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Students and faculty of the school raise $500 and volunteer their time to help others

INDIANAPOLIS (December 1, 2015) – Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the students and faculty at Emma Donnan School spearheaded an effort to help struggling families in the Indianapolis community.

Emma Donnan, whose motto “Our School is a Family,” came together through hard work, donations, and the spirit of giving to assist several families in its network who struggle on a daily basis.

For these families, the holidays can make this struggle even more difficult. Emma Donnan’s team worked together and raised over $500 and provided families with a complete Thanksgiving meal to prepare at home. These families received a turkey, all the fixings, and desserts. For families who were unable to pick up their meals, the food was delivered to them the day before Thanksgiving.

“We were able to feed 104 families for the holidays,” said Michael Dunagan, principal at Emma Donnan.  “It is a testament to the character of our Emma Donnan community that they chose to spend their time and treasure in this fashion.”

In 2015, CSUSA formed a partnership with IPS to form the first Innovation Network School – expanding Emma Donnan from serving only grades 7-8 to grades K-8.

CSUSA is the management company selected to turnaround three failing Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) in Indianapolis – Emma Donnan Middle School, Emmerich Manual High School and TC Howe Community High School.


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