AbbVie celebrates the “AbbVie Week of Possibilities” with STEM Lab makeover at Spruce Elementary School

June 29th, 2023 – South San Francisco, CA – The City of South San Francisco Press Release

AbbVie celebrates the “AbbVie Week of Possibilities” with STEM Lab makeover at Spruce Elementary School

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 29, 2023 – Local biotechnology firm, AbbVie and their non-profit partner, Heart of America, volunteered their time and expertise to renovate learning spaces at Spruce Elementary School in honor of AbbVie’s Week of Possibilities held from June 26-30, 2023.

“I am grateful to AbbVie and their partner, Heart of America, for their investment in our youth. The remodeled STEM lab and outdoor learning space ensures that all children have the tools to succeed in South San Francisco,” said Mayor Flor Nicolas.

AbbVie’s Week of Possibilities is AbbVie’s global volunteering program rallying thousands of AbbVie employees all over the world to volunteer together the week of June 26-30, 2023. 2023 marks AbbVie’s 8th Week of Possibilities, which unites employees around the world with a single purpose: to give back to local communities through volunteering. The Week of Possibilities is the marquee initiative for AbbVie Gives Back, which is the AbbVie Foundation’s suite of employee engagement programs focusing on volunteering, giving, and support.

This year, thanks to the AbbVie Foundation’s support and through the work of volunteers, the STEM lab at Spruce Elementary School was completely renovated with new paint, murals, flooring, furniture, and equipment. Additionally, AbbVie volunteers refinished and renovated the school’s garden and outdoor learning space and painted indoor and outdoor murals.


About the City of South San Francisco

The City of South San Francisco proudly remains The Industrial City, a reflection of its steel mill and ship building past, redefined to reflect the innovative, entrepreneurial, and industrious spirit which has made South San Francisco the Biotech Capital of the World, with 217 active biotech companies and growing. A vibrant community of 67,585 residents, South San Francisco enjoys a high quality of life with an extensive public parks system, active library and learning programming and a dynamic, engaged community making South San Francisco a great place to live, learn, work and play.  


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