I met with the Ambassador Advisory Committee this morning to learn more about what they do. I was given a copy of their mission statement which says, "The mission of St. Albert Ambassadors is to support Catholic education at St. Albert in a social setting through volunteer activities, prayer and assistance to school staff." I then learned that their group had over 920 hours of volunteer time during the 2017-2018 academic year September through August. The 2018-2019 numbers will become available at the conclusion of the month of August, and then they will embark on the 2019-2020 academic year.
This is just one group at the school. There are many others. Also, we can send out a quick e-mail blast and post an event on social media to solicit workers to do weeding and flower garden work, and people sign up to come. It is this kind of generosity that keeps many nonprofit organizations going. St. Albert Catholic Schools benefits immensely from these dedicated and generous individuals.
The picture above reflects the dedication of our employees. The director of the childcare center brought his wife and daughter up to school last weekend to clean the front entrance area, did some trimming of the grass, and planted fresh flowers in the large pots. That is how a "day off" was spent. In my first month here I have seen this type of commitment over and over from the staff.
I want to thank everyone who is getting on board to help us be successful in launching the new school year. It is an exciting time to be a Falcon and a Sainte at 400 Gleason Avenue in Council Bluffs, Iowa.