Hats off to our Cornell students!

This past April, we welcomed nine Cornell students to Orlando as part of their alternative spring break. During that week, the students spent their time off, not as typical spring breakers but as civic-minded individuals volunteering and making a difference in the community.

The group had a full week of activities that allowed them to engage with school-aged children and members of the community. This year’s group was the first to engage with the new Rosen Preschool opened last August 2017 and serving children in the Parramore community. They also took part in community efforts benefiting elementary, middle school and high school aged children in the Tangelo Park community. The itinerary also provided opportunities for team building and leadership activities as well as mentoring and reflection time for the volunteers themselves.

It was another fulfilling service trip! The students gained valuable insights on the Tangelo Park and Parramore programs.

We look forward to next year!


Way to go, Cornell!

This past March and April, we welcomed another group of students from Cornell University. For the past eight years, we have had close to 70 students making the annual trip to Orlando. What a great way to spend spring break while giving back to the community! During the busy week ahead, the collegians interacted with youth in the Tangelo Park elementary school and daycare centers, and mentored students at the Southwest Middle School and Dr. Phillips High School. They also had the opportunity to help with science projects for the Literacy through Science Fair at the elementary school.  The displays were amazing and made the parents so proud!

You are making a difference and touching young lives!