Clark Hosts DC SCORES Summer Camp Construction Day

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For a second year in a row, Clark partnered with the nonprofit DC SCORES to host the annual Summer Camp Construction Day. More than 30 DC SCORES program participants received a tour of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture project, which Clark is currently constructing on the National Mall.

Clark's project team members offered an overview of the building process, daily duties of the employees on site, and the principles of construction. Participants learned about the noteworthy aspects of the signature project, including a restored segregation-era railway car that, due to its size, was lifted by crane into the museum early in the construction process. The museum is being built around the 77-ton, vintage railway car.

Once the tour concluded, the children returned to the jobsite trailers to build projects of their own using a variety of craft supplies. To finish the day, children, counselors, and Clark employees laced up their cleats and put on their shin guards to play a few games of soccer on the National Mall.

Clark has been a long time supporter of DC SCORES. Established in 1994, the organization is an after-school program that fosters physical fitness, self-expression, and a sense of community through soccer and service-learning programs. Currently, more than 1,500 low-income Washington, D.C., students at 47 schools benefit from the program. Since its inception, the program has expanded to 13 other cities throughout the United States.