CSC Brings Kids to Work and Celebrates Earth Day at Falls Church Campus
News Release -- April 23, 2010
FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 23 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) employees and their children participated in a combined Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work® Day and Earth Day celebration yesterday at the company’s Falls Church campus. More than 60 kids from across the D.C. Metro region joined in the annual event sponsored by the Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Foundation and learned about the environment at the same time. This year’s theme, “1 Youth, 1 Dream, 2Morrow’s Leader,” supports informal educational programs that empower children to learn and develop so they can reach their full potential.
Highlights of the day’s activities included kids and adults competing in a rousing game of virtual bingo with CSC offices around the world. The kids then sat down with Jim Zok, a director at CSC, to talk about green IT learned interesting tidbits to share with their friends and teachers back in school: How computer parts can be recycled, that there are chemicals in some computer parts that can cause long-term damage to the environment, the many ways that computers help us go paperless thus helping the environment, and what CSC is doing to reduce its impact on the environment.
After a tree-planting ceremony in front of the headquarters building, the group sat down for a “littlerless” lunch to close out the half-day of organized activities. The fun was only just beginning though as kids shadowed their moms and dads for the remainder of the work day. After business hours, the group participated in a cleanup effort at Fairview Lake to top off an educational day of environmentally-conscious and family-friendly activities.
Alexis Grandis, second grade student at Seldans Landing elementary school in Leesburg, had this to say about her day at work with dad: “CSC is all about techno things. Today I learned that technology can help people and the planet too. Instead of putting pollution in the air you can just look on the Internet!”
Amelia Martin, fourth grade student at Oakridge elementary school in Arlington, had fun spending time with her mom at the office: “My favorite part of my visit with my mom was the virtual bingo. We played against people all over the world online with avatars.”
For images of the day’s events please visit the CSC flickr page at: http://www.flickr.com/csc_corporate
Since 1993, The Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Day Foundation has supported employees bringing their daughters and sons to work to gain a sense of the work and opportunities available to them in the workplace and community.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, VA., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended Jan. 1, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.csc.com.