WHAT: C.S.X. employees, City Year’s Care Force and members of the community will renovate the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Forest Heights Center in Gulfport, Miss. Volunteers will install a picket fence for safety, build garden beds, and paint murals to enhance the center.
WHEN: Saturday, March 29th 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club Forest Heights
4715 Illinois Ave.
Gulfport, MS 39501
WHY: C.S.X. is a longtime supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and has sponsored service days at local Clubs throughout the country. C.S.X. also has strong ties to the state of Mississippi. The company operates facilities in Gulfport and Pascagoula, and maintains more than 130 miles of track. C.S.X. is committed to improving local communities and supporting its neighbors in the Gulf Coast.
C.S.X., based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. C.S.X. created Beyond Our Rails as an extension of our organization – displaying our commitment to Safety, Community, the Environment and Wellness through grassroots volunteerism and focused corporate giving – actively engaging employees and non-profit organizations in programs and initiatives designed to make the world a better place.
About Our Partners
City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization, founded in 1988, that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. In 23 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after-school programs.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs provides a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity.