Ambrose Employees Participate in New York Cares Day to Better School Community
Painting a classroom at The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS) in Brooklyn
New York, NY, November 4, 2011 - “An environment conducive to learning is important,” says Payroll Administrator Keon Ramnath. “Helping provide this to just one child is well worth the time and effort.”
This year, Ambrose employees spent Saturday October 15 at 734 K - The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS). TECCS serves 200 elementary school students in a community-based environment in the heart of Brooklyn. The school opened three years ago, and currently serves grades K-2, although eventually they will serve K-5. TECCS is a safe and caring community where ethics, service, and social justice are the principles that inform every aspect of school life.
Various projects were completed throughout the day. Employees reorganized the school library, a task that hits close to home for Ambrose. Maintaining a library is critical for an environment to promote continuous learning and aligns with the core value “To Teach or Be Taught.” For more information on Ambrose recommended reading, visit the Ambrose Library.
Employees also painted a classroom and created a playground classic. “It was such a pleasure to give back to our NYC schools. The highlight of my day was having a 2nd grader help our team paint hopscotch squares and then show us how to master the game itself - backwards!” HR Associate Neisha Lestrade’s anecdote reminds us that teachers come in all ages.
The event furthers Ambrose’s commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates. Ambrose provides its employees with opportunities to participate in community outreach programs by partnering with non-profit organizations.
For more information on the event and how you can participate next year, visit New York Cares Day.
New York Cares is now the city's largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,200 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools. Today's volunteers share our founders' vision that we all have a role to play in making our city a better place. To learn more, please click here.
Waiting for the paint to dry on the new hopscotch squares