Hands On Schools | Media Room

The Media Room contains links to news clips and articles covering past and future Hands On Schools projects.

Extreme School Makeover: Manual High

Denver High School Gets Face-Lift and Second Chance
Aug. 20, 2007
Homes aren't the only structures in need of extreme makeovers — sometimes schools need a face-lift, too. For one Denver high school, it's back to school and back to life.
Once a model of educational excellence and community, Manual High School fell on hard times.   More   Affiliate: Metro Volunteers Denver   Source: ABC News

Hands On Schools launches Atlanta and Denver projects

Aug. 10, 2007
Hands On Schools, a school revitalization program that will reestablish schools as the focal point of the community, today launches with projects in Atlanta and Denver.
‚Ä®With support from founding partner The Home Depot, thousands of volunteers will transform 100 school communities over the next two years.   More   Affiliate: N/A   Source: ExecDigital August News

Manual Rebuild

Aug. 8, 2007
Volunteers are working very hard to rebuild a Denver school that is set to reopen this fall. Manual High closed for one year after declining enrollment and failing test scores called for a major change at one of Denver’s oldest institutions.   More   Affiliate: Metro Volunteers   Source: 9 News

SCAD teams with Hands On Schools to help transform 100 school communities

Aug. 6, 2007
On Aug. 9 students and faculty members from the Savannah College of Art and Design will join Hands On Schools in Atlanta to kick off an innovative revitalization program that will provide a replicable model for parents and community members to use in order to stimulate positive change in their schools.   More   Affiliate: N/A   Source: Savannah College of Art & Design

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Volunteers Come Out For School Renovations
Aug. 9, 2007
500 volunteers from Home Depot, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Savannah College of Art & Design brave the heat today. A CBS 46 photographer shows us how they spruced up a school near the Georgia Dome.
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