Twenty Years of Community Partnerships: A Celebration of Success

After twenty years of partnering with local businesses and organizations, Lynchburg City School’s Partners In Education (PIE) are reflecting on their hard work. Mr. Nat Marshall gave the keynote address during PIE’s annual recognition program at Lynchburg College. During his speech Mr. Marshall reflected on the partnerships made throughout the 20 years – using a power point and picture presentation to illustrate the great work of the partners.

The Partners in Education program is a joint venture between the Lynchburg City Schools and the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. The program is designed to create linkages between the school system and area businesses, organizations and institutions. Twenty years after its inception, the program has created 240 long lasting partnerships.

This year many partnerships were recognized for their commitment to our schools. The following companies and groups were honored for their loyalty through Master Partnerships:

FIRST YEAR
Center for Advanced Engineering & Research – Heritage High / E. C.  Glass High
Challenged Sports – Heritage High
Country Cookin’ (Timberlake Road) – Division Level
Couples & Kids – Amelia Pride Center
First Citizens Bank – R. S. Payne Elementary
Genworth Financial – Heritage High / E. C.  Glass High
Lynchburg Elks Lodge #321 – Division Level
Lynchburg Fire Department, Station #1-Shift B – R. S. Payne Elementary
Lynchburg Police Department Investigations Unit – R. S. Payne Elementary
Recycle Easy – Paul Munro Elementary
Rise Up Climbing – Dunbar Middle

FIFTH YEAR
AMF Lynchburg Lanes – Sandusky Middle
Home Depot – Heritage Elementary
Lynchburg College-Center for Community Development & Social Justice – Amelia Pride Center
Lynchburg Valley Scottish Rite – Hutcherson E. L. C.
Region 2000 Tech Council – Heritage High / E. C.  Glass High
Sam’s Club #6458 – Division Level
Walmart #1350 – Division Level

TENTH YEAR
Barnes & Noble – Bass Elementary
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – Elementary Schools
Kid’s Haven – E. C. Glass High / Sandusky Middle
Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg – T. C. Miller Elementary / Bass Elementary
Kroger (Wards Road) – Perrymont Elementary
Lynchburg Education Association – Division Level
Lynchburg Fire Department Station # 6—Shift A – Sandusky Middle
McDonald’s (Timberlake Road) – Heritage Elementary
New Dearington Baptist Church – Dearington Elementary
Putt-Putt Golf & Games – Bass Elementary
The Dance Theatre of Lynchburg – T. C. Miller Elementary / Dunbar Middle

FIFTEENTH YEAR
High Peak Sportswear – T. C. Miller Elementary
Hill City Master Gardeners – Elementary Schools
Pepsi Bottling Group – Heritage High
Westover Dairy – T. C. Miller Elementary

TWENTIETH YEAR
Allied Waste Systems (BFI) – Bedford Hills Elementary
Areva (French School) – Linkhorne Elementary
Lynchburg College – Division Level
Lynchburg Dental Society – E. C. Glass High
Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce – Division Level
Machine Trades Advisory Committee – E. C. Glass High
Wachovia Bank – R. S. Payne Elementary

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