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Bridgeport Rep. Rosario Delivers Checks To Nonprofit Youth Groups

The check presentation to the Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders. Photo Credit: Provided
The check presentation at the McGiveney Center. Photo Credit: Provided

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- State Rep. Christopher Rosario recently presented checks to Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders and the McGivney Center.

“I was thrilled to present Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders and the McGivney Center with an appropriation to further enhance the phenomenal work they do with our kids," Rosario said in a press release. "We will continue supporting organizations that work to get kids off the streets and into a positive environment.”

The McGivney Center received $63,950 for the next two years while Caribe received $260,000.

The two organizations, which have a considerable history in Bridgeport, provide diverse programs, including after-school, sports and evening programs, as well as summer camp.

Rosario (D-128th) and Ezequiel Santiago (D-130th) had ceremonial check presentation events in Bridgeport announcing bi-ennium funding for local organizations.

“I was thrilled to present Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders and the McGivney Center with an appropriation to further enhance the phenomenal work they do with our kids. We will continue supporting organizations that work to get kids off the streets and into a positive environment. We are proud to represent Connecticut House Democrats in the Legislature,” Rosario said in a press release.

The McGivney Community Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 by a group of concerned businessmen and community leaders. It was founded to provide youth with an educational "safe haven" from the dangers of the streets by providing young people with after-school and evening programs, as well as summer camp, according to a press release.

The Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders mission is to provide youth with diverse sports, educational and community awareness programs that foster physical, intellectual and social development, while instilling pride and helping them build character and self-esteem so they can reach their full potential and value their role in society, according to a press release.

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