Carson City’s Florence Phillips in running for CNN Hero; voting open

Florence Phillips needs your vote.

The founder and executive director of ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada is in the running to become CNN Hero of 2018.

The winner’s program receives $100,000 plus marketing assistance.

“One hundred percent of this money will be used toward expansion of no-cost services to all Northern Nevada,” said Phillips.

The ESL In-Home Program is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization that provides one-on-one English tutoring in the student’s home at no cost through the help of volunteer tutors.

To vote for the program, go online to Voters can vote up to 10 times each day through Dec. 4. The winner will be announced during program airing on CNN at 5 p.m. Dec. 9.


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