Creating a Better Tomorrow for Back-to-School Students

Aug 11, 2017 1:00 PM ET

Over 200 employees from the finance team at Arrow Electronics' Denver-area headquarters recently stepped away from their desks and into the halls of College View Elementary School, where they dedicated an entire day to making the school a more vibrant and welcoming place for the nearly 500 students who will return to its classrooms and playgrounds this fall.

College View Elementary School serves kindergarten-through-fifth-grade students in the southwest region of Denver, 92 percent of whom qualify for free and reduced lunches. The Arrow day of service focused on improvements to the school that would “excite and delight” returning students, as well as inspire pride and creativity, including painting a new mural, renovating the student lounge and landscaping the grounds.  

In addition to the Arrow team's renovation and beautification projects, Arrow is donating computers and other electronics to the school, along with a matching grant from the Arrow Charitable "Dollars for Doers" program.

"Arrow is a company full of people who are excited about the future, and volunteer opportunities like this are a great way to inspire that kind of excitement and imagination in the next generation of engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs,” said Chris Stansbury, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Arrow. “It was also an excellent team-building experience that got us all out of our normal work environment to collaborate and create something together in an entirely different context.”

Arrow employees from around the world regularly work with local nonprofits, extending the company’s collaborative and innovative culture into the broader communities where they live and work. Learn more about Arrow’s Corporate Social Responsibility program by visiting

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