May 1, 2018 Melissa Lamar

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Tunxis Community College’s Civic Engagement Institute presented a $300 check to New Britain Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Erin Stewart on April 26, during a talk she gave to students at the college on how young people can become active in their communities.

Tunxis professor and Civic Engagement Institute director Rafaele Fierro, Ph.D., presented the check to Mayor Erin Stewart.

The donation will go to Holmes Elementary School in New Britain, which serves approximately 460 students in grades K-5.

The Tunxis Civic Engagement Institute (CEI) is a campus organization committed to sharing knowledge and information for Tunxis students to become good citizens and neighbors. Besides civic engagement activities that occur in the classroom, the CEI provides forums, guest speakers and other intellectual exchanges designed to generate ideas and help improve the lives of others. It receives funding from the Tunxis Student Government Association. For more information, contact Rafaele Fierro, Ph.D., at 860.773.1642, or [email protected]

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.