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School on Wheels of Massachusetts named Champion in Action for students impacted by homelessness

The non-profit organization School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA), was recognized recently by Citizens Bank and New England Cable News (NECN) as their 2014 Champion in Action® for Youth Programming for helping students break the cycle of homelessness with academic support and mentoring. SOWMA was chosen from a field of 150 applicants.

 

The honor provides SOWMA with a $35,000 unrestricted grant, volunteer support from Citizens Bank and NECN, public relations and promotional support, and other benefits.

 

Joining SOWMA founder and Executive Director and Easton resident Cheryl Opper (5th from left) at the Award ceremony were (from left): NECN Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike St. Peter, Marie F. Laguerre Paul, mother of SOWMA student Marc-Daniel Paul of Brockton, State Rep. Claire D. Cronin (D-Easton), Sarah Haskell, mother of SOWMA student Aydan Rowe, Brockton Public Schools Superintendent Kathleen A. Smith, JD, and Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens President Jerry Sargent.

 

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