Committee will select the fund’s annual award recipients.

If you’d like to donate to this worthy cause, you may either send a check to East Haven Unity Fund, c/o Jacqueline Albis, 23 Edwards Street, East Haven, CT  06512, or contribute online by visiting its website, at www.ehunityfund.org.

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