RCN Boston Continues to Help Homeless and At-Risk Youth by Supporting Bridge Over Troubled Waters
From left to right: Melissa Cording, Development Director, Bridge Over Troubled Waters and Paul Panagopoulos, Marketing Director, RCN Boston
(Boston, MA) – July 11, 2019 –– RCN Boston, a leading provider of Internet, digital TV and phone services, announced today that its annual golf tournament raised more than $15,000 for Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides services for homeless and struggling youth at the most defining time in their lives. This is the fifth year that RCN Boston’s golf tournament has supported Bridge’s programs and services which include Street Outreach, Mobile Medical Van, Counseling, Education and Career Development, Transitional Day Program, Emergency and Transitional Residences, Welcome Center and the new Cooperative Apartments. After the tournament, RCN Boston’s Sr. Director of Sales and Marketing, Paul Panagopoulos presented the donation to Melissa Cording, Bridge Over Troubled Waters Director of Development.
“RCN is now in our fifth year of supporting Bridge Over Troubled Waters through our annual golf tournament and it is truly rewarding to see the impact that our donations have made to help at-risk and homeless youth,” said Jeff Carlson, SVP and General Manager, RCN Boston. “Bridge does a great job of helping kids who have little support to turn around their lives and set them on a path of independence.”
In addition to the donation from the golf tournament, RCN also supported Bridge with a food drive during the holidays. The RCN Golf Tournament was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2019, at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, Massachusetts.
“RCN’s support is more critical than ever before as youth homelessness is growing at a rapid pace and we are serving more kids who need help,” said Elisabeth Jackson, Executive Director of Bridge Over Troubled Waters. “RCN’s generosity over the past five years has meant so much to us as we carry out our mission to provide our kids with the support they need to lead healthy, productive lives.”
Since 1970, Bridge has served more than 100,000 youth in the greater Boston area.
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About Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Bridge Over Troubled Waters is the only agency in the Greater Boston area to provide a full continuum of age-appropriate services to homeless and runaway youth, ages 14-24. Administering assistance to over 2500 high-risk individuals a year, the organization offers a comprehensive range of survival, health, educational, career, and housing services in order to encourage the formation of a healthy and productive adulthood. For more information, visit www.BridgeOTW.org
About RCN Boston
RCN in Boston serves the communities of Allston, Arlington, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Charlestown, Dedham, Dorchester, Everett, Framingham, Hyde Park, Lexington, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Peabody, Revere, Roslindale, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, West Roxbury and Woburn.
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com and www.rcn.com/business) provides industry-leading high-speed Internet, all-digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award named RCN one of the winners for best ISPs in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – RCN was rated highest in overall satisfaction. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking that Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the Top rankings on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index in the markets RCN serves. RCN’s affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through its proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN’s primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, DC.