Most parents wish that art and music could be part of their children’s education. But school budgets have often eliminated these important and enriching subjects.
It’s no surprise that Pompano Beach Elementary Principal Shezette Blue-Small was thrilled to change that equation thanks to the unexpected support from a member of the business community.
She says, “When private corporations like Grover Corlew’s make contributions to our school, we can provide a more meaningful learning experience to children who otherwise would not have these expansive opportunities. We hope to see the new art program flourish and become an integral part of the school’s every day curriculum.”
Pompano Beach-based real estate investment group Grover Corlew donated $1,500 to assist the school’s new art program that began this year.
Partner Anuj Grover said, “We are passionate about education, art and the community so when we were presented with the opportunity to support this program we were thrilled to help. In our business we strive to create better and beautiful city environments from this type of grass-roots inspiration.
Blue-Smith kicked off the celebration during a school dinner. She welcomed students, families, Grover Corlew and introduced Linda Cristantello, Pompano Beach Elementary School art teacher.
Students took the spotlight with their pictures of what Pompano Beach might look like in the future.
Mayor Lamar Fisher and Broward County School Board Chair, Nora Rupert were on hand, along with other supporters of enhanced educational opportunities.
The school’s new art program offers students the chance to experience art as part of their regular studies and also gives them the chance to be part of an after-school art club where they will learn new techniques. Mark Corlew said, “Private investments are needed in our community to build on the momentum already underway through various city projects. Adding art to this school’s curriculum is a reminder that positive and enriching education is an important component to the city’s overall revitalization efforts.
About Grover Corlew
Grover Corlew is a teal estate investment management group focused on acquiring, developing and operating retail and multi-family properties across the Southeast United States.
With offices in South Florida, Orlando and Atlanta., the company provides in-house asset management and property management services.
Grover Corlew is an active developer with in-house expertise and strategic relationships with tenants and local developers throughout the Southeast U.S.