Tornado warnings did not keep over 70 volunteers from 13 partner organizations and our 6 Mid-Atlantic Board members away from Roosevelt High School in NW Washington DC.

The team, which collectively educated approximately 650 students from grades 9 through 12, consisted of volunteers from the following companies:

Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, E*TRADE, BB&T, Women in Housing and Finance, Department of Treasury (OCC), Capital One, George Washington University School of Business – MBA students, National Association of Black Accountants – Metro DC Chapter, First American, Republic Capital Access, and CB Richard Ellis.

There was much excitement from both the students and the volunteers.  At the beginning of the day, the volunteers were treated to a light breakfast prepared by Chef Monroe and his students in the culinary arts program at Roosevelt.  In addition, Chef Monroe and the students also provided smoothies to the volunteers on their way back to work. We are all looking forward to returning to Roosevelt High School next year!

Below is a testimonial from Roosevelt High teacher Brynna Larsen, who sent us a letter of appreciation following the workshop.

I just wanted to extend my gratitude to each of you for your presentations to my classes last week.  The students very much appreciated the interactive nature of your presentations.  In particular, they liked learning about the stock market.  Erick mentioned investing again today and he was so inspired that he even came to school wearing a tie on Friday!

We really appreciate that you took the time to come in and share your expertise with us.  It’s really important that students are exposed to professionals from different fields.  I hope you’ll decide to come back to Roosevelt again in the future.  Thank you again.