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Florida Atlantic University & Dillard students

Our 2016 College Tour Program was off the charts this year!  Ranger Good Works  partnered with Florida Atlantic University – College of Education to give our students from Dillard Elementary an experience they will never forget.  Dillard Elementary Students Experienced College life for four days!

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Fifth grade students spent four days and three nights at the Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Campus.  The students had an opportunity to learn what it is like to be a college student staying in the dormitories, attending classes on campus and eating in the dining hall.  The professors and graduate students at FAU designed a special curriculum for our exceptional Dillard Elementary students.

The amazing Department of Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry created a program just for our students:  STEAM for Social Justice: using Inquiry Skills to Create Changes in Your World. The students were broken down into two groups and gave “Shark Tank Presentations” on June 3rd 2016.

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Students Presenting for Shark Tank

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Dr. Corey King, Vice President for Student Affairs gave a nice welcome to visitors there to witness the Pitches & Presentations from the students. The students presented their company and their product/service and fielded questions from the panel of sharks. Sharks included Tony Ash, James Engstrom, Ana Escuder, PHD, Whitney Rawls, and Chief Constance Stanley.

As a result of super team work headed by Dr. Traci P. Baxley, numerous FAU Faculty and students, 8 staff from Dillard Elementary headed by Mrs Angela Brown and funding from our Ranger Good Works donors, the event was an outstanding success!!!

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING RGW IN OUR MISSION TO PROVIDE THE BEST EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES POSSIBLE FOR THE DILLARD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS!

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Thank you! Career City 2016 was a true success at Dillard Elementary!

May 25, 2016

On behalf of Ranger Good Works, Dillard Elementary teachers, staff and students we would like to give all the Volunteers a ‘heartfelt thank you’ for your support of Career City 2016.
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Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. Each of you shared your time and talents with the children and what an outstanding job everyone did. The students really responded to each one of you and that is due to how patient you all are with them.  Your generosity and support exposed the children of Dillard Elementary to the wonderful professional possibilities awaiting them through hard work and studies.

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Thank you! Ranger Good Works Volunteer Captain Mary Krystoff

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We understand that you have many obligations and Ranger Good Works appreciates your being in attendance.

Your commitment of time, your energy and dedication to our Career City 2016 made it a HUGE success and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Watch your hard work in action. Click here to watch the Video of this years event.

Visit our Photo Gallery section to see photos from this event.

Visit our Video Gallery section to see the video from Career City 2016 and other exciting Ranger Good Works videos!

 
We look forward to seeing you next year for Career City 2017.  Thank You!

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Join us: Career City at Dillard Elementary is Wednesday, May 25, 2016

 

Please join Ranger Good Works in bringing the “city of Ft. Lauderdale” to the students of Dillard Elementary.  Students will see first hand 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 25, 2016  ~ 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 2015 Video

 

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54th Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Fort Lauderdale, FL

March, 2016 Ranger Good Works leadership Victoria Ranger and Angela Brown received recognition for their commitment to improve “the reality of life” for many school children in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the 54th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast presented by the National Christian Foundation South Florida.

Through the Ranger Good Works program, they rally business leaders and city officials to gorge public/private partnerships and join the struggle to improve our schools in underprivileged neighborhoods.  Their story of hope, determination, and commitment energizes audiences to engage in acts of kindness and generosity especially toward young students.

We feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful and caring community!

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Dillard Elementary 5th Graders will hear about Science, Technology & INDYCAR Racing!

Dillard Elementary 5th Grade Students to meet IndyCar Drivers Helio Castroneves and Gil de Ferran

Two of Indy Car’s most successful racing drivers and long-time friends, Gil de Ferran and Helio Castroneves, will head to Dillard Elementary School on 8th April to speak to the 5thGrade about their journey from being young ambitious kids in Brazil to success on the international motor racing scene.  The former Team Penske team mates will talk about the importance of science and math in racing and answer questions from the students.   There will then be an opportunity to pose in front of Castroneves’  Chevrolet Camaro Indy 500 pace car.

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INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 24:  Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Team Penske Dallara Honda, leads the field during the IRL IndyCar Series 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, 2009 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Helio Castroneves

INDIANAPOLIS – MAY 24: Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Team Penske Dallara Honda, leads the field during the IRL IndyCar Series 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, 2009 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Helio Castroneves

Known for his electric smile and enthusiasm, Helio Castroneves has driven and danced his way into the hearts and minds of people around the world.  He is a three-time Indianapolis 500 Champion (2001, 2002 and 2009) and the only race car driver to become a “Dancing with the Stars” Champion in 2007.  He has won a total of 30 races for Team Penske and has earned 45 poles in the IndyCar series placing him fourth on the all-time list.  Castroneves will soon be starting his 17th year with Team Penske with the first race on 13thMarch in St Petersburg, FL.

Champions to speak to 5th Grade students at Dillard Elementary

Champions to speak to 5th Grade students at Dillard Elementary

Gil de Ferran has been successful in every area of international motorsport over the past 25 years, from his on-track racing, team ownership and managerial skills to his media and broadcasting work and aptitude for mechanical and technical development.  De Ferran is a double IndyCar Champion (2000 and 2001) and 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner.  The accomplished Brazilian still holds the World Closed Course Speed record set in Fontana, California in 2000.  He retired from IndyCar racing in 2003 leaving on a high by winning his last race at Texas.

 

 

Science, Technology & Indycar Racing is presented to Dillard Elementary School by Ranger Good Works as a part of the Community Exposure Program and STEM Focus.

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Victoria Ranger and Angela Brown “Life Work Leadership Compassion Tour 2016”

Compassion Tour – Victoria Ranger and Angela Brown presented to the Life Work Leadership class of 2016.

Ranger Technical Resources and Dillard Elementary School were selected by the City of Ft. Lauderdale’s City Manager Lee Feldman as the City’s choice to be used as an influential Case Study within their Compassion Tour for the Lifework Leadership of South Florida.  On January 8, 2016 Ms. Ranger and Ms. Brown presented the Ranger Good Works program to over 122 business leaders and city officials describing how the partnership between the public and private sector has made a positive change by altering the direction of the school.  Dillard Elementary is a Broward County Public School, part of the largest school district in the United States.

District 5 School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood shared with the attendees the fact that Ms. Brown had received the Prestigious Caliber Award as “Principal of the Year” for Broward County in April 2015.  Ms. Brown acknowledged Ms. Ranger’s contribution and together they received a standing ovation for their work in the community.

“The Compassion Tour was intended to engage people’s hearts, provide them with a window to become aware of actual needs within the community and inspire them to become involved!”  Amanda Forman, Program Director said “our mission was accomplished, the Ranger-Dillard story and what the team is doing is truly inspiring.”

Ms. Ranger and Ms. Brown’s shared goals are to raise awareness of the “reality of life” for a number of school children in Fort Lauderdale. They continue to encourage those within the community to realize that any act of kindness by one individual to another, especially to children, can make a difference in the world of a child.  They asked those in attendance to be generous and have the courage to lead others by helping any school with their students. There is great opportunity throughout the city of Ft. Lauderdale and everywhere in the United States to provide students with a better educational experience.

Our words of the day…..Compassion, Love and Give… To be continued!

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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.

 

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Hour of Code – In Action – Dillard Elementary School

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Ranger Good Works Presents Hour of Code 2015

VOLUNTEERS  Needed at Dillard Elementary School Thursday, December 10, 2015

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.

Ranger Good Works presents: HOUR OF CODE 2015 

We are preparing for Computer Science Education Week and plan to create a fan-tas-tech event for 2015!

A community partner initiative with Ranger Technical Resources, Citrix Systems, Nova SouthEastern University, Broward College, Merrill Lynch and others.
Once again, Ranger Technical Resources & Ranger Good Works are recruiting friends and community partners to help educate over 800 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 Thursday, December 10, 2015.

  • Responsibilities include:  Sit in two conference calls prior to the Hour of Code at Dillard Elementary.
  • Show up onsite one hour 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
8:30AM Volunteers arrive and meet
8:45AM Go to designated locations – Ready Hour of Code
9:00AM – 10:00AM Start Hour of Code in the classrooms
10:15AM Wrap up
10:30AM Volunteers depart

This experience will continue to fill the students treasure chest full of great life experiences. Three years ago 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. Over 49 million students around the world participated. As a technology solutions company Ranger Technical Resources contributed by sending mentors to local schools and sponsored an Hour of Code at our corporate office for 40 students.
In 2014 we expanded. 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 2015 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 Thursday, December 10th. Click here to sign up.  Thank you for your continued support!

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Holiday Giving Donate

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Special Initiative November through January – holiday giving – Please donate today!

Ranger Good Works is collecting donations to help supply 1000 students with care packages for the holidays.  Food, clothing, hygiene products, toys and books are needed.

We are painfully aware of the need that exists through the student population at Dillard Elementary.  Join us in aiding those in need during the holiday months.  Ranger Good Works will give gift baskets during Thanksgiving as well as food and gifts during the Christmas and Hanukah celebration times.  We are not a food bank, but we certainly know where we can guide you in your giving.  We’ve established a giving fund and a donation drop off for this time.  The appropriate people at the school will assist in distribution.

Drop off: Ranger Technical Resources

805 East Broward Boulevard

Second floor

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  33301

Too busy to drop off?   Donate here.

Do you have someone on your giving list that has everything? The perfect gift can be a tribute in their name.  Donate to honor a person of your choice and we will send a thank you Christmas/Holiday note on your behalf.  It’s easy to do, but will be priceless for those who will be assisted with the funds. Give a tribute.

You may send a check to:

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RE: Holiday Funding

805 East Broward Boulevard

Second Floor

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

 

Please help us by donating goods or funds today.  Our volunteers will be happy to go out and spend your donation dollars on items needed for the school.  Click here and we will do the rest!

Ranger Good Works will be happy to recognize you or your foundation on a recognition page for this fund. Give a brief message you would like to display.

 

 

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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.