Thanks to the generous support of our Capital Campaign donors, we were able to move our Young Adult Learning Center into a beautifully renovated space last November. The new YALC includes a student lounge and library, a fully-featured computer lab, and a large space for our building-trades program run in cooperation with the Home Builders Institute. New windows on the west elevation bring natural light into the space, greatly improving the learning environment for teachers and students alike. We began Phase Two of our major renovation in April and are now several months into the process of transforming our High School space into a state-of-the-art learning facility. The new space will include upgraded network infrastructure, bright, new finishes, an expanded healthcare suite, and more space for individualized instruction and wrap-around services. Over the summer, the construction team will also be building two new science labs for the chemistry and biology classes.
When the project is completed this fall, the Maya Angelou Schools will benefit from a revitalized building ready to serve our families and the neighborhood for decades to come. Everything from computer networks and intercoms to parking and windows will be improved.
We are grateful to our supporters, partners, staff, students, and families for making this project possible. The entire organization is looking forward to spending the 2014-15 school year and beyond in a facility that was truly built for and supports the Maya Way. – Chris Tessone, Chief Operating Officer, See Forever Foundation