Fuller Center presents “Think Outside the Blocks”: An Innovative Corporate Breakfast Event Building Community Empowerment

Contact: Toni Hassinger


Boca Raton, FL. April 15th, 2024 – Fuller Center a cornerstone to our community, is thrilled to announce the inaugural “Think Outside the Blocks” Corporate Breakfast, set to take place on May 23rd, 2024, at the prestigious Boca West Country Club. This unique event promises to blend corporate engagement with community empowerment in an unprecedented way.

“Think Outside the Blocks” embodies the essence of creativity and collaboration, inviting participating corporations to step outside the confines of traditional networking events and engage in a hands-on experience that will leave a lasting impact on both the participants and our community.

Participating corporations will be provided with a box of LEGO® bricks, symbolizing the building blocks of both community empowerment and industry. Their task? To construct a replica of their respective industry! These creations will then be showcased at the breakfast event, where they will be judged by a panel of esteemed critics: the children of Fuller Academy, Fuller Center’s private choice elementary school.

“We are thrilled to introduce ‘Think Outside the Blocks’ as a novel way to bridge the gap between the corporate world and community,” said Ellyn Okrent, CEO at Fuller Center. “By engaging in hands-on, interactive activities, participating corporations not only demonstrate their commitment to the future of our children but also inspire creativity and critical thinking in our students.”

To kick off this exciting endeavor, participating corporations will receive their LEGO® boxes via a fire truck drop on Thursday, May 9th, at 10:00 AM, by the Boca Raton Fire Department directly at the Fuller Center East Campus.

This event marks a significant milestone in reimagining the role of corporations in shaping the future of our children and our community. By investing in Fuller Center and fostering a culture of creativity and innovation, we can lay the foundation for a brighter, promising future for generations to come.

For more information about “Think Outside the Blocks” or to inquire about corporate participation, please contact Patty Gallagher at pgallagher@fullercenterfl.org.

About the Fuller Center
For more than 50 years, the Fuller Center’s mission has been to embrace, educate, and empower hardworking, under-resourced families and children to reach their full potential. We build a positive future through education for the more than 900 children (infants through teens) whom we serve annually, as well as 600 of their family members. The Fuller Center reaches families in more than 40 zip codes throughout Palm Beach County, as well as northern Broward County.

65% of Fuller Center parents serve as essential or frontline workers, working in hospitals, retail outlets, restaurants, and hotels. They are our bus drivers, store clerks and cashiers, farmworkers, delivery drivers, security guards, bank tellers, office workers, healthcare workers, home health aides, hospital orderlies and cafeteria workers, and childcare and eldercare workers.

Our programs help empower children to start school prepared, succeed academically, and break the generational cycle of poverty through quality early childhood education, after-school and summer camp programs, our new private elementary school and teen leadership programs, and comprehensive, family-centered support services. They also empower parents who are essential to keeping our local economy open and who provide the vital services we all count on.

The Fuller Center also offers mentoring programs and adult on-the-job training, coaching, and employment support, and no-cost transportation from 12 area schools to our campus-based after-school programs. We serve more than 1,800 nutritious meals and snacks daily.

In addition, Fuller Center provides opportunities for local colleges and universities to place undergraduate and graduate students in internships and child development practicums.

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West Campus: 10130 185th Street South, Boca Raton FL 33498
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