Quarles & Brady’s Phoenix office volunteers time at Capitol School fall celebration

Quarles & Brady members at Capitol School (submitted photo)

Quarles & Brady members at Capitol School (submitted photo)

On Friday, Oct. 30, nearly two dozen members of Quarles & Brady’s Phoenix office joined together to volunteer their time as “homeroom parents” at the Capitol School’s annual Fall Celebration.

This was the first of three events during the 2015-16 school year where attorneys and staff will volunteer their team to the Capitol School, providing both treats and interactive activities to engage students from kindergarten to sixth grade, according to a press release.

“Capitol Elementary School strives to create a healthy learning environment where students are given a quality education that includes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens—we respect that and want to do everything we can to help,” stated Scott Jenkins, in the release.

Mr. Jenkins is a partner in the Phoenix office who even brought his own children to volunteer with the team.

“In addition to rolling up our sleeves with the kids, the firm also fundraises to support and put on special school events, including field trips to Boston and Washington, D.C.,” he stated.

According to Mr. Jenkins, partnership between Quarles & Brady and the Capitol School dates back a quarter century.

“In 1990, Quarles & Brady set out to find a community project that would provide sustainable, ongoing volunteerism to bring their firm members together with purpose beyond business,” stated Mr. Jenkins. “With so many parents and grandparents working at the firm, focusing on children and education was a priority.”

While the Capitol School program kicked off with the attorneys and staff putting on homeroom class parties, the partnership quickly evolved into one that included reading and writing assistance, mentorship, fundraising, financial support to students’ families when in crisis, and even a donation to help remodel the school’s media center.

This effort is one of many the local office takes part in through its Quarles Cares community relations program, which is focused on connecting directly with local communities to understand the residents’ needs. Through the volunteer initiatives, attorneys and staff commit themselves personally to civic and charitable efforts, and their personal growth is reflected in the workplace.

For more information, please visit www.quarles.com.

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