DigitasLBi Chicago Partners with Corpsgiving to Restore Lawndale Community Academy for the Agency's Community Service Day

Over 350 DigitasLBi Employees will Revitalize CPS Elementary School
on July 17th from 10am – 3:30pm

July 14, 2014 – Chicago, IL – DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology company, today announced that over 350 employees will volunteer for a day of transformation at Lawndale Community Academy with others from the school and community to revive the school for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year. With assistance from CorpsGiving, an organization that coordinates volunteer events between communities and employers, the school will be restored in under five hours.
Lawndale Community Academy is one of the last CPS-run public schools in the North Lawndale community.  Six other neighborhood CPS schools have been closed or turned into charter schools in the last three years.  Of the 463 students enrolled in Lawndale, 96% qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.
“We hope that our efforts provide just a little bit of happiness to the children of Lawndale Community Academy Community when they return in August,” said Doug Ryan President, DigitasLBi Chicago. “Community Service Day is hugely important to our agency’s culture as we see first hand the changes we are able to make in just one day. It also fosters a philanthropic spirit well beyond the actual volunteer event.”
Projects for the day include:
--Refurbishment: freshly repainting hallways and classrooms
--Creative: designing murals and school logos to commons spaces
--Horticulture: mulching beds, weeding walkways, planting, re-edging and raking pathways,
This is the second time, in less than a year, DigitasLBi Chicago talent has devoted a full day to revitalizing a Chicago Public School.  In October, DigitasLBi revamped James Otis Elementary in the West Town neighborhood.
DigitasLBi is a global marketing and technology agency that transforms businesses for the digital age. We help companies of all shapes and sizes decide What’s Next… and then we take them there. Also a top ten global agency, DigitasLBi is comprised of 6,000 digital and technology experts across 40 offices in 25 countries worldwide. DigitasLBi is a member of Publicis Groupe [listed on the Euronext Paris Exchange – FR0000130577 – and part of the CAC 40 index] is the world’s third largest communications group. With approximately 60,000 professionals spanning 108 countries on five continents, Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of communications services. Web
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