McRoskey Mattress Company Supports Bay Area Students at Joseph George Middle School

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McRoskey Mattress Company Supports Bay Area Students at Joseph George Middle School

Funding Supports Two Citizens Schools Programs and Impacts 100 Students
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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 9:00am


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SAN JOSE, Calif. /3BL Media/ – Dec. 17, 2015 – In partnership with locally based nonprofit Citizen Schools California, McRoskey Mattress Company is supporting education programs geared toward middle school youth. The mattress company’s support of two of the nonprofit’s programs will directly impact 100 students at Joseph George Middle School in San Jose, Calif. This funding was generated through participation in CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program.   

A member of the national nonprofit Citizen Schools, Citizen Schools California serves school youth in the Greater Bay Area, collaborating with AmeriCorps members and working, corporate professional volunteers to expand the learning day in low-income communities and introduce students to real-world learning projects and unique apprenticeships. Currently serving 800 students in grades 6 through 8, Citizen Schools California successfully partners with four middle schools in Oakland and San Jose.    

McRoskey Mattress Company’s funding will bring apprenticeship opportunities to students at Joseph George Middle School, offering semester-long, experiential learning on a range of topics including Android app design, mock trial, gardening and 3D printing. Additionally, McRoskey’s classroom sponsorship will provide mentorship, academic coaching, and field trip opportunities to colleges, universities and corporate workplaces for students.

To celebrate this partnership, McRoskey Mattress Company was recognized at Joseph George Middle School’s end-of-semester WOW! event. The WOW! is a school showcase and celebration where students who have participated in 10-week apprenticeships get to show teachers, parents and community members what they’ve learned during the semester. Attendees included Robin McRoskey Azevedo, CEO at McRoskey Mattress Company; Maria Drake, Executive Director at Citizen Schools California; and local CBS television station KPIX.        

“Our program is special because of the partnerships with corporations and organizations like McRoskey Mattress Company,” said Maria Drake, Executive Director for Citizen Schools in California. “Our name ‘Citizen Schools’ comes from the strong relationship between our volunteer ‘Citizen Teachers,’ partner schools and mission-driven staff. Closing the education and opportunity gap could not be done without the support of people like Robin Azevedo and her McRoskey family.”

 “McRoskey Mattress Company is proud to sponsor Citizen Schools California’s enhanced education efforts that focus on the middle school student, introducing life work possibilities as these students prepare for high school and beyond,” said Robin McRoskey Azevedo, CEO at McRoskey Mattress Company.

“We are grateful to McRoskey Mattress for their support of Citizen Schools California,” said Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of CBS EcoMedia. “Thanks to McRoskey’s support, youth at Joseph George Middle School have the opportunity to take part in semester-long, experiential learning they would not typically have access to.”

About McRoskey Mattress Company  

A San Francisco manufacturer of mattresses since 1899, McRoskey Mattress Company proudly builds comfort that endures.  This family owned business has kept its focus on building its own mattress and box spring components thereby ensuring enduring comfort and a restful night's sleep night after night. Retail showrooms are located in Palo Alto and San Francisco.  Mattresses and box springs are built to the order.  Visit a showroom; take a factory tour; visit our website at Join the group of thousands and thousands happy sleepers that go to bed every night on their McRoskey mattress!

About Citizen Schools California

Citizen Schools is a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities. Citizen Schools mobilizes a team of AmeriCorps educators and volunteer “Citizen Teachers” to teach real-world learning projects and provide academic support in order to help all students discover and achieve their dreams. For more information, please visit

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

EcoMedia was founded in 2002 by social entrepreneur Paul Polizzotto. The company's mission is to harness the power of the advertising dollar to make tangible, quality of life improvements in communities nationwide. In 2010, after successfully partnering on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia was acquired by CBS Corporation, exponentially scaling its reach across television, radio, interactive, and publishing media. 

Through EcoMedia's patent-pending EcoAd, as well as EducationAd, WellnessAd, Viewers to Volunteers and Volunteering with the Stars advertising programs, national brands and local businesses provide millions of dollars in financial support to some of the nation's most effective nonprofit organizations, funding critical veterans’, education, health and wellness, and environmental projects nationwide. EcoMedia's innovative and proprietary business model has fundamentally altered the advertising and nonprofit landscapes, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.

EcoMedia has earned numerous awards and recognitions for its work, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence in Public Private Partnerships (2009), Edison Awards for Social Innovation and Social Impact (2012, 2013), and the Starlight Children's Foundation's “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award,” which honors individual and organizational leaders who are doing extraordinary work to advance the common good and strengthen their communities.  

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By participating in EcoMedia's EcoAd, WellnessAd, EducationAd, and Viewers to Volunteers advertising programs, EcoMedia's advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia's advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.


Theresa Schieber


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