Cupertino Electric's Power in Giving Group Supports Summer Reading for Kids

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cupertino Electric's philanthropic Power In Giving Group is partnering with United Way Silicon Valley to support its Summer Reading program for kids. The reading program is designed to help keep students reading this summer, especially those who are at risk of falling behind. Employees from our San Jose headquarters, including CEO and President John Boncher, had a great time assembling reading kits for some of our local East San Jose schools, and even got to hand them out to the kids directly. The kits are tools to help students maintain their academic skills, and include two teacher-selected, age-appropriate books and other resources to increase summer reading for the entire family.

Thanks to United Way Silicon Valley's Roberto Cruz for this photo slideshow of our kit assembly party. There are more photos to come from the distribution day where employees visited the Cupertino-Electric sponsored elementary school.

More about the program

With support from Cupertino Electric and other corporations, United Way will provide every child at selected elementary schools in East San Jose with a reading kit.

Reading is a key to academic success and a summer break from school can mean a big set back for many children. Young students who don't continue to read over the summer, especially those who are already not reading at a proficient level, are likely to lose crucial ground. A summer time away from reading can mean a next school year marked by struggling academic performance.

Learn more about Cupertino Electric's Power In Giving Group and community involvement on cei.com or by following us on Facebook.

About Autumn Casadonte

Corporate communications strategist specializing in employee engagement, outward-facing marketing and public relations with Silicon Valley tech and construction companies. Previously practiced as a real estate and construction litigator in California.

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