CSX and City Year bring together 100 volunteers to improve Jefferson Davis Middle School
CSX will return to Jefferson Davis Middle School, this time bringing together 100 volunteers to perform a day of service. CSX and City Year will join forces with the United Way of Northeast Florida, Communities in Schools of Northeast Florida, Jewish Family and Community Services and Greenscape of Jacksonville to build picnic tables and benches, mulch outdoor plants and pathways, replace outdoor pathway borders, paint murals and plant 15 trees.
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, connecting customers to ports, distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States. CSX created Beyond Our Rails as an extension of our organization — displaying our commitment to Safety, Community, the Environment and Wellness through grass-roots volunteerism and focused corporate giving -- actively engaging employees and non-profit organizations in programs and initiatives designed to make the world a better place. City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization, founded in 1988, that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. In 23 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs. Greenscape of Jacksonville is a non-profit organization committed to the planting, protection and promotion of trees in Florida.
8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Jefferson Davis Middle School
7050 Melvin Road
Jacksonville, Fla., 33210
Jefferson Davis Middle School is an officially recognized University of Cambridge Center offering the internationally recognized Secondary 1 curriculum in grades six through eight. Students who wish to apply for the Cambridge Program are selected among students who qualify for advanced classes in English, Mathematics and Science. The renovations will help the school continually improve its quality of curriculum.
CSX is proud to sponsor organizations like City Year in their efforts to improve parks, schools, recreational centers and other public places in the many types of rural, suburban and urban communities that CSX connects and serves. In September, the railway was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for its achievements in environmental performance, including reaching ahead of schedule the company's voluntary goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eight percent and its "Trees for Tracks" program to plant one tree for each of the 21,000 miles of CSX track.
Eric Hartsock, 443-858-4437
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