We are excited and proud to announce, with The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc., the recipient of the 2020 Serenity Scholarship Award in the amount of $12,000. Please join us in congratulating Porshea Moore!
As an individual who struggled with Substance Use Disorder, Porshea knew she needed to make significant life changes if she wanted to survive.
Today, Porshea is in long term recovery, leading by example and proving that life does get better. She is using her life’s experiences to advocate for others as a Certified Peer Recovery Advocate, helping others who have suffered the same ways as she has by helping them achieve and maintain sobriety.
“I am thrilled Porshea is the recipient of the Serenity Scholarship Award. She would not otherwise have been afforded the opportunity to continue her college education while continuing to help so many people as an Integrated Peer Specialist. I know she will continue to work tirelessly in the Peer Recovery Center with creative, positive programming and inspiration,” said Elaine Corwin, a professor in the Community and Public Health Program and Director of the Collegiate Recovery Program at Corning Community College.
It makes our hearts happy honoring Porshea with this award in memory of our Michael.
CV juniors raise $2,600 at rally
Alicia Floerchinger and Stevia Swimley organized the Rally for Serenity Fall Festival that was held at the Clark Wood Elementary School complex Saturday, September 28. After months of work leading up to the vent, the Cowanesque Valley juniors helped raise $2,600 for the Serenity Scholarship, bringing it's total to up to $12,000 to be awarded.