Concourse Village School

Seventy-five American Securities volunteers spent the day at Concourse Village Elementary School in the South Bronx to provide a facelift and ready it to welcome 300 students for the 2013-2014 school year.

The group split up into smaller teams to complete a series of projects throughout the school, including packing welcome bags for families whose children attend the school, organizing the book room, gardening, and completing numerous painting projects. Armed with paint brushes, rollers, and a bright palette of colors, we tackled two Pre-K classrooms, the first-floor classroom heaters and cabinets, inspirational canvas murals to hang up around the school, and murals on the entrance door to welcome the students and on the Principal’s office door.

Concourse Village Elementary School hosted Pre-K through Second grade students for 2013-2014. It replaced a failing public school that is being phased out due to poor performance, and provides a new administration and teaching foundation. Over time, it will entirely replace the failing school for Pre-K through Fifth grade.


Our Giving Back report debuted in 2011 as a testament to how those of us at American Securities, and our portfolio companies, live our value of Giving Back.