In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, approximately 45 volunteers from Constellation Energy/BGE and Saul Ewing, LLP gathered to repaint the second and third floors of Barclay Elementary/Middle School. GHCC Community School Coordinator Kelly Oglesbee organized the event as a follow-up to a day in August, when Constellation/BGE employees repainted the school’s first floor – she was pretty sure that they would enjoy an opportunity to finish the job.
This volunteer-led event is a great example of how corporate sponsorship meshes well with the Community School model. Constellation Energy/BGE provides each of their employees 16 hours of paid (yes, paid) volunteer time, along with a website that helps employees find places to donate their time. On the community school side, Kelly collaborates with more than 20 local businesses to coordinate the delivery of services to Barclay, where last year she leveraged over $300,000 worth of after school programs and volunteer hours.
Way to go Constellation Energy/BGE and Saul Ewing volunteers! Special thanks to Kristen Stastny from Constellation for providing assistance with recruitment. And thank you, Kelly, for helping pull it all together!
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