The newest basketball gymnasium in the South Bronx recently housed its first event of many to come—a celebration for the long-anticipated opening of the hybrid community school and center it was part of. Spacious hallways, a gleaming cafeteria, expanded science room, art room, dedicated dance studio, music room, library/media center, and sleek meeting rooms round out the state-of-the-art building where the scholars of Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School and their families will continue to receive a sustained commitment from Children’s Aid, one years in the making.
“It’s the promise of designing and delivering a school and a program equal to the dreams and aspirations of our families and scholars,” Casey Vier, principal of CACPS said at the event. “A promise to provide students with a rigorous core instructional program supported by expanded learning opportunities and a comprehensive set of student support services.”
The opening of the Children’s Aid Bronx Community School solidifies a 20-year partnership with the South Bronx community—work made possible with the support of community leaders like New York State Assembly member Marcos Crespo and City Council member Rafael Salamanca Jr., both of whom were in attendance at the school opening.
The new building joins the Next Generation Center, a full-service clinic, and our office for preventive resources all located along Southern Boulevard that together create a comprehensive hub of Children’s Aid services for a dozen public community schools in the neighborhood.
“That’s what Children’s Aid is all about,” said president and CEO Phoebe Boyer. “Forging partnerships with communities by listening, building trust, and leveraging our resources to knock down the barriers that stand in the way of lifelong success.”