Constellation employees engaged in several volunteer service projects that positively impacted the communities we serve during this year’s National Volunteer Week and Teach For America Week. Collectively, volunteer activities focused on improving education, cleaning up the environment and improving diversity and inclusion initiatives.
More than 320 employees donated over 1,500 hours building, teaching or supporting multiple charitable organizations across 10 states where Constellation serves customers with power and natural gas.
Constellation and StarTex Power’s combined efforts included:
Big Shoulders Fund — Volunteers tutored students in math and reading atPope John Paul II School, and later worked in groups to paint, clean, organize and landscape around the school campus.
Boston Marathon — Constellation teamed up with the Boston Art’s Academy to sponsor a hydration station for the 2015 Boston Marathon.
Mayor’s Give a Day — In support of Mayor’s Give a Day, Constellation volunteers helped landscape Maryhurst, a child welfare agency in Kentucky. Staff from Metro United Way greeted team members, and everyone worked as a team in a lending a helping hand to complete the project.
Ronald McDonald House — Volunteers baked homemade treats for the families receiving treatment and staying at Ronald McDonald House.
Teach For America Week
This April, members of Constellation’s leadership team spent time with Baltimore area students at Green Street Academy to explore solar energy. Working in groups, students met with solar engineers and volunteers who helped them design and present a solar energy site plan for their new building. Two winning groups out of 15 teams were chosen based on solar placement, cost of implementation and persuasive abilities.
The teaching experience also offered a great exchange of curiosity and ideas as Constellation employees inquired what students found most challenging or interesting about what they had learned. And, in turn, the students had a chance to ask the Constellation team about their work, how they got started in energy (first job), what they studied and what a typical day looks like.
Constellation aims to help to foster a passion and commitment for learning in students, particularly in the critical areas of science, technology and math. We are committed to advancing education throughout the communities that we touch, and to inspiring students to develop and explore interest in the energy technologies.
Constellation is a regular supporter of Teach For America Week, and continues to support its five-year commitment to donate $1 million to the charitable organization.
About Teach For America
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today, 10,600 corps members are teaching in 50 urban and rural regions across the country while more than 37,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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