Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge receives grant

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge has received an $8,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation to provide tutoring and literacy programs for Wyoming Valley children who participate in the agency’s after-school program. The program increases the chance children will advance to higher learning. At the presentation, from left, are Monsignor Joseph Kelly, Diocesan secretary for Catholic Human Services; Ron Evans, director; Christine DeMelfi-Ritter, resource and fund development coordinator; Donna Farrell, senior vice-president, regional manager, Citizens Bank; and Bill Joyce, vice-chairman of the board.