About Us Resources
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s purpose is to provide opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through: art, athletics, personal development, and community service. Mrs. Kroc’s wish was to create a center, supported in part by the community, where children and families would be exposed to different people, activities and arts that would otherwise be beyond their reach. The Kroc Center in Greenville, being constructed next to A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering, will include such facilities as 16 tennis courts, a synthetic soccer field, aquatics center, conference room, Boys & Girls Club, chapel/theatre, gymnasium, and fitness center. The Kroc Center and AJW will work in collaboration to provide learning opportunities for students, parents, and the community through dual-use of the facilities. Click on the Kroc logo to find out more!
Pitsco Education is a leading provider of engaging age-appropriate, student-centered K-12 learning solutions. Its curriculum combines relevant hands-on activities with a team-based learning environment in science, technology, engineering, math, and robotics. Pitsco Education curriculum implemented at A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering includes hands-on science for Grades 3-5, LEGO Education activities for Grades 4K through 5, and robotics activities for Grades 2-5.
The South Carolina Engineering Cluster supports engineering endeavors throughout the state of South Carolina in the academic, business, government, industry, economic development, and professional societies sectors. The Engineering Cluster supports A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering by publicizing the school’s vision throughout the state, providing a valuable engineering network, and supporting school programs. If you visit the Cluster’s website, scroll to the bottom to see AJW’s logo!
Fluor Corporation is one of the world's largest, publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services companies. Greenville is home to one of Fluor’s major offices. Fluor supports A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering by participating in AJW’s mentor program. Fluor engineers interact with students and teachers during AJW’s “Fluor Week” to provide real-world experiences and activities both on and off the AJW campus. Fluor also supports core curriculum programs and extracurricular activities for students. Click on the logo to find out more about Fluor!
EnTech 281 is an experienced, highly successful FIRST Robotics Team, an after-school program for high school students that meets at Greenville Technical College. FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) is a national organization whose mission is "to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership." A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering is privileged to partner with Entech 281 to build “AJ the Robot,” an interactive robot that will be in action at A. J. Whittenberg Elementary beginning this fall. Entech 281 will also act as mentors to our students to participate in the Junior FIRST Lego League and FIRST Lego League programs. Click on Entech 281’s logo to find out more about this talented, dedicated local group of young men and women.
Greenville Organic Foods Organization's (GOFO) purpose is to educate the public on the benefits of consuming organic foods and to raise awareness on sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation. GOFO promotes outreach programs on healthy nutrition and organic foods in public schools; awareness and educational campaigns to consumers; support to local, organic and natural growers; and the publication of informative and educational materials. GOFO is partnering with AJW to support the development of its outdoor organic garden, helping to build the garden and provide curriculum. The garden will be a tremendous learning (and edible!) learning tool for students and enhance the "going green" efforts at AJW. Click on the link to find out more about GOFO!
Hubbell Lighting is a leader in lighting technology. For over 100 years Hubbell has excelled at creating products that are technologically advanced and achieve the highest levels of performance in the industry. Headquartered in Greenville, Hubbell ranks among the top lighting companies in the world and is a leader in sustainable, “green” lighting solutions. Hubbell supports A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering by participating in AJW’s mentor program. Hubbell engineers interact with students and teachers during AJW’s “Hubbell Week” to provide real-world experiences and activities both on and off the AJW campus at Hubbell’s Lighting Solutions Center. Click on the logo to find out more about Hubbell Lighting!
Greenville Technical College’s Engineering Technology Division has partnered with A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering on training, mentoring, and service learning opportunities that will help the elementary school shape its engineering focus. For more information about Greenville Tech’s Engineering program, go to http://www.gvltec.edu/engineering_technology.
From its beginning in the late 1800's, Hollingsworth has become well known for providing excellence in service to the textile industry. Since those early days, Hollingsworth grew to be one of the world's leading manufacturers of textile equipment. Under the leadership of John D. Hollingsworth, Jr., the broad range of products developed and manufactured by Hollingsworth gained a worldwide reputation for their quality and contribution to high-speed carding. Hollingsworth has generously donated different manufacturing equipment to A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering. AJW will use these materials to enhance the building aesthetics and create a connection between the vibrant local textile industry’s history and AJW’s engineering focus.
Michelin’s mission is to make a sustainable contribution to progress in the mobility of people and goods by constantly enhancing freedom of movement, safety, efficiency, and pleasure when on the move. Michelin has a big presence in Greenville, not just through its tire production, but also to its deep commitment to community service. Michelin supports A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering by participating in AJW’s mentor program. Michelin engineers interact with students and teachers during AJW’s “Michelin Week” to provide real-world experiences and activities both on and off the AJW campus. Michelin also supports the school’s SMART Table technology program. Click on the logo to find out more about Michelin!
Rosenfeld-Einstein is dedicated to RE-thinking, RE-inventing, and RE-defining the world of insurance and financial planning for individuals, families, and businesses. As a Trusted Choice agency and one of only five Best Practices agencies in South Carolina, Rosenfeld-Einstein ensures the resources and expertise to effectively protect, prepare, and provide for the future. Rosenfeld-Einstein is also active is supporting the community. Rosenfeld-Einstein is the sponsor of A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering’s classroom library program. Classroom libraries provide students grade-level books ranging in genre and rigor to self-select and read independently on a daily basis. Because literacy is a cornerstone to AJW’s curriculum, classroom libraries are essential to the school’s overall program. Click on the logo to find out more about Rosenfeld-Einstein!
Leathers & Associates is the originator of community-built playgrounds. Each project is one-of-a-kind, designed to complement the architecture of the surrounding community as well as incorporate educational, curriculum-related components. Students lead the design process to create a custom playground and the community comes together to build the playground over five consecutive days. In partnership with Leathers & Associates, the students of A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering will design a custom playground to serve the school and community.
Since inception, First Steps has helped nearly 410,000 young children prepare for school though programs that strengthen families, improve children's health and well-being, increase the quality of child care and early education opportunities, and help transition rising kindergarteners into school. First Steps and A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering are partnering to support AJW’s Jump Start summer program. The purpose of Jump Start is to provide summer literacy and math lessons that will assist students with the transition to AJW. Click on the logo to find out more about how First Steps supports our young students here in Greenville!
Rotary is an organization whose members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. The Rotary Club of Greenville East is a service organization comprised of professional women and men from the Greenville, SC, area who support the community in numerous ways. Rotary of Greenville East generously supports A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School’s Jump Start summer literacy program and its purpose of preparing students for the school’s innovative curriculum. Click on the logo to find out more about the Rotary Club of Greenville East!
GE Energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy as well as with renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and alternative fuels. A member of the Greenville community since 1968, GE Energy has a history of supporting educational innovations and developing unique programs to foster student interest in math and science. To support A. J. Whittenberg’s programs, members of the GE Volunteers are providing time and expertise to mentoring and field experiences for the students. GE engineers share their knowledge and real-life learning applications with students and teachers during GE Energy Week. To learn more about GE’s efforts to be a strong corporate citizen click here.
Based in Clemson, NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors. It develops, administers, and scores the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure in the United States. NCEES’ members are the engineering and surveying licensure boards from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCEES is a key supporter of AJW’s literacy program. To maximize learning opportunities, students must have a strong literacy foundation. NCEES’ sponsorship of the literacy closet program will help AJW meet this goal. To find out more about NCEES, click here or on the logo.
Hughes Development is a locally-owned commercial real estate development company headquartered in Greenville. Innovation is a cornerstone to all of Hughes Development’s projects, including downtown Greenville’s NEXT Innovation Center: an contemporary hub for fast-growth technology and entrepreneurial companies to co-locate, collaborate, and connect with business leaders, investors, and advisors. Hughes Development continues to be a leader in creatively meeting the modern commercial needs of Greenville’s citizens and businesses. Hughes Development supports AJW’s instructional technology program through sponsoring its Wii and Leapster gaming systems, donating specific needed furniture, and sponsoring A. J.’s Playground. Click here to find out more about Hughes Development and here to find out more about the NEXT Innovation Center.
A. J.’s Playground was designed by the students of A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering and built by over 1300 volunteers in five days. A. J.’s Playground represents the innovative, community-based vision of the school. Please visit www.ajwplayground.org to find out more about this project and view pictures from the build! Many businesses, families, and individuals pitched in to make the students’ dream playground a reality. In particular, four organizations led the way in funding A. J.’s Playground: BI-LO Charities, the City of Greenville, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, and Christ Church. Click on their logos to find out more. Thank you!”
Founded in 2005, TreesGreenville’s mission is to plant, promote, and protect trees in Greenville County. TreesGreenville plants in parks, neighborhoods, and schools. TreesGreenville is partnering with A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering to support the development of its outdoor garden. Various types of trees, including fruit trees, are planned for plantingin the garden. The trees are learning tools for students, enhance efforts to go green, supplement our healthy living program, beautify our community. Find out more about TreesGreenville by clicking on their logo.
The vision of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is to be the premier organization for promoting the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering throughout the world. There are approximately 750 members in the ASME Greenville Section. ASME supports A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering by sponsoring units of study related to mechanical engineering. Many of these units require consumable materials. ASME’s sponsorship allows teachers to replenish these supplies for future Whittenberg engineers to use. Click on ASME’s logo to find out more about ASME!
The South Carolina Business Coalition on Health (SCBCH) SCBCH is non-profit community organization working to improve health care in South Carolina. TheSCBCH works to accomplish this goal through a collaborative effort between employers and health care provider communities in South Carolina. Likewise, it seeks to improve South Carolina's health through school partnerships. The SCBCH and AJW believe in promoting healthy living for its students, parents, and community. SCBCH supports AJW's healthy living focus through sponsoring important physical education equipment, including heart rate monitors. To find out more about SCBCH, click the logo!
The Kiwanis Club is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one child at a time. The Kiwanis' model is "Serving the Children of the World." The Kiwanis Club of Greenville supports the students of AJW through sponsoring the Terrific Kids program. Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. To find out more about the Kiwanis Club of Greenville, click here. To find out more about Kiwanis on an international level, click here.
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s mission is to bring compassion to healthcare and to be good help to those in need. In fact, “Bon Secours” literally translates to the words “good help.” This is what St. Francis strives to be to its patients, our community and our employees. As mutual advocates for healthy living and community enrichment, St. Francis and AJW have establishes a dynamic partnership. St. Francis is a chief supporter of the organic vegetable garden at AJW, which will teach students, parents, and community members the many values of organic gardening, support AJW’s healthy food program, and provide produce for local community organizations. Furthermore, St. Francis is involved at AJW through volunteerism and providing services to promote community health. Click here to find out more about Bon Secours St. Francis Health System!
Eastern Trading Company is a cotton merchandising firm, founded in 1986. Eastern Trading is based in Greenville, SC. In addition to currently serving the domestic textile industry in the US, Eastern Trading is well represented in China, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Vietnam and in Central and South America. Eastern Trading partners with AJW to support its engineering curriculum and literacy development programs. Click on the Eastern Trading Company logo to find out more!
The Greenville Drive baseball organization is a neighbor and supporter of A. J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering. The Drive host AJ Day at Fluor Field each fall to celebrate the innovative approach to teaching and learning that occurs at AJW. Likewise, in July, 2010, the Drive hosted AJ students when they designed their playground. Find out more about the Greenville Drive at HERE.