Ranger Good Works Team

Hour of Code presented by Ranger Technical Resources & Ranger Good Works was a great success!

Hour of Code – December 2015

Ranger Good Works had a fan-tas-tech team show up to support us for the Computer Science Education Week and CODE.ORG Hour of Code initiative held at Dillard Elementary. 36 Volunteers walked out of the session proudly wearing a ‪#‎BrowardCodes‬ – I coded did you? sticker.
Without a doubt every helping hand left their assigned classrooms with a smile on their face knowing they made a big impact on our community’s children of Fort Lauderdale. Learning to code and be more informed about Computer Science is critical to our youth. In today’s world everything runs on software. The next generation will be faced with their world being focused even more on-line and digital than today. What we taught at Dillard Elementary was not only coding. Some lessons included computational thinking.  (Mathematics, logic and algorithms) The instructors focused the children on problem solving in small thought out pieces to eventually solve the bigger problem.)  The interaction with the volunteers during this initiative gave the students encouragement that they could do anything if they put their minds to it. Coding and Computational thinking are used in many different careers today.  We are proud to have been able to provide this opportunity to our chosen elementary school in the sixth largest school district in the United States. (Broward County Public Schools – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

Thanks to a great Team: Ranger Technical Resources, DHL, Broward College, Spelling City, Nova Southeastern University, Broward County Clerk of Courts, Sitters in a Second, Giant Titan, Merrill Lynch, C&I Studios and several other amazing companies.

 

Raner Good Works

Hour of Code – In Action – Dillard Elementary School

Neiman Marcus Love To Give fundraiser December2015

Neiman Marcus Love To Give Fundraiser

Victoria Ranger Nunez from Ranger Good Works, Vice President of Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale, Elias Synalovski and Public Relations Manager of Neiman Marcus, Jonie Sabo are thrilled to announce that Neiman Marcus – Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation has chosen Ranger Good Works to benefit from the 2015 Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection for the 2nd year in a row! During the months of November and December, 10% of all sales generated from items in the Love to Give collection purchased from the Fort Lauderdale, FL store will support Ranger Good Works’ goal of helping almost 1,000 underprivileged students in Youth Arts Education fundraising initiative.

Together we are changing the lives of students by meeting their basic needs, giving them love, and enhancing the educational tools they so desperately need.  The results from this fundraiser will last a lifetime.  Join us for some shopping in the Fort Lauderdale Neiman Marcus Store, November 5th through December 25, 2015 to support a great cause!

Happy Holidays!

 

Love To Give 2015

 

See the Love To Give Holiday Reception Photos click here.

See more of the Love To Give Collection click here.

 

 

 

Hour of Code Success Story

Hour of Code

Hour of Code Success Story

For the second year in a row, Ranger Technical Resources had great success when partnering with Code.org for the Hour of Code initiative. Over 91 million people around the world participated in this endeavor to encourage youth to learn basics of Computer Science and coding.

Last year we contributed by sending mentors to local schools and also sponsored an Hour of Code at our corporate office for forty students from Dillard Elementary School. This year, we expanded. We joined forces with a variety of local businesses that have helped Ranger take over an entire school for the Hour of Code Initiative. Our volunteers showed over eight hundred students that they can be a creator or an innovator in the field of computer science. The event was held on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Dillard Elementary School. Every student (K-5) participated and advanced their learning with the help of Ranger Good Works.

Ranger Super Coders visited Nova Southeastern University

Dillard Students Visited Nova Southeastern University

Dillard Students Visited Nova Southeastern University

We are excited about our partnership with Nova Southeastern University and support from our community sponsors! We took 40 Ranger Super Coders on a field trip to tour the Graduate School of Computer and Information Science Department. The visit, for many of the students, was their first step onto a college campus. Our Tech Super Hero, Dean Ackerman gave the students a tour of his amazing computer collection, gave a supercharged Tech Talk, and instructed the students on how to build a solar powered robot. Afterword, we stopped off at the University Pit to be charged up with a slice of pizza. They also toured the Alvin Sherman Library to discover what resources are available to them before heading back to school.

Visit our Event Gallery for photos of this and other events.

The Heart of Neiman Marcus

On July 19, Neiman Marcus stores across the country partnered local nonprofit charities involved in the arts and helping children. Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale in the Galleria Mall partnered with Ranger Good Works, a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer programs and resources for local communities’ most under-resourced populations, to host a shopping event benefiting Dillard Elementary School. Performances took place by Dillard Elementary School students involved in the school groups IMPACT Girls and the D Phi E Stepping Eagles as well as dancers from the Fort Lauderdale Parks Department’s Kuumba Arts Dance Academy. Through Young At Art Museum, Dillard Elementary School students also created butterflies, which are a signature of Neiman Marcus.

On July 19, Neiman Marcus stores across the country partnered local nonprofit charities involved in the arts and helping children. Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale in the Galleria Mall partnered with Ranger Good Works, a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer programs and resources for local communities’ most under-resourced populations, to host a shopping event benefiting Dillard Elementary School. Performances took place by Dillard Elementary School students involved in the school groups IMPACT Girls and the D Phi E Stepping Eagles as well as dancers from the Fort Lauderdale Parks Department’s Kuumba Arts Dance Academy. Through Young At Art Museum, Dillard Elementary School students also created butterflies, which are a signature of Neiman Marcus.

TEAMWORK was Ranger Technical Resources’ word of the day this past Saturday at the Heart of Neiman Marcus event held in Fort Lauderdale. Throughout the store you could find our team members lending a helping hand to all of the guests who came out to support Ranger Good Works and Dillard Elementary School. With smiles on our faces, we all had a heartwarming story to share with others about why we enjoy supporting Dillard.

Neiman Marcus opened their doors just for us at 9am, an hour earlier then their usual store hours. This allowed us to connect with our members while doing something exciting, SHOPPING! Not only did the Ranger Tech and Ranger Good Works team raise money by selling over 100 tickets to the event, they put on their networking shoes and gained new community friends and partners!

Ten percent of ALL the merchandise sales were donated to a great cause, the start of an Art Program for 800 deserving Dillard students. Ranger Tech and Ranger Good Works suggested that day for everyone to shop till they dropped. At the end of the event, TEAMWORK really paid off! Neiman Marcus was so excited to share with us that our goal was exceeded and that Dillard Elementary School would be able to start their Art Program with an incredible amount of money!

CUDOS to Ranger Technical Resources and Ranger Good Works. We did it! WE made it happen because we all have a HEART!!

Ranger Good Works held an amazing event the Heart of Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. We are raising funds to support youth arts education.  Special Thanks to Maya Ezratti, Maxi Ezratti, Jessica Ezratti, Diana Morrison, Mindy Shrago, Luda Brioch, Bonnie Barnett and many others for supporting us!

Fort Lauderdale Named 2014 All America City

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All America City Title Awarded to Fort Lauderdale 2014

Fort Lauderdale is a great city and Ranger Technical Resources is proud to be included in the strategic plan to keep it that way! Victoria Ranger, President of Ranger Technical Resources and Ranger Good Works, was chosen to be a participant in Mayor Jack Seiler’s delegation to the National Civic League. She, along with an amazing delegation led by City Manager Lee Feldman, presented Fort Lauderdale’s story, which earned the city a place in history.

The City of Fort Lauderdale was named as one of ten cities, nationwide, to earn the distinction of 2014 All America City by the National Civic League. Click Here for more information.