National Service Day

Coca-Cola Scholars are passionately dedicated to serving others. To continue this tradition, Scholars hold a National Service Day, usually in April, to get together with other Scholars and Coca-Cola employees in their area and give back to their local communities.

Below is a recap of the National Service Day projects that took place this year. Over 300 Scholars pitched in across 10 cities!

  • In Atlanta, GA, the 250 new 2013 Scholars and 25-30 Scholar alums volunteered at 3 different sites collecting trash, removing invasive plants, and installing headstones on unmarked graves.
  • In Philadelphia, PA, four Coke Scholars volunteered with several Coca-Cola employees at Bache-Martin Elementary School, a neighborhood public school, to assist a greening and gardening project.
  • In Washington, D.C. eight Scholars and several children went to the Reagan National Airport to greet WWII veterans coming in to visit the WWII Memorial and Nation’s Capital.
  • In Chicago, IL, four Scholars got together to write letters to our troops to provide support and thank them for their service.
  • In San Francisco, CA, two Scholars volunteered with Dora Wong, who works in Public Affairs at Coca-Cola Refreshments, and some of her colleagues to clean up a section of Golden Gate Park.
  • In Los Angeles, CA, two scholars volunteered with local Coke employees cleaning a beach.
  • The Boston, MA, service project will be rescheduled due to rain.
  • In Durham, NC, eight Scholars volunteered with Hager Rand and Jean McGuire from Durham CCBC at SEEDS Garden alongside DIG (Durham Inner City Gardeners), a youth-driven, urban farming leadership development program that empowers teens to be good stewards of their community and the Earth.
  • In Houston, TX, four Scholars volunteered at Hermann Park with Project BlazingStar, a prairie restoration project.  Scholars worked with Texas Master Naturalist to remove and replace invasive vegetation with native, rescued prairie flowers and grasses.
  • Coke Scholars in New York City got together to beautify Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx.

Below are photos from some of these service events.

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

 

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Houston, TX

Houston, TX