Lyft Partners with Acelero Learning and Divine Light Center for Empowered Living to Provide School Supplies for Young Children Beginning School

Lyft Partners with Acelero Learning and Divine Light Center for Empowered Living to Provide School Supplies for Young Children Beginning School
Lyft Las Vegas
partnered with Acelero Learning-Clark County Head Start program and Divine Light Center for Empowered Living this week to provide 1,000 backpacks and other necessary school supplies to children in need as they head into the school year (Pictured: Lyft General Manager Yacob Girma donating backpacks – Photo credit: Stacey Torma)

Lyft team with backpacks
Lyft team with backpacks

Photo credit: Stacey Torma

“Giving a child a headstart in their education is crucial and we’re humbled to be able to provide a little help during such an integral time in their lives,” said Yacob Girma, Lyft Las Vegas general manager.

Lyft van loaded with backpacks
Lyft van loaded with backpacks

Photo credit: Stacey Torma

“Acelero Learning Clark County provides Head Start and Early Head Start services to 1,531 children in our community,” said Michael Mitchell Acelero Learning executive director. “We are excited to partner with Lyft as we seek to positively impact our community and meet the needs of students and families.”

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in more than 350 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.

Acelero Learning is a pioneering provider of early childhood education and family engagement services, all of which are focused on closing the achievement gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country. With unparalleled child outcomes, Acelero Learning is one of the most innovative companies operating in early care and education. Founded in 2001, Acelero Learning is a direct provider of Head Start services, serving 5,000 children and families in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Wisconsin.

Divine Light Center for Empowered Living, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides resources and services that improve the quality of life by empowering individuals to be strong independent members of the community.