TAKING CHARGE IN OUR CITIES
Lincoln Financial employees in Hartford, CT, and Philadelphia, PA, have established a deep connection with TFA teachers and their students by participating in several initiatives, including school supply drives, pen pal programs and courses in financial literacy.
In September 2011, employees in Hartford began a pen pal program with TFA classrooms. After exchanging letters throughout the school year, Lincoln employees and their TFA pen pals met face-to-face in May. Students also presented book reports on "Charlotte's Web," copies of which had been provided by their pen pals earlier in the year.
In April 2012, dozens of TFA students in Philadelphia joined employees in Lincoln's Leadership Preparation Program (LPP) at Lincoln Financial Field® for a day of learning, which included lessons in financial literacy. Additionally, the pen pal program was adopted in Philadelphia in October 2012. Lincoln employees were matched with students from an eighth grade class taught by Lincoln's first-ever TFA Fellow.