Written by Montrea Signater, AmeriCorps Member serving on the Lamar Advertising Company Team at Melrose Elementary School

On Tuesday, my team had the honor of attending a sponsorship kickoff breakfast hosted by the Lamar Advertising Company at their headquarters. Currently the team sponsor for both Melrose and Democracy Prep, Lamar has been a strong supporter of City Year since day one. Jennifer Eplett Reilly was an instrumental force in the start up of City Year Louisiana in response to Hurricane Katrina and was founding Chair of City Year Louisiana’s Advisory Board. In what normally takes two years to create and get a new City Year site running, Mrs. Reilly and a handful of champions accomplished in three months. 

While at breakfast, I had the opportunity to sit down and have a talk with Mrs. Reilly. She shared how grateful she was to have us AmeriCorps Members as part of the Lamar family. The morning was spent meeting different people from all departments at Lamar. Lamar employees have been involved at our schools, eager to serve alongside us during the different projects and events happening this year.  It is my pleasure to be a part of the Lamar family.

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