At Crescent, we recognize the importance of promoting healthy communities in which to live and work. The heart of this commitment to the community is FACES of Change® a unique adopt-a-school program we began in 1997.
Through this program, our properties are partnered with local elementary schools that serve at-risk students and families. FACES of Change partnerships bring our employees, customers and business partners together to provide volunteer time, financial and in-kind gifts to partner schools. Since its inception, FACES of Change partnerships have generated more than $2.3 million in funding, services and supplies for 80 elementary schools partnered with our properties nationwide.
Crescent also sponsors the Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence which recognizes outstanding classroom teachers in the Fort Worth Independent School District. Each year, Chairs from designated subject areas are named by a selection committee that reviews extensive applications, interviews and teaching demonstrations to make their decisions. Each Chair is awarded a $5,000 honorarium and is encouraged to pursue further education and training as well as share knowledge and expertise with colleagues. Since beginning its participation in 2005, we have contributed $55,000 to Teaching Excellence.
“The workforce of tomorrow depends upon our ability to produce adults capable of making real contributions to our economy. FACES of Change is helping students become productive adults by providing assistance and support outside the realm of what the school district can provide. Helping children become more successful in school and in life – there is no greater reward.”
John Goff, 2011