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For this team
They don't have cheerleaders or a home field,
but they're a team. They tackle the job of rebuilding
neglected houses in Rochester, N.Y. And reshape
their futures in the balance.
So wading up to their eyebrows in plaster, paint
and grime is just another form of study hall.
The name for all this is WOW. World of Work.
Conceived at Eastman Kodak Company and imple
mented by Rochester Jobs, Inc., a nonprofit organi
zation supported by Kodak and other Rochester
businesses. Every kid in the program had a prob
lem with school work. But these same kids are now
on the way to decent jobs. Decent money. And a
decent opinion of themselves.
RJI administers the program with assistance
from Kodak people on leave from the company and
working for the city school district. They coach the
youths with on-the-job training in vocational skills
every weekday for half a day. The kids learn plumb
ing, carpentry, electrical wiring, whatever interests
them most, as they rebuild homes. The rest of their
time is spent on academics taught by Rochester
City School District and Board of Cooperative Edu
cational Services instructors. And they’re making
better marks now than they ever made in regular
Why is a company that builds cameras so inter
ested in building houses? It’s good for the commu
nity we live in. The refurbished homes become
dwellings for low-income families. The kids in WOW
turn out to be productive adults. And good citizens
as well. All of which makes for a better town in
which to operate and grow.
In short, it's good business. And we're in busi
ness to make a profit. But while we're busy looking
after business, we're looking forward to a better
It’s the same society our business depends on.
And that's why we care what happens to it.
More than a business.
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