Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions, is proud to announce that it has committed to donating up to $100,000 to La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool. Ingersoll Rand will give $20,000 in 2022, with the option to commit the same for the next four years.
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Founded in 2013, La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool is a “little school” with a big impact. When Spanish-speaking children enter the school system, they often start behind and, unfortunately, stay behind. La Escuelita helps close the achievement gap for Spanish-speaking children in the Lake Norman area through bilingual teachings in a sensory rich environment.
At La Escuelita, children are given the opportunity to start their education with confidence by being immersed in a bilingual, hands-on science preschool. Language is not “taught” at La Escuelita. Instead, both Spanish and English are used in authentic context through the child’s everyday conversation and through play, art and literacy so students can learn by doing.
The donation from Ingersoll Rand will help provide scholarships for students whose families cannot afford quality preschool, pay teachers and support the success of the school and the community.
“We are extremely excited and grateful to Ingersoll Rand for this partnership,” said Pat Shaw, director, La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool. “This donation is literally life-changing, and we look forward to a meaningful, long-lasting relationship with Ingersoll Rand.”
Ingersoll Rand celebrates diverse points of view and backgrounds and is committed to equity in how people are treated and the opportunities available, making this partnership a perfect fit. Ingersoll Rand is driven to make life better for its customers and is excited to extend this mission to the community.
“As a non-native English speaker myself, this partnership with La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool is particularly meaningful to me. We are happy to have the opportunity to help make life better for children entering the education system,” said Vicente Reynal, chairman and CEO, Ingersoll Rand. “This partnership will allow bilingual students to be better equipped to succeed, and we are proud to help set up the children in our community for success.”
Next year, La Escuelita will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with its annual Fiesta Fundraiser. At the event, attendees can enjoy delicious food, such as tacos and fried chicken enchiladas, and the proceeds go directly back to the school and its scholarships. Learn more about La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool on the website, and donate to La Escuelita here.
About La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool
LA ESCUELITA, or "little school," is a bilingual, science-based preschool. We play an important role in closing the achievement gap for Spanish-speaking children in the Lake Norman area. Our superior dual-language early childhood education and family programs are proven to improve the outcomes for all our graduates. La Escuelita was the 2021 I-77 Drive for Community winner and will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in 2023.
About Ingersoll Rand Inc.
Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mindset, is dedicated to helping make life better for our employees, customers and communities. Customers lean on us for our technology-driven excellence in mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions across 40+ respected brands where our products and services excel in the most complex and harsh conditions. Our employees develop customers for life through their daily commitment to expertise, productivity and efficiency. For more information, visit www.IRCO.com.