Nathan Fransen attorney for The Law Offices of Fransen and Molinaro in Corona CA lends his time in the best way possible, which is a fusion of the afternoon off, school, and guitar. Nathan Fransen takes an afternoon off and gives back by spending his afternoon in a guitar class at Hemet Elementary in Hemet CA. It’s about 1 hour from his office in Corona CA, The Law Office of Fransen and Molinaro Llp. Mr. Fransen donated his time to helping the Hemet Elementary Guitar Class, which is an after-school program for kids in the City of Hemet who attend Hemet Elementary, located at 633 Kimball St. in Hemet California. “Music is a great way for kids to learn discipline, use some math skills, and explore their inner musical gifts,” says Erin Von Pingle, Music Teacher for Hemet Elementary and leader of the after-school Guitar Class Program. “When someone Like Nathan Fransen comes down to help, I think it shows the students how much people in their community care, and want to see that they do well.” Says Von Pingle. Erin Von Pingle is new to Hemet Elementary and is very grateful and pleased to be the new Music Teacher.
Hemet Elementary is not only a new school, but it is a Title 1 school in a low-income area. It is considered dual immersion English/Spanish, or a mix of native English-speaking students and native speakers of a foreign language. According to the U.S. Department of Education (https://www2.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/index.html) Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. “Mr. Fransen was really sincere and great. Nathan Fransen did a good job with the kids, and I am sure they are grateful for his efforts, his contributions for today, and especially thankful for his office at Fransen and Molinaro to let him help out for the afternoon,” said Mr. Von Pingle. Nathan Fransen is not only an attorney and real estate broker but is quite the musician himself. He has been playing the guitar since a teenager and considers it, like law, a great passion. “I love music and the guitar, and I can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon than to help teach guitar to these awesome kids.” Mr. Fransen also stated, “The guitar is a versatile instrument, it provides a great outlet for children to explore their curiosity and feelings. It also provides a platform for creativity. Mr. Von Pingle seems like such a fun teacher, I think I am going to join this class.”
Schools are always in need of someone who is willing to help like Nathan Fransen. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that is what is happening. More people like Nathan Fransen are needed in helping our communities come together to ensure that our children learn, not only academics, but music, art, and can then witness great acts of kindness such as donating time during their busy work schedules to help out.