Teaneck, N.J. (April 12, 2017) – Founded in 1970, Earth Day has become a globally celebrated holiday centered on education around environmental issues. Employees from Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, celebrated Earth Day early by revitalizing the Teaneck Creek Conservancy Park on Wednesday morning. This is the third consecutive year Kumon organized the clean-up with the Conservancy, which is within walking distance of the company’s headquarters. Nearly 50 Kumon employees and community volunteers rolled up their sleeves to pull weeds and clean up trash across the 46 acre park.
“As a company dedicated to children, we’re committed to improving the quality of life for current and future generations,” said Matthew Lupsha, Manager, Office of the President at Kumon North America. Lupsha, who also serves as an advisor to the company’s Green Team added, “We are honored to gather once again to help preserve the beautiful grounds of the Teaneck Creek Park.”
Today’s revitalization of the park also included adding a new wooden bench to the grounds, donated by Kumon North America. Kumon employees spent the morning setting it up while others helped community volunteers with weed removal, mulching, and trash clean up.
“The Conservancy is thankful for great neighbors like Kumon,” said Alexa Marques, Executive Director of Teaneck Creek Conservancy. “We appreciate the service to our community and the environment through this volunteer day and the donation of our new bench.”
A true community effort, the Bergen County Clean Communities program supported the day’s efforts by providing gloves, pickers, and garbage bags for Kumon and local volunteers. One of Kumon’s core values is to fulfill its responsibility and obligation in regard to solving global environmental problems. Learn more about Kumon’s commitment to the environment.
About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. As a comprehensive program, Kumon serves children in preschool through high school. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Kumon has more than four million students studying at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 49 countries and regions. The company’s North American headquarters is located in Teaneck, N.J.
About Teaneck Creek Conservancy:
The Teaneck Creek Conservancy, a Bergen County Park, is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to the reclamation and protection of the Teaneck Creek watershed. Since 2001, the TCC has been working hard to transform once-neglected parkland into a place of natural beauty. In a unique collaboration between public and non-profit partners, and hundreds of hours of sweat equity, these 46 acres have been transformed into a small urban paradise complete with almost two miles of groomed trails, an Outdoor Classroom for learning, and even a Peace Labyrinth for quiet reflection. More information about the TCC can be found at www.teaneckcreek.org.