By Kristen Johanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A West Philadelphia elementary school is getting a much-needed makeover thanks to a top real estate development firm.

Inside the Morton McMichael School in the Mantua section of the city, dozens of volunteers drill, paint, clean and spackle.

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All thanks to the Goldenberg Group – their sixth year helping to improve Philadelphia schools around the region.

Principle Brian Wallace says the two major improvements are first, a multi-cultural room.

“Or a multi-purpose room, so that we can have places to teach them how to cook, as well as places to tutor them, and places for the audio/video equipment so we can have them meet as a whole-grade group,” he said.

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The other he says is a lounge for the school’s hardworking teachers.

“For the teachers to have a place to refresh, regroup and plan for the day,” Wallace said.

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All before the kids come back next week.

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“I don’t feel like this is a one time thing, I think this is more of a partnership where they are trying to invest in our school for the overall future, he said.