It is often said when you have a good thing stick with it. While that may be true, it never hurts to look for ways to improve and take it to the next level. Our community garden project has been such fun and a great success that we are looking to share our knowledge and expand our program. We welcome the opportunity to work with our clients and business partners to help in planting their own community gardens. Not only is gardening a great way to give back to your community and a great team building activity, it also provides many health benefits such as exposure to Vitamin D, decreased dementia risk, mood-boosting benefits, exercise and loneliness. https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2017/health-benefits-of-gardening-fd.html. If you would like more information on how to partner with us and start your own community garden, please reach out to Kim Fanning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sordoni had the opportunity to work with the ninth-grade students in Wyoming Seminary’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Foundations class. The Architecture in Schools (AIS) program is overseen by Justine Tarrant from Hemmler + Camayd Architects. During its seventh week, the program focused on exterior materials and cost estimating. Jeff Kiluk, Carmen Brutico, and Scott Napokora challenged the students to select materials, calculate quantities and calculate overall totals for their designs. Our group had a lot of fun.
Carmen Brutico, Project Manager, is a member of the Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2019. Each class member is required to complete a group project focused on improving their communities. Carmen’s team is “Fun for All” and its mission is to promote the inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life. Team “Fun for All” is assisting the Trinity Child Care location of St. Joseph’s Center by fundraising, purchasing and assembling children’s play equipment and furnishings for their new outside play area and indoor room. The team will host an unveiling event to showcase the new play equipment as well as spread awareness for the Trinity Child Care Center’s mission of promoting inclusive play for medically fragile children.