“Public education is the backbone to the success and growth of the energy industry,” shares Steven Silvers, Corporate Communications Manager of Noble Energy. One of the many reasons Noble Energy in partnership with the Denver Broncos visited three DPS schools days for a day of service which included backpack stuffing, campus beautification and an ice cream social with students and families.
Thanks to generous financial and volunteer support from Noble Energy and the Denver Broncos over 1000 DPS elementary students from Smith Renaissance School of the Arts, CMS Community School and Whittier ECE-8 School started school this week with a brand new backpack filled with school supplies needed for a successful year.
“The Denver Broncos unite all types of community organizations and businesses with unique partnerships and service projects across the city of Denver,” shares Denver Broncos employee Kellie Sciacca. Each week, Sciacca, Partnership Activation & Services Coordinator and her team work with over 150 businesses and organizations around Denver.
Ben Dillon, Noble Energy employee reminisced on his childhood memories while at the event, “Today while I was stuffing backpacks I was reminded how excited I used to get when I got new school supplies. I am just so glad we are able to be here today to provide students with the tools they need to be equipped to learn. Noble Energy has a vested interest in serving DPS because it’s critical that we feed our talent pipeline of students who are interested in the energy business for years to come.
Denver is our neighborhood, we plan to be here for years to come and we want a strong Colorado workforce. Denver Public Schools is the core component of that formula. The student body of Smith, CMS and Whittier are the future of our workforce; the student body is the profile of our workforce in 2020 and beyond. We want DPS students to show an interest in math and science and have the programs that will encourage and support them to explore and understand technical careers. National studies show that kids are running way from these subjects and that is why Noble Energy has this strategic partnership with DPS and the Denver Broncos.”
Karen Mortimer at Whittier was overjoyed with the turnout, “Today was fantastic! We had an amazing turnout of families – far exceeding my imagination. It was really very meaningful to see all the families coming and sharing their excitement about getting back to school. The teachers were incredibly grateful for the volunteers – they were so, so impressed with them and their helpful spirits.”
Dillon, VP of Communications & Government Relations, Silvers, and the entire Noble Energy and Denver Broncos staff look forward to a long term relationship with DPS and the DPS Foundation. Read more about the work of Noble Energy and Denver Broncos:
The DPS Foundation depends on committed partnerships to double down on the progress happening in DPS. Thank you Denver Broncos and Noble Energy for your partnership! Interested in learning how your business or organization can partner with a DPS school? Read more about our School Partners program here.