Holiday Toy Drive
The spirit of giving | November 1st - December 20th
Ranger Good Works will be collecting NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS and non-perishable food items starting November 1st. All donations will go directly to numerous families in need from Dillard Elementary School. Help us make this holiday season just a little brighter!

Drop off locations:

Ranger Good Works, 805 East Broward Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Dillard Elementary School, 2330 Northwest 12th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
 
The Ranger Good Works organization grew out of Ranger Technical Resource’s desire to give back to the community, while also fulfilling the philanthropic needs of our employees, friends, and family.
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Broward College Tour - 11/13/2014

Ranger Good Works, with our friend, John P. Hart, Chair of the Broward College Foundation, was able to connect with Broward College to arrange a college tour for the 5th graders of Dillard Elementary School. Our hope is when students are exposed to college at an early age they will start thinking about the future of their education and careers.

Over one-hundred wide-eyed students entered Broward College's A. Hugh Central Campus to tour the Health Sciences Simulator Center and the Buehler Planetarium. They were greeted by college administrators and student ambassadors who gave a spectacular tour. The college mascot, Sammy the Seahawk, showed the students how to put their hands together to create the Seahawks hand gesture (see photos in our Event Gallery).

In the Health Sciences Simulation Center a team of doctors and nurses gave an overview of simulators. One was a human simulator on a gurney that could blink, breathe, and talk. Each student was given a pair of gloves and stethoscope with a heartbeat simulator attached enabling them to experience some of what it is like to be a nurse or doctor.

The tour concluded in the Buehler Planetarium, a state-of-the-art facility that features a 40-foot dome where videos of the cosmos are projected for everyone to see. The students were able to see stars that are impossible to see with the naked eye.

Events like these encourage students to pursue higher education – a necessary part of improving the community. Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping with these events, and an extra special thank you to John Hart and Broward College for making today's college tour possible!

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The Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection - Holiday reception benefiting Dillard Elementary School - 11/5/2014

Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale and Ranger Good Works presented The Love to Give Collection on Wednesday, November 5th. This event kicked off a fundraising endeavor that will last through December 24th, during which time 10% of all sales generated from items in The Love to Give Collection will benefit Ranger Good Works in support of Dillard Elementary School.

During the reception, an undecorated Holiday tree came to life with every donation. We made it bright and beautiful for the 900 underprivileged students of Dillard Elementary School. Together we are changing the lives of these students by meeting their basic needs, giving them love, and augmenting the educational tools they so desperately need.

The Young At Art museum volunteered their artists and time to assist in the creation of a masterpiece with the students from Dillard which was on display during the event. Attendees enjoyed the outstanding performances from the Impact Girls, the Eagles Step Team, the Dillard Drum Line, and Ms. Marguerita’s Dancers. The Martin Men wowed the crowd with their charming manners while serving chocolates and smiles.

Thank you to all who attended and all who continue to support our efforts!

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{Fin Tank} Hack-a-thon / Teach-a-thon @ Sun Life Statium - 10/25/2014

Our Ranger Super Coders group had the opportunity to participate in the 1st Hack-a-thon and Teach-a-thon held at the Sun Life Stadium, co-sponsored by Microsoft and Citrix, called the Fin Tank 2014. The students had fun learning some web-coding basics from volunteer programmers from Citrix. Afterwards, Ben Greaves, account executive with the Miami Dolphins, took the students on a tour of Sun Life Stadium so they could see where the Miami Dolphins practice and play.

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Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary - 10/23/2014

Ranger Good Works had the pleasure of supporting Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary School. Every seat in the auditorium was taken! The Step Team and the Drum-line entertained the entire crowd with their exceptional talents. The energy and enthusiasm in the room was contagious! Our members donated over 1,000 books which were given out to all of the attending families. Our members also donated the costumes that were worn by the pre-kindergarten students and many of the kindergartners.

We are so happy to hear that our efforts have contributed to REAL LIFE IMPROVEMENT for the children of Dillard. This year's FCAT scores increased across all subjects school-wide: Science from 21% to 27%, Reading from 30% to 39%, Math from 32% to 45%, and Writing from 38% to 51%.

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Ranger Super Coders visited Nova Southeastern University - 10/21/2014

We are excited about our partnership with Nova Southeastern University and support from our community sponsors! We took 40 Ranger Super Coders on a field trip to tour the Graduate School of Computer and Information Science Department. The visit, for many of the students, was their first step onto a college campus. Our Tech Super Hero, Dean Ackerman gave the students a tour of his amazing computer collection, gave a supercharged Tech Talk, and instructed the students on how to build a solar powered robot. Afterword, we stopped off at the University Pit to be charged up with a slice of pizza. They also toured the Alvin Sherman Library to discover what resources are available to them before heading back to school.

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Fort Lauderdale Named 2014 All-America City

Fort Lauderdale is a great city and Ranger Technical Resources is proud to be included in the strategic plan to keep it that way! Victoria Ranger, President of Ranger Technical Resources and Ranger Good Works, was chosen to be a participant in Mayor Jack Seiler’s delegation to the National Civic League. She, along with an amazing delegation led by City Manager Lee Feldman, presented Fort Lauderdale’s story, which earned the city a place in history.

The City of Fort Lauderdale was named as one of ten cities, nationwide, to earn the distinction of 2014 All-America City by the National Civic League. Click Here for more information.

Career Day 2014

On May 7th, 2014, Ranger Good Works brought the “City of Ft. Lauderdale” to the students of Dillard Elementary. Students were able to see firsthand what it feels like to take a walk through a safe and inviting city which had been created just for them. Students learned about various professions and many of our local industries during their walk. They engaged with professionals and had the chance to ask questions in a comfortable environment.

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Ranger Super Coders

We started a technology club called the Ranger Super Coders. The club was designed for students of all ages to provide a great first experience in computer science and coding. Our volunteers donate their time and talent monthly for one hour. Our goal is to inspire the youth to build self-confidence, be innovative, and dream about their future. Please be sure to check out the Super Coder's progress by visiting www.rangercoders.com.

Click Here to see a cool video of our club.

You can make a BIG difference and educate others by spreading the word about the importance of coding in computer science and by also sharing our video on any of your social media sites. Don't forget to tag #rangertechnical and #rangergoodworks!

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