As a Member of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and the GISD Bilingual/ESL Committee, the Christina Sullivan Foundation’s Board of Directors is inviting you to represent GISD in a much-awaited Ribbon Cutting of the UNIFIED COMMUNICATION BOARD for Oppe Elementary. The first of its kind and has already been requested by other GISD campuses. What started as a Non-Verbal Communication Board for GISD students turned into a Communication Board for all students…Drawings for Non-Verbal, English & Spanish words; this is a story of the community working together.

UNIFIED COMMUNICATION BOARD was gifted to Oppe Elementary by the Christina Sullivan Foundation. as Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Foundation with the vision that all students be given a voice. So what started as a non-verbal communication board became unified for our non-verbal, English, and Spanish speaking students to Learn•Work•Play•Live Unified, bringing Hope and Inclusion, the Mission of the Christina Sullivan Foundation.

Lorraine Grubbs with The Galveston Chambers of Commerce was so gracious to come by the Foundation Office to explain the steps needed for the Ribbon Cutting of this joyous occasion to occur for our students and a member of Troop 104 Anthony Catanzaro, a Senior at Ball High School and a three-year “Buddy” Volunteer for the Christina Sullivan Foundation’s with over 175 hours in the four years as a member of the Foundation Family. Anthony, knowing firsthand working alongside me with his special needs peers, teaches adaptive tennis to our special needs and our traditionally developing students.