On May 11, 2013 nearly 400 Mountain View-based Synopsys employees, their families and friends, and community volunteers refurbished Horace Cureton Elementary School in San Jose as part of the company’s first Global Volunteer Week.
Working with City Year’s Care Force team, volunteers as young as three years old were divided into small teams to work on specific projects including building picnic tables and benches, replacing kickball walls and painting murals and inspirational quotes throughout the school. Nearly 2,400 volunteer hours transformed Cureton Elementary for the 520 kindergarten to 5th grade students that attend, brightening their learning environment and letting them know the community believes in their potential.
Front of the school before and after- a colorful mural now welcomes kids to school.
Garden before and after- planter boxes and benches added to create an outdoor classroom