Quillian Family celebrates the contributions of their wife and mother with reading bench at GW Carver Elementary


QUILLIAN FAMILY MEMBERS from around the country gathered recently at GW Carver Elementary School to dedicate a new reading bench in memory of Sallie Quillian, a long-time Miamian and Gables High School alumna. The Coral Gables Community Foundation was honored to facilitate this process through our Commemorative Bench Program.

Sallie and her family embraced the ideal of an equal educational system. She and several mothers started an After School House at Carver Elementary where children came in the afternoon to play, get help with homework and enjoy a snack. The program helped instill confidence and stability in the lives of many children during that time. Today, the School House is used for pre-kindergarten and we’re told they LOVE the new reading spot already.

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