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Directors Conference unites staff in service

Directors Conference unites staff in service

200 veterans receive thank you cards and 400 children have new learning tools

Service is the new standard at University of Phoenix staff events. On Nov. 30, employees from across the company met in Phoenix for the annual Directors Conference. Held at the Phoenix Convention Center, employees teamed up with HandsOn Greater Phoenix to complete three projects. At one station, staff wrote thank you cards for Arizona veterans. More than 250 cards were sent to the Arizona State Veterans Home of Phoenix — a 200-bed facility for honorably discharged veterans requiring skilled nursing care.

Volunteers also lent their skills at the math and literacy stations. They cut laminated images of pizzas into eighths and cut out fraction flash cards. At the literacy station, volunteers created Spool-A-Word tools by writing a series of pre-determined letters onto spools, which were then threaded onto wooden rods. These learning tools, totaling 240, will be donated to Balsz Elementary School and Brunson-Lee Elementary School. In this year alone, nearly 200 third-grade students in seven classrooms will use these tools to enhance their math and literacy skills.

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