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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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Hour of Code 2015

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.

 

 

 

Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary

Literacy Night Dillard Elementary sponsored by Ranger Good Works

A majority of Dillard’s students are entering kindergarten lacking reading readiness skills.  Very few parents read to their children and they rarely visit the library. Dillard Elementary is providing multiple strategies to close the literacy gap.

Build-a-Home Library is once again the theme for this year literacy’s initiative.  This is a school wide/family/engagement initiative for all students from prekindergarten through fifth grade.  This literacy initiative is specially designed to foster literacy independence in young children and to bridge the literacy deficit gap from school to home by giving each child their first book to begin a personalized home library.

What’s needed: 
$2,500.00 or the following items:

  • Books New or Used
  • Educational Material
  • Halloween Costumes (total of 50 sizes from 3T, 4T, 5, 6)

Click donate to assist us in purchasing books and costumes for the children. Imagine – with your donation they will be lucky to have one or two books in their home.

Donations are needed before October 28th, 2015

Kimberly Brearey Volunteer Ranger Good Works

Volunteer Ranger Good Works

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A big thank you goes out to Kimberly Brearey for assisting the Ranger Good Works website team update our site! We appreciate her for volunteering her time to our cause.

Join us! Volunteer Ranger Good Works!

click here to Volunteer

Sofia Bates Volunteer

 

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Sophia Bates joins Ranger Good Works

Ranger Good Works welcomes Sofia Bates, as Social Media Coordinator!

Sofia Bates Joins Ranger Good Works Social Media Coordinator! Sofia is generously donating her time and is committed to making history for us doing social media during the 2015-2016 school year.

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Dillard Elementary School Welcomes the 2015-16 School Year – Miami Heat Style!

THE MIAMI HEAT WENT “BACK TO SCHOOL” AT DILLARD ELEMENTARY

Amar’e Stoudemire & HEAT Staff Distributed School Supplies & Gifts to Students

The Miami HEAT kicked off the 2015-16 school year in Broward County by welcoming back the students and teachers at Dillard Elementary School today. HEAT player Amar’e Stoudemire along with HEAT mascot, Burnie, and Uptown Dale hosted a pep rally at the school and distributed backpacks and other school supplies. Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, Florida State District 31 Senator, Christopher L. Smith, Vice Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale and District 3 Commissioner, Robert L. McKinzie, Florida State District 94, Representative Bobby B. Dubose as well as caring School Board Members and Victoria Ranger from Ranger Good Works were in attendance. The HEAT selected Dillard Elementary School because of its great academic accomplishments and the strong support it receives from the community and dedicated staff. Under the leadership of Principal Angela Brown, winner of the 2015 Broward County Public Schools Caliber Award for Principal of the Year, Dillard Elementary School has increased enrollment by 100% in three years to over 800 students in 2014-15. Dillard Elementary was also recently removed from the lowest 100 performing school list in the State of Florida, as academic growth was shown in all the areas of reading, math and science. The school has also created a variety of beneficial programs for their students, including a program giving students the opportunity to tour major universities and mentoring programs ensuring that students receive the skills needed for their future. *We look forward to another exciting school year at Dillard Elementary. Log in to the Portal to view some great photos of the fun. Visit our website to see ways you can help support the tremendous effort at Dillard Elementary School. www.rangergoodworks.org We at Ranger and the students thank you!

RGW partners with Fat Village Center for the Arts

Dillard Student at Fat Village

Dillard Student at Fat Village

Ranger Good Works proudly sponsors an up and coming artist from Dillard Elementary School.   During the Community Reception and the official unveiling of a collaborative student mural project at FAT Village Art District a competition was held at the Fat Village Center for the Arts. One lucky child was awarded a scholarship for the summer art program. In an effort to aid in keeping children engaged in after school programs and foster creativity from them RGW has made a commitment to give scholarships.  To participate or donate to the summer arts scholarship program contact us.