MBA Students to Build Leadership Skills While Constructing Bicycles for Local Children

August 24, 2010
36 Bikes Will Be Assembled and Delivered to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Children, Aug. 25

As part of their Leadership Residency, second-year MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will participate in The Leadership Institute’s Build-A-Bike workshop, benefitting 36 children from the Hopkins and Richard England Clubhouse #14 Branches of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.

The activity will take place Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 3:15 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rafik B. Hariri Building on the Georgetown University campus. Media who wish to cover the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, at or (202) 687-4080.
During the workshop, teams of MBA students will work together to solve specific challenges in order to acquire the parts that are necessary to build the bicycles. The exercise will emphasize brainstorming, problem-solving, communications, collaboration, and teamwork skills among the MBA students. At the end of the day, 36 bicycles will be donated to children from Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. Learn more about the Leadership Institute online at
Leadership is one of the four pillars of the MBA experience at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and the Leadership Residency kicks off the school year for returning MBA students. Throughout the week, students develop a personal leadership plan, drawing upon their summer internship experiences and long-term goals. To help connect their personal leadership plans to organizational success, students interact with a number of high-ranking corporate and government leaders. Finally, they study leadership cases and in-depth interviews with company CEOs.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington is one of the largest affiliates of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCGW serves nearly 21,000 children in 18 clubs, three outreach centers, and a summer camp all located in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Through a variety of educational, sports, and recreation, health, arts, and character development programs, BGCGW creates a positive environment where children are encouraged to develop their ambitions and turn them into reality. BGCGW helps boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character, and acquire skills that prepare them for school and for life as productive, civic-minded, and responsible adults. For more information on programs, please call (202) 540-2300 or visit