With a record of impressive success in connecting urban charter schools in New York City with their neighborhoods, Ms. Aretha Miller, Wilmington’s Community Education Building (CEB) new CEO is ready to take the ambitious project to its next stage: rallying the whole community behind this leading-edge educational project.
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.
Opening its doors in August 2014, TAL Global’s team of experts helped the CEB achieve three unique objectives:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
With construction complete, the primary focus moves towards academics, which is why Ms. Miller was brought on board. Read the complete story, which was featured on the front page of The News Journal on November 14, 2014.