American Water recently donated more than 15 laptops to support educational development and increase access to technology at LUCY Outreach.
More than 400 youth are supported by LUCY Outreach, a Camden-based non-profit whose mission is to empower youth to form healthy relationships, make good choices and develop into compassionate and socially responsible adults who make a positive difference in their community.
“We truly appreciate the continued collaboration with American Water. Their support has been invaluable over the past year,” said Kristin Prinn Rose, executive director and founder of LUCY Outreach. “Through this donation, our youth can enhance their technology skills and engage with online-educational opportunities.”
The donation was spearheaded by the company’s Technology and Innovation team that provides tutoring support to LUCY’s youth every Thursday. In addition to tutoring support, representatives from American Water facilitate career exploratory discussions on various types of careers within the utility sector on a bi-weekly basis to interested children.
“Our partnership with LUCY Outreach exemplifies American Water’s philosophy of supporting the communities that we serve,” stated Ruben Rodriguez, senior director of External Communications for American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.
“Through volunteer efforts and donations, American Water exemplifies the company’s commitment to Camden and its families," Rodriguez said. "By providing youth with access to technology and mentoring support, we all work together to improve educational outcomes for children in Camden.”
American Water’s in-kind support for LUCY Outreach is not unique. In September 2019 alone, more than 360 Camden-based employees volunteered over 900 hours at nine events to support Camden-based non-profits and organizations.