Cornell Alternative Spring Break is Back!

Another group of Cornell visited with us again in March during their Spring Break! They had a wonderful time interacting with the children from the Tangelo Park Elementary School, and mentoring students at the Southwest Middle School and Dr. Phillips High School. They also participated in a parents/students event at the school, met with members of the board and helped to create new games for the children. It was a busy but rewarding week with plenty of memories to take back and reflect on. Thank you again to our Cornell friends!

Cornell Alternative Spring Break at Tangelo Park

For the 4th year now, students from Cornell University have come to Orlando to take part in an alternative spring break program in which they mentored elementary as well as middle school and high school students from the Tangelo Park neighborhood. They also participated in activities with preschool students at various Tangelo Park daycare facilities. Thank you to all the Cornell students! You will be missed!

Welcome Back, Cornell Students!

This year again, a group of Cornell students chose to come to Orlando to do some service volunteer work at the Tangelo Park Community during their Spring break. From March 20-28, the students were busy helping the teachers at the TP Elementary School, mentoring high school students at Dr. Phillips High School, helping the day care providers and assisting at the YMCA.  Thank you, Cornell students! The Tangelo Park Community enjoyed having you and appreciates you sharing your time with them.

Bacardi’s Extraordinary Gift

In September 2009, the Bacardi group had their annual conference at Shingle Creek during which the participants were challenged to give back to the community. They adopted a cause dear to Mr. Rosen’s heart, the Tangelo Park Program. On the evening of September 30th, the group invited Mr. Rosen and Mrs. Tashanda Brown-Cannon, Principal of the TP Elementary School, to join them at their dinner event and accept the gift. When Mr. Rosen and Mrs. Brown-Cannon were presented with the $50,000 gift, they both were pleasantly surprised and touched by Bacardi’s extraordinary generosity (WOW!!).  These funds will definitely be put to very good use.

Again, our heartfelt appreciation to the Bacardi group!  The Tangelo Park community very much appreciates your thoughtfulness, generosity, and willingness to assist those in need of a helping hand.

JCC Campers Give Tangelo Park a Hand

On July 30th, seventeen campers from the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando spent half a day at the Tangelo Park community helping at the Elementary School, the YMCA and the Neighborhood Center for Families. Some of the activities included making learning games for the school and organizing storage areas. The youngsters enjoyed the experience and learned the meaning of giving back.

Thank you, JCC campers! The Tangelo Park community appreciates your giving them a helping hand!

Alternative Spring Break

Thanks for coming Cornell University students! The students visited Tangelo Park from March 14–21, 2009 on their Alternative Spring Break. They volunteered in the Tangelo Park Elementary School, the Two-, Three-, and Four-Year Old Program and mentored Tangelo students at the Dr. Phillips High School. They also participated in a presentation about the Parent Leadership Program and the community board meeting.