BOSTON - Cassidy Turley FHO today announced that Lynne Brown, Manager, Portfolio Lease Administration, received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to Citizen Schools, a Boston-based national education organization that partners with low-income middle schools to extend the learning day with innovative academic and apprenticeship programs.
“It is an honor to once again be a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award,” said Brown. “I’m proud to be a part of the Citizen Schools’ meaningful mission and to uphold Cassidy Turley FHO’s commitment to community service.”
The President’s Volunteer Service Award, created by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, recognizes individuals, families and groups that have made valuable contributions through volunteer service.
Since 2010, Brown has taught middle school students in Massachusetts communities, such as Dorchester and Malden, the basics of commercial real estate and real estate development through the Citizen Schools program. As part of their real estate apprenticeships, Brown encourages students to develop solutions for stalled commercial real estate projects or design problems. In the past, students have developed ideas for Boston properties such as the former Filene’s site at One Franklin Street, Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage and 320 Summer Street.
In addition to her community leadership with Citizen Schools, Brown is also the Cassidy Turley FHO representative of the Dearborn Partnership Advisory Council and mentor at the Dearborn Middle School in Roxbury. It is through Cassidy Turley FHO’s commitment to the Dearborn Middle School that Brown became involved in Citizen Schools. Professionally, she has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and has worked on both the tenant and landlord sides of the business.
Brown, as well as other recipients of the national award from the White House, will be honored at the Citizen Teacher Alumni Event on July 25, hosted by Fidelity Investments.
About Citizen Schools
Citizen Schools is a leading national education initiative that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities across the country through afterschool and expanded learning time programs. The organization mobilizes a second shift of afternoon educators, who provide academic support, leadership development, and “apprenticeships”—hands-on projects taught by volunteers from business and civic organizations. At over thirty middle schools in eight states, Citizen Schools students develop the skills they need to succeed in high school, college, the workforce, and civic life.
About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 3,600 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. The company represents a wide range of clients—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $22 billion in 2011, manages 455 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 28,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and tenants with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services—including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. Cassidy Turley enhances its global service delivery outside North America through a partnership with GVA, giving clients access to commercial real estate professionals in 65 international markets. Please visit www.cassidyturley.com for more information about Cassidy Turley.
Linda M. McDonough