Manchester Donates

PIP Jim Walsh, Yolande Walsh and SC Jeff Masse present a check to Dawn McQuilkin, HR Recruiter

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PIP Jim Walsh, Yolande Walsh and SC Jeff Masse present a check to Dawn McQuilkin, HR Recruiter

The members of Manchester Council 195 have donated $500 to the Moore Center in Manchester, NH. The money will be used as seed money to begin an in-house ESL (English as a Second Language) program. This will allow the Moore Center to attract new hires from a very large and diversified immigrant population in the city of Manchester and help to retain them.

The money will finance the first class of immigrants to enter into a very intense and comprehensive 6 week learning period combined with a 3-week job specific state-run training program. After the class has been completed, they Moore Center will correlate the metrics from the class and use that as validation for more funding. The expected cost of the first year of programming is $5700 which includes teacher costs and materials. The costs are minimal as they have certified ESL teachers already employed at the Moore Center and materials will be photo copied in-house as well.

The Moore Center is a state and regional innovator with more than 50 years of experience in helping people become productive, fulfilled members of the community.

Working closely with each individual, The Moore Center identifies unique needs and creates individualized programs to enhance that person’s quality of life and that of the community as a whole. They are an award-winning leader recognized for providing high quality, cost-effective services with a personal, caring touch to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries, as well as services to children and senior citizens and training for the human services workforce.

The Moore Center is named for PSC and Manchester Council member William J. Moore.

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