May 16, 2008
California United Terminals and Hyundai Merchant Marine announced this week that they would donate $100,000 to Cabrillo High School for academic programs and a new scoreboard for the athletic field.
“We understand that being a part of the community means investing in the wellbeing of our neighbors,” said Elvis Ganda, President of CUT. “These programs promote the development of our city’s youth, as well as our industry’s future leaders. We have a proud history of giving and we are honored to be a part of making Long Beach better, both on the docks and in the community.”
Along with the purchase and construction of a state-of-the-art scoreboard, funds will go toward the school’s Small Learning Communities, or academies such as the International Studies at Cabrillo program, which focuses on international business, the environment, cultural diversity, and international law.
“We deeply appreciate this generous contribution,” said Felton Williams, president of the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education. “CUT and HMM have raised the standard of corporate citizenship on the Westside. It is support like this that makes our school system one of the nation’s best.”
Other Small Learning Communities benefiting from the donation include the Cabrillo Academy of Business, which provides paid internships and other preparation for the world of business and finance, computer technology, hospitality and tourism.
HELPING HAND -- California United Terminals presents a $100,000 check to Cabrillo High School. From left: CUT President Elvis Ganda, Cabrillo Co-Principals Cynthia Terry and Elio Mendoza, LBUSD Superintendent Chris Steinhauser, Cabrillo's Small Learning Communities Coordinator Dan Schlesinger, and LBUSD Board of Education President Felton Williams.