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Teach For America, APS, Deloitte Partner for Alternative Spring Break program

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Thirty-five college students from around the country participated in an Alternative Spring Break program hosted by Teach For America, Atlanta Public Schools and Deloitte, Wednesday morning.

Participants worked with students at Fain Elementary in the Adamsville community to create love blankets for seniors at a local senior citizens center.

"This week has been extremely rewarding and this opportunity has allowed me to experience different communities and schools. From here, this spring break journey will impact me, and I will take my experiences and apply it to other areas of my life to serve others," said Samuel Akinhanmi, who is from Atlanta, but now goes to University of Southern California, where he is majoring in industrial and systems engineering. "It was great to make a positive impact on students from where I grew up originally and service students who come from a different background."

"With the opportunity to experience Alternative Spring Break once as a student years ago, today I have a different reflection. Now serving our community as a professional, this has been the single most rewarding experience. Being able to give back to the metro Atlanta community, through service to students and the neighborhoods has been such an uplifting time that will forever live with me," said Daniella Lomo, Deloitte audit senior assistant from New York.

Teach For America, a member of the AmeriCorps national service network, works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children. Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500.

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