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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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Diana Morrison and Luda Broich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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Ranger Good Works Hour of Code

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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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

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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!

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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.

Ranger Good Works – FAT Village Community Reception & Mural Unveiling Event

 

Ranger Good Works - FAT Village Community Reception & Mural Unveiling Event

 

FAT Village and Ranger Good Works partner for Dillard Elementary and the City of Ft. Lauderdale
The City of Ft. Lauderdale is an official “All America City” title holder. It is Ranger Good Works’ pleasure to lend a hand when called upon and ask for help from the community to support our youth. We are planning an event to showcase just how big our city’s heart is by painting a mural in the FAT Village Art District (downtown Ft. Lauderdale). The mural will be painted by a local artist and several students from Dillard’s Art Program and will be unveiled during the reception. You’re invited to share this experience with us and enjoy live entertainment, performances from Dillard and much more. This event is free and open to the public, therefore, invite your friends and family!

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Fort Lauderdale Mural at FAT Village and Ranger Good Works

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