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Record Number: 19161
Displayed from: Jul 12, 2021 , until: Sep 12, 2021

Volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at 13 Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings Thursday, July 15, as part of a special Day of Caring sponsored by United Way of Allen County.

Nearly 150 employees and volunteers from 10 local businesses and community organizations will spend the day getting the schools in shape for the new school year, which begins Monday, Aug. 16.

The 30th annual United Way of Allen County Day of Caring will take place Wednesday, Aug. 18. Because school will be in session then, FWCS and United Way partnered with local businesses to create a special summer Day of Caring to focus on school buildings.

The friendships formed on Day of Caring often turn into long-term partnerships between the businesses and the schools, with employees returning to volunteer or help the schools in other ways throughout the school year.

Below are the Day of Caring sites and the teams working at the sites on Thursday:

  • Abbett Elementary, 4325 Smith St. – Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center, 1111 Greene St. – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
  • Glenwood Park Elementary, 4501 Vance Ave. – Vera Bradley
  • Harrison Hill Elementary, 355 Cornell Circle – Parkview and United Way of Allen County
  • Lane Middle School, 4901 Vance Ave. – Vera Bradley
  • Levan Scott Academy, 950 E. Fairfax Ave. – Fort Wayne Metals
  • Memorial Park Middle School, 2200 Maumee Ave. – Unity Performing Arts Foundation
  • North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. – Hylant
  • Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road – BFGoodrich
  • Shambaugh Elementary, 5320 Rebecca Dr. – Parkview
  • Towles Intermediate School, 420 Paulding Road – Fort Wayne Metals
  • Weisser Park Elementary, 902 Colerick St. - Associated Churches
  • Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, 1026 E. Pontiac St. – Fort Wayne Metals

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.