Volunteers help the Academy of Warren to put a new face to their charter school
WARREN, MI – On August 10th through the 14th over 100 volunteers will be working at the Academy of Warren to help remodel their currently run-down facilities. With the help of 200 gallons of paint donated from MASCO, the staff of CS Partners, an anonymous $100,000 donation and help of parents, teachers and supporters – the school will be getting a major facelift next week.
The school building, located near the intersection of 8 Mile and Schoenher, was authorized by Bay Mills Community College in 2005. The original founders remolded the old Farmer Jack’s and Frank’s Nursery buildings on the site. “Our students deserve a school building that is clean, functional and safe. And with the generous help of many organizations and volunteers, our school community is going have it when they return to the classrooms next month” said Executive Director, Eric Graves. “The building has been vandalized many times and is badly in need of repairs, and unfortunately, there is no public funding available for buildings and maintenance for charter schools.”
The Academy of Warren, where over 90% of attending students come from low-income families, is in need of additional supplies and monetary donations to help with their end-of-summer remodeling project entitled, “Fresh Start New Beginnings, A September to Remember.” The building location is in a very poor area of Warren that borders an equally poor, blighted section of Detroit. The school outperforms the majority of their neighboring schools, and is crucial to the students in the area who are desperate for a better choice and quality education. This renovation is important in allowing for these underprivileged students return to school with a fresh, clean environment.
Partners and sponsors are still needed, if you would like to make a monetary or supplies donation, or if you just wish to sign up to volunteer, please contact Renae or Todd at 810-229-5145 or firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com.
CS Partners has been working with charter schools in Michigan since 1996 offering high quality diverse choices for parents in order to serve the unique needs of every child in urban, rural and suburban areas in Michigan. Value is placed on partnerships with schools, parents, students, boards of directors, authorizers and others working with charter schools, trying to make a difference in the lives of children every day. More information about CS Partners can be found at www.charterschoolpartners.com.
Academy of Warren offers free tuition, all day kindergarten, breakfast and lunch programs, extended programs, athletics, computer lab and library. Limited spaces are available for kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information contact the school at (586) 552-8010 or visit their website http://www.academyofwarren.net