On Friday, May 4th at 8:30 a.m., twenty volunteers from the Claim Legal Department at The Travelers Companies, Inc. will be working with teachers and students from the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)’s John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center to help repair and clean up the facilities and spaces around Polaris. Together, they will work to clean and revitalize the volleyball court and ropes courses, and groups will be assigned to the field, clinic, school building, and parking lot for planting and general grounds keeping. Fifty-two (52) students from the Polaris Center have signed up to participate.
This volunteer activity is part of a larger team development project for Travelers. The goals of the project are for team members to engage in networking and team-building opportunities that demonstrate good corporate citizenship. The Capitol Region Education Council is grateful to Travelers for the ongoing support they provide to CREC’s programs. Activities like the Polaris clean-up exemplify the long-term relationship that has helped both organizations continue to grow and achieve their missions.
At Travelers, we are committed to doing right in our communities,” said Rita Ortiz, Director of Community Relations. “The engagement of our volunteers is one part of that dedication. In particular, we are focused on supporting initiatives that improve academic and career success for underrepresented youth, specifically targeted at public school children in grades 5-12. The mission of CREC aligns nicely with our education work in the community and we couldn’t be more proud to help enhance the center’s grounds.”
Following the morning’s activities, the students and Travelers volunteers will spend the afternoon enjoying a cook out and participating in a volley ball game and ropes course activities. The event will begin on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at the John J. Allison Polaris Center, 474 School Street in East Hartford. Lunch and afternoon activities will begin at 12:30 p.m.