When Teachers Win, We All Win

Nov 20, 2013 9:00 AM ET

The teacher’s lounge at the Alfonso B. Perez Career and Transition Center, a school serving special needs students in East Los Angeles, looks very different today courtesy of a design plan that included updated décor, new appliances, gently-used furnishings, a fresh coat of paint and 20 hardworking volunteers from DIRECTV, Rebuilding Together and Scripps Networks Interactive.

When DIRECTV recently renovated its company headquarters in El Segundo, it found itself with rooms full of surplus office furniture in good condition. We worked with our friends at DIRECTV and Rebuilding Together to find an environmentally friendly way to extend the life of these furnishings and a local school in need of a little uplifting...

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