From the Dust of Vacant Hi-Rise to National Safety Model

By August 4, 2014 School Violence, Security

cebRecently, TAL Global partnered with the Longwood Foundation to help transform the new Community Education Building (CEB), located in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, by turning it from a vacant bank headquarters into a state-of-the-art, safe and secure educational center, where thousands of K-12 pupils in multiple charter schools can focus and realize their academic goals.

The challenge that TAL Global’s experts faced was threefold:

  1. Converting an 11-story, abandoned bank building into a safe and secure educational environment designed to serve thousands of pupils of multiple grades, in multiple schools.
  2. Designing a safe and secure environment that will allow students, parents and staff to arrive, work, study, and leave the CEB in complete safety, despite its location, documented as one of the highest crime areas in the United States.
  3. Engaging an entire community, government, commercial, educational, police, emergency workers and non-profit organizations to support and champion this effort to make the CEB into a beacon of excellence.

This is the story of how it was done, and what we learned from this exciting and challenging experience. Click HERE to download a case study of the CEB project.

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