The Freedom School has offered so much for so many people and for the young scholars at NCCF’s newest facility The Kennedy Short-Term Family Housing, it has been an escape. We’ve made it a place where you are truly free to jump, shout, run, write, sing, explore talents, and be the best you possible. But, while we are grateful to everyone at The Kennedy for housing us, the space wasn’t the ideal place to push our scholars’ imagination and potential to the limit.
It is a pleasure to announce that as of Jan. 7th, we were blessed with a space that exceeds our wildest expectations. Our new home located at The Church of the Holy Comforter, an Episcopal Church is just four blocks from The Kennedy Street location. Now all the scholars in Levels 1, 2, and 3 have a space to call their own, including classroom libraries, decorations, and expectations. With plenty of room for Harambee, which is held in the multi-purpose room, we’ve been able to get as loud and as excited as we want. Our scholars often have “full throttle” competitions known as “Minute-to-Win-It.” The children also have the opportunity to visit the onsite library that houses a few thousand books. We are delighted to share that since the transition to our new location we’ve awarded 16 scholars with perfect attendance certificates.
Our partner at The Church of the Holy Comforter, Rev. Charles Wynder Jr., has been a major supporter in our relocation. He has personally ensured it was a smooth and easy transition and we are so grateful to him and his parish for the new home and the opportunity to engage new community partners.