American Water Donates $40,000 to Aquatic Sciences Program

(UC) — American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, and its charitable foundation announced a $40,000 donation to the Center for Aquatic Sciences in support of its Community and Urban Science Enrichment (CAUSE) summer camp program.

(Photo: Center for Aquatic Sciences)

Camden, N.J.-based American Water and its American Water Charitable Foundation described the contribution as an expansion of its partnership with the Center for Aquatic Sciences.

"All of us share a commitment to environmental stewardship and a passion for educating children about water quality and water conservation,” said Carrie Williams, president of the charitable foundation. “As neighbors on the Camden Waterfront, we also share a commitment to providing opportunities and building education programs for the students of Camden today and for generations to come.”

CAUSE, which focuses on intense academics and mentoring for a manageable number of youth is the flagship program of the Center for Aquatic Sciences and has been serving youth since 1993.  Since its inception, 100% of students have graduated high school. It has reached more than 300 teens as interns, and more than 3,000 children as campers.

Founded in 1989, the Center for Aquatic Sciences is in the midst of its 30th year of advancing the understanding of and concern for aquatic animals and their habitats. The Center’s mission is: “Education and youth development through promoting the understanding, appreciation and protection of aquatic life and habitats.” In performing this mission, the Center says, it strives to be a responsible member of the community, assisting in its economic and social redevelopment by providing opportunities for education, enrichment and employment.

“American Water is committed to putting our time, money and resources behind supporting the students in Camden,” said company spokesperson Ruben Rodriguez. “The opportunity to partner with the Center for Aquatic Sciences and continue to focus our efforts on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM learning was a perfect match.”

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