2008 Literacy Champions

Kristen McKenna

Project Director at Advantage Program Attleboro ABE, Bristol Community College

Kristen McKenna’s innovative work with adult basic education learners at Bristol Community College is designed to immerse students in the college culture, make them feel a part of the college community and therefore aspire to attain a higher level of achievement. Through partnering with local businesses to provide volunteer and intern positions for these students, Kristin has created a program called The Job Club. The initiative is the first like it in the state and serves as a model for other community colleges.