On March 15, 45 Warner Bros. Entertainment volunteers joined the City Year Warner Bros. Clinton Middle School Team and the Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo Civic Engagement Team to engage in “Math City,” a carnival-style event put on for students and their families to encourage building math skills.
At the opening ceremony, both Principal Sissi O’Reilly and Mary-Elizabeth Michaels, the Director of Community Affairs at Warner Bros. Entertainment, spoke of the strong partnership between City Year and Warner Bros. Entertainment and how that relationship over the past two years has led to significant improvements in the school environment through a series of beautification projects.
This year some Warner Bros. volunteers put down their paint brushes and acted as corps members for the day by helping sixth, seventh and eighth graders build their math skills. All together they hosted 250 students and family members for “Math City,” pulling off the tricky feat of making fractions and word problems fun for all.
A smaller group of volunteers worked with the Civic Engagement Team to continue the beautification of Clinton by painting a mural showing how learning unlocks future opportunities. It will serve as a daily reminder of the rewards scholastic achievement can bring Clinton students.