THINK AGAIN - Providence Public Library announces major renovation.THINK AGAIN - Providence Public Library announces major renovation.
Petersburg Library Groundbreaking
First Place® OverviewFirst Place® is a new residential model in the heart of Phoenix opening doors to independence for individuals with autism and other special abilities. Visit http://firstplaceaz.org/
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center - New Brunswick, NJ - Ground Breaking CeremonyHurricane Productions provided stage design, production, audio, content creation and event management services for the NBPAC ground breaking ceremony.
St. Martin de Porres School - new neighborhood hopeFour days a week, students at St. Martin de Porres spend their time like any other High School student does: turning in homework, listening to their teachers lecture, and hurrying to finish their math exams. But one day a week, the students at St. Martin’s trade in their text books for a desk at one of over 150 local companies participating in the school’s Corporate Works Program. Add historic preservation, neighborhood engagement, and new facilities, and you have another amazing success story currently being written on Cleveland’s near-east side.
Explore! Community School to open Fall 2015The mission of Explore! Community School is to develop the love for learning, critical thinking, and communication skills of a diverse community of students as they master the academic and social emotional building blocks necessary for college and career success.
Drawing upon sponsor agency Martha O'Bryan Center's extensive experience in the community and the success of East End Preparatory School, Explore! Community School will become one of Nashville's highest achieving schools, a hallmark of what a school can be in terms of providing an excellent, joyful education for all children, regardless of socioeconomic, racial, and cultural background. The educational program of Explore! will be built upon the following key components:
- A culture of excellence and joy. We believe that when students are held to high standards and create works of excellence that they take pride in and ownership of, they realize their true potential, unlocking that capacity for excellence in every area of their loves. Children are born with a love for learning and we will cultivate that love by providing a joyful educational experience that encourages each student to explore their creativity and passions in a supportive and rigorous environment.
- Project-Based Learning. Daily, students will engage in hands on, real-life learning activities that reinforce taught skills and concepts while developing the critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity skills necessary for success in the 21st Century.
- Integrated character development. In order for students to be truly prepared for success, character traits such as self-control, perseverance, responsibility, empathy, and hope must be purposefully taught and encouraged. Explore! students will benefit from integrated character development that ensures they are equipped with the academic and developmental foundations to create excellence in every aspect of their life.
- K-8 school community. Explore! will create a supportive community of teachers and learners in which students at every grade level feel safe to take risks, express themselves, and strive towards excellence. This community will enable students in early adolescence to focus on developing the academic and character foundation necessary for success in high school in a familiar and supportive environment.
- Family engagement. At Explore! we enroll families, not just students, and will be responsive to families' needs and interests. Recognizing that caregivers are children's primary teachers, we will work purposefully to engage families and empower them to participate meaningfully in their child's education.
- Celebration of diversity. Our school community will reflect the diversity of Nashville and each student and family's unique background will be celebrated and utilized as an opportunity for learning. Our school depends upon approaching diversity as a strength-based model, learning from our differences as well as our shared experiences.
- Community programming. It is a high priority to engage with families and the community in which Explore! is located and to make them a significant part of the Explore! learning community. We will make it clear, through our school philosophy, design, policies, and practices, that we believe that children learn everywhere, all the time and that partnering with our families and the community is a critical element in student learning.
The W.G. Pearson CenterTake a tour of the W.G. Pearson center as we begin renovations. Student U will honor William Gaston Pearson, the building’s namesake, and preserve this historic building, while creating a better future for our community’s children.
Punxsutawney Health CenterPHN health center in Punxsutawney, PA
Kootenai Health Expansion ProjectKootenai Health is building a 3-story expansion set to open in early 2016. Learn more at kh.org/expansion.
New St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care opensThe new St. Ann Center provides community-based health and educational services for children and adults with disabilities. Subscribe to WISN on YouTube for more: http://bit.ly/1emE5YX
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RYSE CommonsYouth from RYSE experience the future of RYSE by viewing RYSE Commons in virtual reality and discussing their hopes and dreams for the future!
For more information and to donate: www.rysecenter.org/rysecommons
AMCREF The Goodwill Opportunity Campus
ChildSafe Salado Creek Campus
Springdale General Social Innovation CenterWith construction on The Center for Social Innovation moving along quickly, we wanted to take you on a tour to see all of the progress.
FCLF, Planning for Florida's Future: Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach CountyFlorida Community Loan Fund, FCLF, provides expertise and capital to help improve Florida's communities. With a loan from FCLF, Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County purchased its office building, freeing up resources that will directly benefit the community and low-income families.
King Street opening dayAfterschool Excellence kids enter King Street Center for the very first time...
Central Texas Food Bank uses NMTC
El Rio Community Health Center - Pascua Yaqui - After Project IMPACT: DiabetesThe El Rio Health Center's free clinic on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation serves a Native American population with more than 40% of people living below the federal poverty level.
In this video, community members discuss the type of care patients received during Project IMPACT: Diabetes and the role pharmacists played in improving people's health.
To learn more about Project IMPACT: Diabetes, visit www.aphafoundation.org.
Tour The New YMCA Anthony Bowenproduced for the YMCA Anthony Bowen by Killerspots. http://killerspots.com
YMCA Anthony Bowen is just months away from re-opening! In June 2013, our friends and neighbors will be reintroduced to a historic landmark that has inspired hope and health for 160 years. The eclectic, cultural and vibrant U Street corridor has a new epicenter for wellness and connection at 14th & W Streets, NW. The new facility will feature:
-100 pieces of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength equipment
-Heated 6-lane indoor pool with specialized aquatics programs and lap swimming
-A spacious group exercise studio with more than 100 signature classes, such as TRX, -Boxing, Zumba and Zero Base Gravity classes
-Rooftop terrace with a view of the city for classes, such as sunrise yoga and sunset cycling, and fun events
-A teaching kitchen where you can learn popular approaches to preparing nutritious meals from premier area chefs
-A living garden wall where healthy food goes from our garden to your table
-The latest 2-Story Rock Climbing Wall with customized climbing routes for all levels
-A mind and body studio with authentic, holistic and varied yoga, and other mindful classes to rejuvenate your spirit
-One of the city's largest and most unique Cycling Studios
-A cafe with refreshing, healthy drinks and snacks
-Youth Development Center with programs committed to the mental and physical well-being of your child. Youth programs include art appreciation, music, active play, nutrition, STEM education and Youth & Government.
-1,500 sq. ft. conference center with A/V and team-building areas
-And much more!
Citi: Making a Difference on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South DakotaRockyford Community School, a new and much improved, learning environment, will provide new classrooms to 500 Pre-K to 8th grade students starting with the 2012-2013 school year.
Located 56 miles from Rapid City and 28 miles north of Manderson on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Rockyford Community School, part of the Shannon County School District, will enjoy a $17 million addition that includes a new gymnasium, 13 new classrooms, an updated kitchen and multifunctional areas.
Funding for the school was made through a partnership between Citi Community Capital, Citi's community development lending and investing group, and Dakotas America, a community development group working in rural, highly distressed low-income communities.
Hornell YMCA Community ImpactThe Y has an impact on many aspects of our community, from scholarship assistance and meeting space to a variety of programs for people of all ages.This Animoto video was created by students in the Hornell Intermediate School's 6th grade technology class and their teacher, Linda Walter.
WSHC - New FacilityPublished on Feb 20, 2014
The Whittier Street Health Center, a 75-year-old, nonprofit community health clinic in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, involved the new construction of a six-story, 78,900-square-foot community health facility. Enterprise provided $15 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to the project.
The new facility replaces 33,000 square-feet of leased space in the same neighborhood and allows Whittier to serve a larger number of patients and expands the types of services offered. The project nearly doubles the size of Whittier's clinical operations and includes complementary health services in partnership with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Whittier Pharmacy and a physical therapy office.
Genesis LA Spotlight Series - Elysian Valley Creative Campus
My Home, Mi CasaThrough a partnership with Jovenes Inc., Genesis LA is purchasing scattered site residential properties in East LA to form a portfolio of more than 40 supportive housing units for at-risk young adults. This project is embarking on a new affordable housing model, which includes no public capital and no operating subsidy. The housing will serve homeless and very low-income youth between the ages of 18 and 25, and will include a unique "equity-share" program that will add to the financial self-sufficiency of the youth.
Street Squash, a New Markets Tax Credit Success StoryStreetSquash, located in Harlem, is an innovative and successful urban youth enrichment program that was founded in 1999. StreetSquash combines academic activities, college preparation, community service, mentoring, and squash for boys and girls ages 9-18 to help them graduate from high school and move on to active and productive lives.
Thanks to $6.5 million in NMTC financing provided by HEDC New Markets, Inc., StreetSquash expanded into a 19,000 square foot facility in Harlem, NY in November 2008. The new facility has allowed StreetSquash to serve more than 750 Harlem public school children each year, providing 4 classrooms and a library, as well as 8 squash courts, a workout area, locker rooms, and administrative offices. StreetSquash was able to expand its after-school program to serve more 160 children annually; provide College Prep Program to 100 students annually; expand the Summer Discovery and Youth Employment Program to serve over 300 students annually; create an Alumni Outreach Program for nearly 100 high school graduates; and launch the Physical Education for Public Schools Program that serves over 750 students annually through daytime squash instruction gym programs.
Now that it has the physical capacity to serve more students, the organization added six full-time positions and fifteen part-time positions − two of which are filled by parents who live in the neighborhood. StreetSquash also doubled its volunteer base to 100 so that it can serve more students. Outside of organizational growth, the new building has increased StreetSquash’s efficiency, bolstered the organization’s external credibility, encouraged cohesion and community building, and improved students’ experiences of their physical surroundings. By investing in a center that expands operations and improves participants’ experiences, StreetSquash serves as a true community asset.
Building Mountain Park's Gateway ClinicMountain Park Health Care employees discuss the construction of the new Gateway Clinic.
Time Lapse video by UEB Builders
"Life of Riley" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Al. Neyer, Inc. & Kay Geiger Announce Revitalization of Historic Vernon ManorAl. Neyer, Inc. & Mayor Mark Mallory Announce Revitalization of Historic Vernon Manor
Cincinnatis Al. Neyer, Inc. to start construction on $37 million adaptive reuse/renovation of historic landmark April 2010
Cincinnati, Ohio (April 13, 2010) It takes nine partnering organizations, $37 million and a lot of cooperation and perseverance to re-adapt an iconic 1920s hotel as an office anchor for an urban neighborhoods revitalization efforts. Especially in this economy.
But, in Cincinnati, Ohio the project and investor teams have aligned for the 2010 construction start that transforms the former Vernon Manor hotel, where President John F. Kennedy and the Beatles once stayed, into office space for world-renowned Cincinnati Childrens Hospitals continuing growth.
The hotel sits in the heart of a central Cincinnati neighborhood called Avondale, which has struggled with revitalization efforts.
City of Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. joined State of Ohio Regional Director Brewster Rhoads and Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center President and CEO Michael Fisher April 13 in a public celebration of the redevelopment team, schedule, and financing in place.
The new Vernon Manor offices will accommodate more than 600 employees from Cincinnati Childrens, creating new capacity for the medical center to expand at other locations, including its main campus. Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center has signed a 17-year lease.
The repurposing of the Vernon Manor follows our GO Cincinnati strategy, which focuses on developing the life sciences and health care sectors that are creating significant job growth in the next 10 years, according to Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory.
Al. Neyer will start renovation work on the 171,000 square-foot, seven-story building this month. Work on a 440-car parking garage begins July 2010. City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr., said the retained jobs from Cincinnati Childrens contribute $600,000 in annual earnings tax revenue, while the new jobs created from this expansion are likely to contribute over $800,000.
The City of Cincinnati and State of Ohio partnered on a financial assistance package worth $7.1 million to the redevelopment, including a $10.5 million public parking garage. This agreement has the City purchasing and owning the parking garage for 25 years, utilizing tax-increment financing through the Corryville neighborhood. State of Ohio has approved $7.5 million in loans that will be used to finance the garage construction as the city pays for the garage over the 25-year period. Al. Neyer will operate and manage the garage.
Al. Neyer, Inc. Executive Vice President Laura Brunner said garnering state, city and community support early on for the complex redevelopment, working with tenant Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center on project goals, and successfully pitching project ownership to local African-American investment leadership group REEAAL, LLC., are accomplishments that will transcend the initial success of this project for decades to come.This project is a key economic development project that will both be an anchor in the Avondale community and expand the capabilities of Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, which means more jobs, according to Mayor Mark Mallory. It also fits into our GO Cincinnati economic development strategy as a employment sector that will be growing over the next several years.
FCLF and CFHC: Building Blocks for Low Income HealthcareFlorida Community Loan Fund, FCLF, provides expertise and capital to help drive positive economic and social change in low-income communities. With financing from FCLF and the New Markets Tax Credit, NMTC, Program, Central Florida Health Care, CFHC, is addressing healthcare needs of low-income Floridians. Together we are providing building blocks for Florida communities.
Reznick Group Case Study - E. L. Haynes Charter SchoolLearn how Reznick Group is helping the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School expand its educational programs using New Markets Tax Credits allocations. www.reznickgroup.com
Ed Roberts Campus Case StudyThe Ed Roberts Campus a universally designed, transit-oriented campus in Berkeley, California housing a number of organizations focused on people with disabilities. Learn how Reznick Group's New Markets Tax Credit Program experience helped create this world-class facility for the disabled.
Case Study: Brockton Neighborhood Health CenterLearn about Reznick Reznick Group's role in the NMTC financing of this low-income community health center. In addition to serving the healthcare needs of Brockton, Mass. residents, it is also the largest employer in the city.
Case study: Houston Food BankLearn how the NMTC Program has helped the Houston Food Bank improve its operations in serving 137,000 people every week.
Case Study: Camillus HouseLearn how CohnReznick's NMTC experience helped a dedicated team create a state-of-the art facility for the homeless in Miami-Dade, Florida.
Wells Fargo delivers mental health and addiction services in PortlandThe Old Town Recovery Center is now open to those with mental health and addiction challenges in Portland, Ore., thanks to New Markets Tax Credit financing through Wells Fargo. Learn more about our high-impact lending and investments in communities nationwide at https://www.wellsfargo.com/nmtc.
TRF Project Profile: The Green SchoolIn 2008, The Reinvestment Fund (TRF -- http://www.trfund.com) helped finance the acquisition and renovation of a former parochial school building to house The Green School of Baltimore, an elementary charter school that uses the environment and community as a context for learning.
TRF's 2008 financing included New Markets Tax Credit eligible capital and a TRF energy loan, which supported energy measures which are expected to lower long-term facility operating costs and perfectly aligns with the Green School's focus on cultivating healthy, active and environmentally conscious students. The facility has a garden where students learn not only how to plant and care for fresh produce but also how to cook delicious, healthy meals that the whole family can enjoy.
In their new space, The Green School has grown to serve 150 elementary students grades K-5 now with a full outdoor playground area and indoor physical education room to help the school continue to keep students active.
Greater Kansas City LISC: The Children's Campus of Kansas CityThe Children's Campus of Kansas City is a multi-use facility that will house service agencies that support families and children. Greater KC LISC and LISC's New Markets Support Company provided $14 million in New Markets Tax Credit to the project. It will open in early 2010.
For more information: http://www.lisc.org/kansascity/
CASA de Maryland Opens with Enterprise SupportU.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin (Md.) were among the special guests who helped cut the ribbon on CASA de Maryland's newly expanded and renovated multicultural center in Langly Park, Md. Through an investment partnership with Bank of America, Enterprise helped finance the green property with $7.9 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation. It was a festive celebration!
St. Anthony Foundation -- What Works | LIIF Annual ReportLIIF's investment in What Works is helping St. Anthony Foundation expand to serve a million free meals each year in a new dining facility in San Francisco, CA.
Visit http://www.liifund.org/annual-report to watch more videos and learn more about the people and places LIIF has supported over the last year.
A Community Impact Film, Neshoba County General HospitalNew Markets Tax Credit success story. Video by SECDE Ventures, LLC (http://www.secdeventures.com/) and WaterWorth, LLC
Ron Wyden Tours Head Start Financed by NMTCUnited States Senator Ron Wyden applauded the success of an $18 million investment in federal and state New Markets Tax Credits for Albina Head Start.
The investment—a partnership with National Community Fund, a Community Development Entity affiliated with United Fund Advisors, — will enable Albina Head Start to lower its debt burden and expand services to low-income families. The investment consists of $10 million in federal and $8 million in state New Markets Tax Credits.
Case Study: Home of the InnocentsLearn how the New Markets Tax Credit program helped to expand this Louisville, KY facility serving 3,900 children.
Community Health Care -- What Works | LIIF Annual ReportLIIF's investment in What Works is enabling Community Health Care to serve over 17,000 patients annually in a new regional health care center in Tacoma, WA.
Visit http://www.liifund.org/annual-report to watch more videos and learn more about the people and places LIIF has supported over the last year.