With books and toys in hand, Sarah Benjamin strides into the homes of Southold Town residents with a smile on her face.
Ms. Benjamin works with families, usually with preschool-aged children, to help prepare both parents and kids for the start of kindergarten through the North Fork Parent-Child Home Program. READ
CAST has dedicated much of its resources to tutoring programs that allow students from underprivileged families access to adult mentors for help and homework. This photo, taken in 2011, shows a CAST tutor working with a fromer Greenport High School student. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)
The director’s office at Community Action Southold Town’s two-story headquarters in Greenport is lined with shelves overflowing with toys, books, puzzles and games that will soon be distributed to needy families across the North Fork.
Downstairs, in the nonprofit’s pantry, a fresh shipment of donations from the Greenport IGA has just arrived. Boxes of pasta, soup, frozen food and more cover the floor. (more…)