BOSTON--Oct. 10, 2013--The Boston Celtics and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) t teamed up with the Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury on Tuesday for a day of service and community engagement. The Celtics family joined one hundred HMH volunteers, including CEO Linda Zecher and members of the senior leadership team. They read with students and brightened the school environment by painting colorful murals, planting gardens and building benches.
The day culminated with an exciting all-school pep rally featuring Celtics Guard Courtney Lee and Celtics Legend Cedric Maxwell, with appearances by the Celtics dancers and Mascot Lucky. Guest speakers from both organizations discussed the importance and meaning of education with the school’s 400 students, grades K-5, who all received Celtics gear and HMH books to bring home.
“Today we had a lot of fun volunteering with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and reading to the students,” Lee said. “These students feel very special that their school was chosen for these improvements and were impressed by the teamwork from everyone involved.”