We believe this partnership with Springfield Public Schools will provide many benefits to members, families, and the community. We anticipate:
Providing a high-quality, targeted before and after school program for kids who are currently underserved and at-risk. This program is balanced to allow members to feel safe, have fun, receive a hot meal, and engage in a vast number of learning opportunities.
Increasing math and ELA test scores. We understand the needs at Williams Elementary and with targeted programs, we intend to improve test scores and cultivate a love for learning after school.
Exposing at-risk children to the importance of environmental awareness and sustainability, ethical leadership and civic engagement, workforce development, healthy lifestyles, and outdoor time through intentional programming, field trips, and meaningful opportunities.
Continuing the aligned partnership that mutually benefits the each entity.
With the recent bond issue passing, we have the opportunity to strengthen our partnership with Springfield Public Schools. Williams Elementary will be undergoing a renovation and reconstruction. We have the opportunity to build a Club, similar to the Sertoma Unit, at Williams.
Enrollment: Will be 100 Pre-K and 350 K-5
F/R Lunch Rate: 87%,
ELA Below: 48% and Math Below: 46%
Feeder: Hillcrest High School
Neighborhood: Tom Watkins
Median Household Income: $28,271
Below Poverty Level: 40%
College Graduation or Higher: 7%
City Zone: One
November 2019: Campaign Committee Formation
November 2019-May 2020: Design & Bid
January 2020-August 2021: Campaign Runs
June 2020-May 2021: Construction
August 2021: Club Opens
Architect fees: $40,000
Two-Year Operations Budget: $550,000