In a vibrant display of community spirit, Quinnipiac University hosted its first-ever local business showcase on September 12th. With 28 local enterprises lining up their stalls, the event aimed to provide students with invaluable access to information, goods, services, and volunteering opportunities within the local community.
Symone O’Hara, Office Manager, and Sarah Elanaya, New Haven Basic Literacy Program Manager, attended the event. Their presence at the event highlighted the critical importance of literacy in personal development and community building and showcased LV’s commitment to being an active participant in local events that promote education and community development.
For students exploring opportunities beyond the classroom, LV’s presence was a reminder that there are local organizations ready to provide valuable experiences and make a positive impact on the community. The event allowed Symone and Sarah to connect with students who may be interested in becoming literacy volunteers, mentoring individuals to improve their reading and writing skills.
LV’s participation not only raised awareness about LV’s vital work but also highlighted the interconnectedness of local businesses, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations in creating a thriving community through improved literacy skills.