The hallways of Franklin D. Roosevelt High School are now much quieter than they were a month ago. Students are taking a break from lessons and lectures as they enjoy the summer months. Though, when they return, their hallways, gyms, and outdoor spaces will be more beautiful than when they left thanks to the partnership of City Year and the Celanese Foundation. On May 29th, nearing the end of the school year, Celanese employees visited Roosevelt to paint the hallways and gyms, plant gardens, and build picnic tables to create a more welcoming environment for the students when they return.

Celanese is proud to be City Year Dallas’s founding national partner. Each year, City Year sends highly trained AmeriCorps members into high-poverty urban schools to work full-time with students as tutors, mentors, and role models. The Celanese Foundation supports City Year’s work in Dallas schools and will continue to engage Celanese employees in more school-based projects like the City Year Service Day. The Celanese Foundation is excited to invest in a non-profit organization like City Year, which truly believes in improving the world one student at a time.

Watch this video to hear students, City Year members, and Celanese employees talk about the impact City Year is already making in Dallas.