On June 23rd, a group of StratExians volunteered through Chicago Cares for their 25th anniversary Serve-a-thon.
Each year, the Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon draws 6,000+ volunteers from throughout the Chicagoland area, and for the second consecutive year, a group of StratExians joined the effort. This time, the work involved volunteering at Little Village Lawndale High School, a local Chicago public school.
Little Village Lawndale High School is a particularly special school, as it was founded 13 years ago after a group of parents and grandparents went on a 19-day hunger strike demanding quality education for their children within their community.
Throughout the day, the StratEx Serves team painted over three classrooms in the Multicultural wing of the school, and then pitched in at the end of the day to help paint outdoor benches. These updates not only helped create a fresh learning environment for the kids who attend class in the school, but it will also ensure the limited funds available to the school can be used to purchase updated textbooks, new computers, and other creative learning tools.
We are proud to offer our time and energy towards helping our community in tangible, meaningful ways through this great organization.