Happenings: 5.24.17

the magic house
The hands-on learning museum celebrated International Children’s Book Day with a workshop to create pocket-sized books from recycled materials (pictured above). The event was part of the Visiting Artists Series held once a month, when children are invited to work alongside professional artists.

Jason McClelland, Allison Twaits, Rene Cope

Boeing raised $50,000 for the American Cancer Society, supporting the organization’s mission to find a cure. Employees also attended awareness events on campus and volunteered at the society’s Hope Lodge.

norwood award
Harris Frank (pictured standing) received this year’s Norwood Award for his volunteer work at Bethesda Health Group for senior living. Harris partnered with Washington University to create a program entitled Computer Comfort, in which business school students serve as technology tutors for interested seniors. Now, more than 200 Bethesda community residents can e-mail, text and surf the web.

kipp st. louis public schools
KIPP hosted its fourth annual Champions for Education Breakfast to celebrate its first class of students heading to college this fall. KIPP schools, started in 2009, offer high-performance curricula to prepare children in underserved areas for higher education.

The nonprofit celebrated the grand opening of its Bessie T. Draper Early Head Start and Pregnant Women’s Center in Florissant. The center offers services to support healthy pregnancies and facilitate post-delivery care.