Graphic Packaging is proud to announce that the courtyard revitalization project we are sponsoring at Hillside Middle School is well underway and on target to be complete this June. On March 24, we broke ground on the project, which will update two courtyards at the school into urban greenspaces and incorporate refreshed landscaping and seating areas.
The first courtyard is in honor of the Hillside robotics team. This beautification project will give the robotics team a usable space for practices and team building. We have brought in benches where students and staff can enjoy being outdoors and connecting with one another.
The second courtyard is in memory of Hillside staff and students who have passed away. We are humbled and honored to create a greenspace honoring their lives and legacies. This space has been filled with young trees, which will eventually grow tall and bring shade and comfort to those who spend time in this significant memorial space.
Graphic Packaging has three community pillars, which guide our sustainable business practices, our community service activities and our philanthropic commitments:
- Putting Food on the Table
- Investing in Education
- Preserving the Environment
Our work at Hillside supports the second and third goals, and we are excited to be supporting a school filled with bright students and exemplary teachers and staff. We are looking forward to completing this project over the summertime, with students having full access to the courtyards at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.