CSX and City Year bring together 100 volunteers to improve Jefferson Davis
-- October 19, 2012
CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX):
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,
What: 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
Who: 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.
When: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Where: 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
Why: 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
How: 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.
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