Rivera Memorial Foundation, Inc.
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The Rivera Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit that exists first and foremost to develop the full human potential of its participants by fostering their intellectual, social, economical, emotional, moral and spiritual growth. The Rivera Memorial Foundation, Inc. provides families of all backgrounds the opportunity to enroll their children into quality, affordable programs. On May 10, 1990 Firefighter Heriberto “Eddie” Rivera and fellow firefighter Howard Hughes, were killed when their engine lost its brakes while heading to a false alarm and slammed into a tree on West Main Street. Shortly afterward, family and friends began gathering at what was then West Dover Street Park for picnics and other events held in the men’s memory. Thus, for the over twenty years Maritza Rivera, family, and friends have continued in Heriberto’s memory, a tradition of selfless giving to the youths, Latinos, and general community of Waterbury.
The Rivera Memorial Foundation is looking for support for its internship and summer enrichment program. The internship program is for High School students within the Waterbury area. The student interns gain real-world work experience while also getting paid a small stipend. All interns not only work 9 hour weeks but are required to volunteer 3 hours per week. The camp is a DPH licensed Youth Day Camp for children ages 5-15 in the city of Waterbury and neighboring towns. Provides a variety of activities throughout the summer, such as: sports and recreation, arts and crafts, cooking, and educational activities. Children are required to read each day, and keep a reading log of books the have completed reading. The children also have weekly trips to a local park, pool, movie theater, and a fun field trip at the end of the week! Children are provided with breakfast, lunch and a light dinner for extended time children that is supplied by the Waterbury Food Service Department.
186 Cherry Street
Waterbury, CT 06702