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09/01/17

SEI -Thank You for Enriching the Lives of our Students in so Many Ways

After the students made dozens of scarves that SEI will include in care packages for a local homeless shelter, the students created scarves (modeled above) to take home.

After the students made dozens of scarves that SEI will include in care packages for a local homeless shelter, the students created scarves (modeled above) to take home.

SEI continues to enhance the learning experience of students at Children’s Village.  Most recently, SEI hosted a class of our school-age students for an afternoon visit to SEI’s Oaks campus.  Students tapped their creativity by participating in the production of a video and designing and assembling ‘stained glass’ artwork using colorful tissue paper.  A tour of contemporary artwork from SEI’s renowned West Collection opened students’ eyes to artistic expression’s many forms.

Using tissue paper, students create ‘stained glass’ art work.

Using tissue paper, students create ‘stained glass’ art work.

After the students enjoyed a range of activities and pizza lunch, they then benefited from a hands-on lesson in “paying it forward.”  As SEI’s Marla Carson,  Workforce Development, who coordinated the trip, explained to the students, “SEI cares about the community and we share our resources with students and families at Children’s Village.  We are now giving you the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ by making a special gift for those in need.” Students helped create dozens of fleece scarves, which SEI will include in a care package for a local hospice.  To the students’ delight, Ms. Carson then invited the students to make a scarf to take home.

Thanks to SEI, students will also arrive ‘back to school’ with an array of much-needed school supplies and teachers will have gift cards for classroom items, purchased with funds from SEI’s employee raffle.  SEI’s fundraising and volunteer activities are coordinated through SEI Cares, a grassroots, employee-run organization encouraging philanthropy. Children’s Village is honored to serve as a SEI Cares partner organization and applauds Ms. Carson’s many efforts.  Children’s Village is also proud that SEI’s Karen A. Supinski, Workforce Development, serves as a member of our Board of Directors. Ms. Supinski coordinated the successful raffle.

“The students’ experience at SEI allows them to see a real-world professional environment and helps them gain new perspective on careers.  Of course, they also have a lot of fun and always return from the trip smiling.  SEI is a wonderful friend to Children’s Village.  SEI’s financial contribution is only one facet of its dedication.  We are grateful for SEI’s employees’ volunteer service and incredible enrichment opportunities that SEI continues to provide to our students,” says Mary Graham, Children’s Village, Executive Director.

To learn more about SEI commitment to the community, visit www.SEIC.com .
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Art educator Julia Staples leads the students on a tour of select contemporary artworks from SEI’s West Collection, including Sam Van Aken’s “Tree of Forty Fruits.”

Art educator Julia Staples leads the students on a tour of select contemporary artworks from SEI’s West Collection, including Sam Van Aken’s “Tree of Forty Fruits.”

SEI Cares volunteer Terri Walton lends a hand as students focus on creating scarves for a local hospice.

SEI Cares volunteer Terri Walton lends a hand as students focus on creating scarves for a local hospice.

SEI Cares volunteer Eric Boyer helps students cut the fleece for the scarves.

SEI Cares volunteer Eric Boyer helps students cut the fleece for the scarves.

Students get up close to Yong Ho Ji’s “Sharks.”
Students get up close to Yong Ho Ji’s “Sharks.”

One of our students takes a moment to thank SEI’s Karen Supinski, a Children’s Village Board member. Karen helped coordinate an employee raffle, which raise funds for school supplies.

One of our students takes a moment to thank SEI’s Karen Supinski, a Children’s Village Board member. Karen helped coordinate an employee raffle, which raise funds for school supplies.

Our students enjoyed a wonderful field trip, thanks to SEI’s Marla Carson and some very special helpers-- her three daughters.

Our students enjoyed a wonderful field trip, thanks to SEI’s Marla Carson and some very special helpers– her three daughters.

 
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