Volunteers beautify elementary school to inspire creativity (video)


More than 50 volunteers renovated the library and computer lab at Charles A. Gill Elementary School thanks to the AbbVie Foundation’s Week of Possibilities global volunteering program.

Volunteers assembled furniture, painted the walls, and created a maker space that will engage students in learning when they return in August.

“We are working to create a better environment for students when they return,” said Nicole Mowad-Nassar, AbbVie vice president of commercial analytics and operations.

Gill Elementary Principal Shawki Freelon thanked the volunteers for their hard work.

“This maker space that our students are going to have gives them an opportunity to spark their creativity,” Freelon said.

“Our longterm partner Heart of America, along with AbbVie, worked to ensure that our most at-need students are exposed to 21st-century learning and resources with their ‘Week of Possibilities’,” added Tom Hayden with Dallas ISD’s Volunteer and Partnership Services.


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