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.
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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.