October 9, 2013
DeLaSalle Education Center will celebrate the completion of its new $8 million expansion and renovation project with a community Ribbon Cutting and Open House on the campus grounds at 3737 Troost Ave., Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, beginning at 4 p.m. A short presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m., with tours of the new Norman O. Sanders Wing and the renovated Kobets Wing immediately following.
This is the first significant building project for DeLaSalle since its inception in 1971. The project allows an increase to serve 300 students with an additional 13 full time staff, including 10 new teachers.
“The level of academic support has been elevated and the tools required for student learning, such as classroom technology and on-line learning software, are now available throughout the school. Thanks to the generous support of our many friends, the future looks very bright for DeLaSalle, and more importantly, our students,” said Mark Williamson, Executive Director of DeLaSalle.
The additions and improvements enhance an already exceptional education program by bolstering a teaching environment designed for student success. The construction project allows additional space to foster high aspirations to more adequately meet student needs. The project entitled “The DeLaSalle Impact” improves the three main focus areas utilized to teach DeLaSalle students including Personalized Education, Holistic Services and Workforce Development Through Experiential Learning.
The DeLaSalle Impact includes:
The new Norman O. Sanders wing provides an additional 18,000 sq. ft. of program space and a Troost Avenue entrance with a new address.
It took a team of partners to complete this significant expansion that included major financial and in-kind donations as well as a $5 million allocation of New Markets Tax Credits. Major funders of the project are The Hall Family Foundation and the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. They are joined by additional donors: City of Kansas City, MO, DST Systems, Inc., Financial Holding Corporation, HJM Architects, Inc., JE Dunn Construction Co., Kirk Family Foundation, LISC, Mark One Electric Co., Olsson Associates, The Sunderland Foundation, UMB, and William T. Kemper Foundation.
DeLaSalle is an innovative high school serving students from Kansas City’s urban core in need of an alternative to the traditional school. DeLaSalle provides a holistic environment that offers students an opportunity to improve learning and life skills.
Associate Director of Communications
DeLaSalle Education Center
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3737 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, Mo 64109
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