Our first June livestream focused on the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. A moment of silence was given to the following victims of racism and inequality at the beginning of our live show; Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Jayson Negron.
In addition to the above, it was announced that the Juneteenth holiday would be added to the schedule of paid vacations at Alliance for Community Empowerment.
Our push to have all community members fill out the 2020 census was continued in June as well as our commitment to help provide resources and information for the SNAP program. Director of Early Learning, Tanya Lloyd and Assistant Director of Early Learning, Barbara Baldwin provided updates to the community on our early learning services. Parent surveys and enhanced social distancing measures were explained to inform all of the next steps to safely reopening the childcare program.
President and CEO of Southwest Community Health Center Mollie Melbourne also visited our show to share details on the COVID-19 testing sites that would be available within the next month. Just in time for the summer, Director of Youth Services of the City of Bridgeport Tammy Papa was also present to detail the different activities kids would have to safely enjoy the summer away from home.
In a milestone achievement, we reached 1000 likes on our Facebook page. With this page, we continuously share pertinent information with our community regarding the services we provide and other community updates. We challenge you all to help us reach 2000 likes! Visit our Facebook page below.