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Career City – Save the date May 22, 2019

Career City is back for the 6th year in a row!!

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Ranger Good Works is pleased to announce Career City 2019 is now taking RSVP’s for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Please join Ranger Good Works in bringing the “City of Ft. Lauderdale” to the students of Dillard Elementary.  Students will see firsthand what it feels like to take a walk through a safe and inviting city which has been created just for them.  Students will learn about various professions and many of our local industries during their walk.  They will engage with professionals and have the chance to ask questions in a comfortable environment.  They will also step out of Career City with a roadmap to future possibilities.

With your help, we will be able to motivate the youth and show them that through hard work and academic achievement, professional success is an option that can be attained right down the street!

Please participate by sharing your success story and representing your industry, field of work or organization.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 ~ Setup 7:30 am

City starts at 9:00am – 12:00pm

email: elle@rangergoodworks.org to start the registration process or click here to sign up online at rangergoodworks.org .

Questions? Call 954-527-0090 to speak with this year’s community coordinator Elle Corey Burton a Ranger Good Works volunteer.

See last year’s video: Career City 2018

 

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Hour of Code 2018

Ranger Good Works/Ranger Technical Resources with 51 Volunteers participated in the International Hour of Code at Dillard Elementary School on December 7, 2018.

We love it when a TECHNOLOGY plan comes together!  Our local community joined together lending many helping hands!  Every classroom filled with up to 24 students,  had a volunteer to work with the teacher and help guide the students through the Hour of Code. Our goal was to spark interest in students from Pre-K through 5th grade to learn about computer coding.  Knowing the computing field has the largest amount of job openings out of all occupations, we are aiming to encourage our students to be a part of the next generation of Technology Professionals. Over 7 million tech job openings exist today.  Can you imagine how many jobs will exist in 2023?

We are happy to report over 850 students successfully completed one of the following coding activities: Code Binary Bracelets Activity, Code Crazy Creatures, Sparks Academy, Make a Flappy Game, Code Combat: Escape the Dungeon, Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with code and code.org dance party!

Computer Science Education Week – Hour of Code designed by Code.org and several nonprofits have impacted the world by engaging with over 100 million people in over 180 countries to learn the 21st Century foundation skills in technology.

We are pleased that Ranger Good Works, in conjunction with its partners,  participated for the 6th year in a row with our local community touching the children of Dillard Elementary.

Great job to all involved! Thank you, Principal Atkins Brown, her faculty and all of the volunteers who participated! #Teamwork! #HourofCode #BrowardCodes #rangergoodworks

Read more about Ranger Good Works and its programs.

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Literacy Night 2018

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October 25, 2018

Superhero Literacy Night 2018 at Dillard Elementary with our Ranger Good Works volunteer team was a great success.  We donated over 1000 books to help build the Dillard families home libraries. In addition, the Superheroes handed out a fair amount of candy and masks to make the event a joyous blast. The students loved the evening. Their generous hugs and the special sparkle in thankful eyes assured all of us that we had made an impact on their lives.

 BAM!!!! POW!!!! KABOOM!!!! KAPOW!!!!

Visit our Photo Gallery see photos of RGW’s events including all the photos from this year’s Literacy Night.  https://rangergoodworks.org/gallery/

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Women of Vision Luncheon ~ Young At Art ~ Diana Morrison Honoree 2018

Save the Date, Friday, February 14th ~ Young At Art Museum ~ 22nd Annual Women of Vision Luncheon ~ Passion Forward!

Honoring Ranger Good Works’ Board Member and our dedicated hands-on Volunteer Diana Morrison at YAA’s Valentines Day Luncheon.

Invitees include Florida’s most dedicated corporate, government and civic leaders.  All contribute to Young At Arts’s programs for at-risk youth and families through its Women of Vision Luncheon.  Each February Young At Art celebrates the contribution of this dedicated group of women and men with a luncheon honoring a prominent member of our community.  Congratulations to Mindy Shrago, Maya Ezratti and the entire YAA team for your continued excellence in Arts Education! We thank you for recognizing the outstanding achievements of our Board Member and amazing community leader Diana Morrison.

Friends, please plan to come to the Luncheon, enjoy delicious food, watch a beautiful fashion show by Angel Sanchez and celebrate Diana Morrison’s great accomplishments in our community!

Contact Young At Art to RSVP.

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Hour of Code 2017 RGW @Dillard Elementary

Ranger Good Works Presents Hour of Code 2017 – We are preparing for Computer Science Education Week and plan to create a fan-tas-tech event for 2017!

VOLUNTEERS  Needed at Dillard Elementary School Friday, December 08, 2017

If you are a technologist or interested in volunteering your time for this event, click on the Volunteer button and sign up to be a part of this exciting event for the students of Dillard Elementary.

See what you are signing up for. Watch our video.  A community partner initiative!  Once again, Ranger Technical Resources & Ranger Good Works are recruiting friends and community partners to help educate over 850 students from Dillard Elementary School about the importance of Computer Science in an international coding initiative founded by Code.org. We love it when our kids receive the three T’s….time, talent and treasure. Please join our Hour of Code volunteer team this year.  The kids love to see familiar faces. If you can’t join us, tell a friend who you think can.  Our communities continued help in making this a great event is much needed and appreciated.

The Hour of Code will take place at Dillard Elementary on Friday, December 08, 2017.

  • Responsibilities include:  Participate in one conference call prior to the Hour of Code for Dillard Elementary.
  • Show up on site 30 minutes prior to the Hour of Code initiative
  • Participate in classrooms with instruction or help in the classrooms
  • Work with our coordinators and the teachers from Dillard Elementary to create a successful event.
  • YOU do not need to be a programmer to volunteer.  You only need to be able to read and speak to the children.
  • Programmers who volunteer will be assigned to the classrooms where the students are more advanced with coding.

Schedule:

Hour of Code Schedule
9:00AM Volunteers arrive and meet
9:30AM Go to designated locations – Ready Hour of Code
9:30AM– 10:30AM Start Hour of Code in the classrooms
10:35AM Wrap up
10:45AM Volunteers depart

This experience will continue to fill the students’ treasure chest full of great life experiences. In 2013 we first partnered with Code.org for the Official Hour of Code, a Global Computer Science Education Week initiative to encourage youth to learn basic coding.

“The Hour of Code is a global movement introducing tens of millions of
students worldwide to computer science, inspiring kids to learn more,
breaking stereotypes, and leaving them feeling empowered.

What is the Hour of Code?
A one-hour introduction to computer science.
The Hour of Code began as a one-hour
coding challenge to give students a fun first
introduction to computer science and has
become a global learning event, celebration,
and awareness event.

An annual global event. The Hour of Code
takes place every year during Computer
Science Education Week, the first week in
December. With a huge groundswell of support
and attention, it’s an ideal time for schools
and districts to put the spotlight on computer
science programs and expand opportunities.” Code.org

Today, over 100 million students around the world have participated in this initiative. As a technology solutions company Ranger Technical Resources continues to contribute by sending mentors to local schools.
We are happy to say that since 2014 we expanded to include the entire elementary school. Over eight hundred students from Dillard Elementary participated in a Computer Science related activity. As you can see the number of students we are encouraging has increased due to our community’s involvement.

In 2017 we will have close to 1000 students enrolled at Dillard Elementary School. We need all of the helping hands we can to keep up the great momentum.  Please join our volunteer team for the Hour of Code on Friday, December 8th. Click here to sign up.  Thank you for your continued support!  Volunteer today!

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Love To Give 2017 Neiman Marcus Save the date

SAVE THE DATE

LOVE TO GIVE EVENT Tuesday, November 7, 2017, @NeimanMarcus

Neiman Marcus – Fort Lauderdale & Ranger Good Works invite you to join us for a fun-filled holiday reception.

Be the first to view and purchase exclusive holiday gifts from The Love To Give Collection

Tuesday, Nov 7th

from  6:00 pm to  8:00 pm

Level Two

Socialize, Sip, Shop & let the holiday spirit take over while you experience the gifts of music & dance performed by the students of the Arts programs from Dillard Elementary.

RSVP: Elle@rangergoodworks.org

**This holiday season, 10% of sales generated from items purchased in The Love to Give Collection at the Ft. Lauderdale store will benefit Ranger Good Works in support of Dillard Elementary School.

Ranger Good Works is a philanthropic program open to our community, friends, and family. It consists of at-will Volunteer Professionals who dedicate their time, donations and talents to aid and improve the quality of life for our citizens. Giving back to the community is a core value for our organization and our members. rangergoodworks.org

Ranger Good Works is a 501c3

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Superhero Literacy Night October 26, 2017

Superhero Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary

Join Ranger Good Works as we take on Dillard Elementary School’s reading initiative in Superhero Style.

For the 5th year in a row, Ranger Good Works will support the “Build Your Home Library” initiative at Dillard Elementary School. Please join our team as we continue to work at bridging the Literacy Gap in the Dillard community.

Enjoy a Comic Book Style Superhero themed evening where our students are the main guests and share unforgettable moments.  During the event, volunteers and teachers will give away almost 1,000 books to children and their families.

WE ARE HOPING TO INSPIRE, ENTERTAIN AND ENGAGE WITH OUR LOCAL ELEMENTARY YOUTH IN 33311 – IMAGINATION GOES A LONG WAY!!!!

–  BAM!!!! POW!!!! KABOOM!!!! KAPOW!!!! TO THOSE THAT DON’T READ!!!!  –

If you would like to volunteer to help during Literacy Night, please click here.

  • When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • The event will start (for our Superhero volunteers) at 6:30 pm sharp and last until approximately 7:30 pm
  • Where: Dillard Elementary School
  • Attire: Costume – Your Choice…. WonderWoman, BatMan, Robin, Spiderman, Aquaman, Captain America, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers….
  • (Please call the office to confirm which costumes have already been chosen and to get ideas.)
  • Donations:  Ranger Good Works is accepting donations including books, new or gently used through October 25.

Items may be dropped off at:

Ranger Technical Resources

805 East Broward Boulevard

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

954-527-0090

 

To order books: #StartWithaSmile at amazon.com/ch/47-1869003to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Ranger Good Works Inc.

Help your child build Literacy Skills by visiting our partner: Vocabularycity.com

Visit our Photo Gallery see photos of RGW’s events including last year’s Literacy Night

 

*Questions regarding this Literacy event or other programs offered by Ranger Good Works please email elle@rangergoodworks.org.

 

 

 

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Read For The Record Dillard October 19, 2017

Read For The Record 

Join Ranger Good Works as we participate with “Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® reading campaign at Dillard Elementary School on Thursday, October 19, 2017, to be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience this initiative brings together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.”

When you sign up you’ll receive detailed information regarding your assignment.

  • Time of the reading event at Dillard Elementary school is from 8:30 am until about 9:30 am
  • Read to Preschool and Kindergarten students

This year’s Read for the Record book is Quackers, by Liz Wong, a delightful story about a kitten who grows up believing he’s a duck, until the day he meets another kitten. What follows is a sweet tale about understanding, acceptance, and learning it is ok to be whoever you want to be.

We look forward to having you join us for our Read For The Record event.

Literacy Program at Dillard Elementary School  – If you are interested in helping us purchase books for the Literacy Night book giveaway event on October 26th please donate.   Click Here To buy Books for our students. Help us give the gift that may inspire them to read!

#ReadForTheRecord

#RangerGoodWorks

#BrowardReads

Questions regarding this Literacy event or other programs offered by Ranger Good Works please email elle@rangergoodworks.org.

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Join us: Career City at Dillard Elementary is Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Please join Ranger Good Works in bringing the “city of Ft. Lauderdale” to the students of Dillard Elementary.  Students will see firsthand what it feels like to take a walk through a safe and inviting city which has been created just for them.  Students will learn about various professions and many of our local industries during their walk.  They will engage with professionals and have the chance to ask questions in a comfortable environment.  They will also step out of Career City with a road map to future possibilities.

With your help we will be able to motivate the youth and show them that through hard work and academic achievement, professional success is an option that can be attained right down the street!

Please participate by sharing your success story and representing your industry, field of work or organization.

{IMPORTANT FACTS }

  • 98% of the students walk to school, are from single parent homes and get their food intake while they are attending school.
  • Most of the Dillard Elementary students have never traveled outside of a five-mile radius.
  • Many of the students have never had the opportunity to walk into a real grocery store, an office supply store, a bank, a flower shop or even a restaurant.
  • The students are sweet, friendly and well behaved. The students have a lack of exposure, they want and need a chance to learn and grow.

Please join us!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  ~ 7:30am – 12:00pm

email: elle@rangergoodworks.org  or CLICK HERE to sign up and start the registration process.

Questions? Call 954-527-0090 to speak with a Ranger Good Works volunteer.

See last years video:  Career City 2016 Video

 

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Hopeful Dillard Elementary Student

 

Literacy Changes Our World Initiative at Dillard Elementary

Dillard Elementary School participated in The Florida Department of Education’s 9th annual Literacy Week – Florida from January 23-27th, 2017

“Literacy Changes Our World”

15 Volunteers from our local Fort Lauderdale community joined Ranger Good Works in reading storybooks to Pre-K through  2nd-grade students at Dillard Elementary.  Volunteers spent about 30-45 minutes the classroom.

“The Cow That Went Oink!” and “I name is Yoon” were big hits!

Join us in our year-long literacy campaign at Dillard Elementary. Less than one hour a day once a month could help change a student’s world. Please Click here to volunteer.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Tiia Weckstrom – Reading Volunteer – Is helping to change the world for Dillard students. 2017 Literacy Initiative – Ranger Good Works