Testimonial #1
    "My name is Milanis. I am 12 years old and I am in the 7th grade. When I was in 1st grade I had trouble reading. As my grades began to fall, my mother started to worry, but she didn’t know how to help me. My parents asked my principal if she knew of an organization that would help raise my grades. My principal Mrs. Daley suggested the Cardinal Shehan Center. She said she knew it had an after school program that enriched lives through learning and had a great tutoring program. Shortly after that I began the after school program at the Shehan Center. I had a great counselor named Connie that took the time to go over and explain my assignments at my own pace. She was very patient and kind. My grades went from C’s and D’s to A’s and B’s. I still go to tutoring at the Shehan Center every day."
    - Milanis.

    Testimonial #2
    "The most meaningful part of my Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) experience was the opportunity to meet people who have grown up in a much different environment than me and to see, by comparison, how much I have been blessed in my own life."
    - Jennifer Schmidt, University of Notre Dame.

    Testimonial #3
    "Growing up as an inner-city youth in Bridgeport, my years of going to The Shehan Center and playing for Coach Fasolo were instrumental in my love for sports, coaching and the virtues that have guided me through life's journey."
    - John Schod, Managing Member, Corporate Benefit Enterprises, LLC & Cardinal Shehan Center Board Member.

    Testimonial #4
    "I started my journey at the Cardinal Shehan Center when I was in the 4th grade and I am still there as a volunteer and former Board of Directors member. I attended camp until I was old enough to become a junior camp counselor. The late George Fasolo gave me my first job as he was the Executive Director back then. My children were both members of the Center. The Center continues to be a safe environment providing positive educational and recreational activities for youth by a caring staff."
    - Carolyn Vermont, former Board Member and current Volunteer.

    Testimonial #5
    "This is a heartfelt thank you to say that I'm so grateful for the opportunities and experiences my niece's (Toni and Tiore) gained this summer (2016) at your program. They were CITs of the week and CITs of the Summer. We look forward to many more years with the Cardinal Shehan Center."
    - Kamara Moodie

    Testimonial #6

    Dear Ms. Gibbons,

    I wanted to thank you for hosting me this summer at the Cardinal Shehan Center. The internship provided me with experiences that have shifted my mindset for the better. I really enjoyed working with the children as a chaperone and it was interesting getting to know them. My favorite part of the internship was working together with the other counselors to support the children and to watch out for hazardous behaviors. I also learned a lot about patience and organization while leading the children. These skills have already helped me grow as a person and I know they will come into play throughout college.

    I really appreciated you taking the time to host me as an intern and for welcoming me into the team.


    Nicholas Martinez