GE Community Service Day celebrates 20 years of service to MPS students

2,500 GE employees volunteered for Community Service Day at 17 MPS  and 4 Waukesha schools, prepping classrooms and sprucing up school grounds for the first day of school on September 2. It is the largest single-day GE volunteering event in the world.

GE Community Service Day began 20 years ago when a group of GE employees volunteered to paint and prep MPS’ Clarke Street School. In the 20 years since, more than 80 MPS schools have benefited from GE’s generous volunteer spirit. This year, volunteers painted murals, playground maps and classrooms; planted perennials and spread mulch; and helped teachers prep their classrooms for the first day of school.

“GE is a true community partner. To have such a large group of employee volunteers help at our schools is proof of that commitment,” MPS Acting Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said.

Community Service Day is part of GE’s broad collaboration with MPS, which includes the GE Foundation’s five-year $20.4 million Developing Futures grant to MPS.