Corporate Volunteer of the Year Finalist
Senior communications specialist, WE Energies Inc.
For nearly five years, Robert Kennedy, senior communications specialist at Milwaukee-based WE Energies, has volunteered as a tutor for Literacy Services of Wisconsin. He volunteers in the English Language Learning program that provides individualized English instruction to non-native English speakers. The program currently serves more than 170 students from approximately 34 different countries. For 90 minutes each week, Kennedy shares his talent by tutoring an assigned student.
As a teacher, he helps students grow through English language exercises, oral comprehension, reading and writing. He has worked with students from Mexico, Brazil, Iran and other countries, and has also helped them become acclimated to American culture. Throughout his career as a volunteer, Kennedy has guided students who were at the very initial stages of learning English, as well as some who were very advanced. He regularly and easily adapts to the needs of each individual student.