June 23, 2012 – Synopsys' renovation of Lee Mathson Middle School kicked off with one powerful question: "Is Synopsys ready to serve?"
“Synopsys is always ready!” rang back across the school’s quad on a Saturday morning in June. More than 500 executive staff, employees, family and friends of Synopsys, all clad in purple t-shirts emblazoned with the “Chip In – Make an Impact” slogan, rallied with members of the local community for a day of service. The goal: to physically transform a school from plain to inspirational in an underserved area in San Jose.
The day began with a brief formal program during which California Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren spoke about the importance of corporate involvement in the community. She encouraged more corporations to get involved with the community, suggesting that “if every corporation in our community did what Synopsys did, we would have a much better community.”
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed spoke about some of the challenges that face the students of Lee Mathson. Lee Mathson Principal Jacqueline Montejano described improvements the school has made in its curriculum and attendance during the past year. She emphasized how enhancing the school’s physical environment will further engender creativity, optimism and pride in its students.