T3 engineers and family members volunteered their time and energy to construct an outdoor classroom for the Main Street Child Development Center in Fairfax, Virginia. T3 is committed to being a good citizen within the City of Fairfax by supporting local businesses and helping our neighbors.
The Main Street Child Development Center is a nonprofit organization located in the City of Fairfax that provides high-quality and comprehensive early childhood education to children regardless of their financial circumstances. The Center's Executive Director, Carol Lieske, had a vision for building an outdoor classroom, and since learning of it last summer, T3 has worked to help her bring her sketch to life.
T3 has been supporting this organization for over 10 years with financial contributions by both the company and individual staff members, participating in their annual Secret Santa program, and by volunteering to teach English to adults in an evening program. We are thrilled to continue our support by providing skills and labor to complete this building project.
Our crew of volunteers included Cerasela Cristei who spearheaded and managed the effort, Ed Pineda, Francisco Cascante, Liang Hu (Liam) Tan, and Omran El Khatib. Omran's wife, Lindsey, also joined the effort, as did Liam's dad, Liming Tan. The Center had a fence constructed by City forces to surround the outdoor space chosen just outside the development center office building. This location allows easy access by children and allows them to enjoy nature while learning in a semi-formal, outdoor setting.