Navient Foundation donates $10,000 to Rose Hill Community Center

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Although Nick LaMastra usually spends his workdays in front of a computer, last week he read books to preschoolers at Rose Hill Head Start. It’s one of several programs at the Rose Hill Community Center in New Castle, Del. which will benefit from a $10,000 grant from the Navient Foundation. The check was delivered by LaMastra and his colleagues just in time for the holidays.

Navient employees present a $10,000 check on behalf of the Navient Foundation to Sheila Berkel and Patricia Smith of Rose Hill Community Center. From left: Nikki Lavoie, Nick LaMastra, Sheila Berkel, Patricia Smith and Patricia Nash Christel.

Nick LaMastra of Navient reads to preschool children at Rose Hill Head Start

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“Rose Hill Community Center has been enriching the local community for many years. The programs make a difference in the lives of many individuals every single day,” said Nick LaMastra, Navient. “It was a lot of fun and truly rewarding to visit the center and surprise the team with a check to support all their work.”

Navient Foundation is the philanthropic fund of Navient, a Delaware employer with its headquarters on the Wilmington Riverfront.

“The Rose Hill Community Center is very grateful to Navient for providing us with the funding to be able to provide financial literacy classes to our teens and families,” said Sheila Berkel, executive director, Rose Hill Community Center. “This will aid them in preparing financially for college and everyday life.”

The Rose Hill Community Center is a local nonprofit whose mission is to build strong individuals, families and communities by addressing the educational, recreational and social well-being of neighboring communities. Rose Hill Community Center has been in operation for more than 34 years and provides a variety of activities, including a free preschool program for children three to five years of age, senior centers, college and career planning services, fitness programs and many others.

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As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing more than $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of public and private sector clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at

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