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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Where's George? At The Public Library Promoting Literacy in the Community and, Receives Awards as an Internet Pioneer

By The Friends of George. 

“ In order to succeed, you must learn how to read” – George Cushingberry Jr.

Congratulations is in order for Dr. George Cushingberry Jr being selected for the Ambassador Award by the Michigan Virutal organization for his 20 years of support for education. Cushingberry was recently recognized for his work in shaping the work of this organization and his commitment to literacy in the community.

Creating Solar Panels in Detroit Public Schools
Fredrick Douglass Academy  - 2015 

“Michigan Virtual™, formerly known as Michigan Virtual University® & Michigan Virtual School®, has been working hard to provide a path to the future for students and educators since 1998. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation focused on education, we believe that brilliance resides in all of us, ready to change the world with next big idea. We’re dedicated to helping each student shine their brightest by enhancing their opportunities to learn and working to strengthen the teachers that will show them the way. Here we strive to place each student’s potential within reach. By discovering new ways to grow, we’re taking K-12 education to the next level and working to leverage face-to-face, blended and online learning innovations that facilitate the advancement of education.

Michigan Virtual is governed by an independent Board of Directors comprised of individuals representing business, industry, higher education, K-12 education and state government. Our partners and governing board share our goals and aspirations for each student as we come together to assist those in the pursuit of higher learning.”

Michigan Virtual is proud to present the Ambassador Award to Dr. Cushingberry for his work with literacy.

Cush at the Harper Woods Public Library.
On April 30th, 2018, Dr. Cushingberry received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Harper Woods Library. George has been an active participant in the Prime Family Reading Time program because it is a commitment to pass on the power of literacy to our community.  Literacy sparks interest and creates a career for youth and adults in need of a change. If you want to go to a nice place and chill, the Public Library is a place to go if you want to follow your dreams or just learn something new.

Young Engineers in Training at Detroit Public Schools.

Starting Friday June 22nd 2018, until November 6, 2018, mark your ballot twice for George Cushingberry Jr for State Senate in District 2, so that he can continue the work of upgrading the reading literacy in our community.

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