ST. PATRICK SENIOR CENTER
In 1973 Sister Mary Watson opened the doors of St. Patrick Senior Center to seven elderly residents of Detroit's Cass Corridor neighborhood and served a home-cooked, healthy meal. In 1983, St. Patrick Senior Center was incorporated as a non-denominational, non-profit organization for elders, aged 60 and over.
Today, the center is the only remaining community based health clinic for seniors in the City of Detroit.
Over 30 years of serving the of Detroit's elderly + Serving over 2,000 area residents + A non-denominational, non-profit organization + Nutritious meals 7 days a week + Detroit's only remaining community based health care clinic for seniors + Providing social activities including classes, trips, and special events + Offering transportation assistance to community seniors
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KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL)
KPMG's Family for Literacy program provides children from low-income families with new books — and in many cases, their very first book. In collaboration with First Book, an award winning nonprofit social enterprise with over two decades of experience in delivering new books to low-income children, we’ve reached far and wide to help eradicate childhood illiteracy. The success of KFFL has been achieved by harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of KPMG’s extended family including our partners, employees, spouses, family members, interns and retirees, as well as professional golfers and KPMG brand ambassadors Phil Mickelson and Stacy Lewis.
Since its inception in 2008, KFFL has provided more than 2.5 million new books to children in need in more than 100 communities across the United States. Global expansion has begun in India, Mexico, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
The Importance of Reading and Literacy
Literacy is the foundation of learning and has a profound effect on a child's success in school and life. In early childhood, reading enhances cognitive developments; improves writing, grammar, and spelling skills; and exposes children to a wide range of subjects.
Research has shown that the only behavioral measure that correlates significantly with reading scores is the number of books in the home. A child must have access to a variety of reading materials to grow and develop into a strong reader.
Children from low-income families have few books in their homes or classrooms, and direct access is extremely limited. These children have far fewer literacy and language experiences at home and enter school at a disadvantage.