ETS, Habitat for Humanity Breaking Ground on New Home
900 ETS employees donate $117,000 to fund and build home
- Jason Baran
- Jason Baran
Princeton, N.J. (March 18, 2009) —
Educational Testing Service and Habitat for Humanity-Trenton Area today announced the groundbreaking of the new ETS House project. The development will create a new, affordable home for a deserving family and is the result of collaboration between ETS, its employees and Habitat-Trenton.
More than 900 ETS employees raised $117,000 to fund the cost of the new home, and ETS employees and their families will contribute to the labor needed to build the house. Construction on the ETS House project will commence in April and continue through December.
“There is much work to be done in East Trenton,” Executive Director Steve Brame, Habitat-Trenton, says. “I trust that ETS’s example will inspire other organizations to join with Habitat-Trenton and its nonprofit colleagues to bring to full reality the true meaning of corporate responsibility.”
- ETS House groundbreaking ceremony
- Tuesday, March 24, 11 a.m.
- 617 N. Clinton Avenue, Trenton
- Kurt Landgraf, President and CEO, ETS
Steve Brame, Executive Director, Habitat-Trenton
Mayor Doug Palmer, Trenton
Brian Hughes, Mercer County Executive
Keith Hamilton, Mercer County Freeholder
Pat Colavita, Mercer County Freeholder
The partner family is expected to attend the groundbreaking ceremony. After the ceremony, attendees are invited to a reception in Habitat-Trenton’s learning center located at 601 N. Clinton Avenue. In addition, tours will be available of a completed Habitat house in the neighborhood.
Media interested in attending should contact Jason Baran at (609) 683-2428 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed press kits will be available to all media that attend and will include speaker bios, family selection process details, Habitat-Trenton FAQs and photographs of completed homes.
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® test and The Praxis Series™ assessments— in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.