Navy Yard Businesses Come Through Big in Back-to-School Supply Drive for Local Elementary School
The Navy Yard business community came together to support a local elementary school with a back-to-school supply drive during August to support the incoming kindergarten class at F. Amedee Bregy Elementary School, Bregy for short, in South Philadelphia.
The Navy Yard Engagement Committee, a collection of representatives from Navy Yard businesses whose goal is to plan community events and programs, organized the drive and placed collection bins around the Navy Yard campus. The drive resulted in more than two dozen boxes of notebooks, crayons, colored pencils, erasers, dry-erase markers, supply boxes, bookbags, hand sanitizer, bleach wipes, and other items being collected.
Being part of the Navy Yard includes access to a diverse business community that offers opportunities not just for growth, but also initiatives to foster civic and corporate engagement in the community. One of the key areas of Navy Yard community engagement is focused on education, and in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia, the Navy Yard adopted the Bregy with the goal of supporting, collaborating, and facilitating opportunities for the students in order to reach their full potential.
Bregy is a historic school located in the Marconi Plaza neighborhood of South Philadelphia, and is one of three public elementary schools located in the Navy Yard’s catchment. With a focus on academics, technology, the arts, science and social skills, Bregy provides access to the latest technology across all grades K through 8.