at Celebrate the Center!
SVSF Center reveals that it has purchased a new home!
Due to the growth that the Center has experienced in the last several years, the Board and staff have also been doing an extraordinary amount of strategic planning for our future. We want to ensure that all of this expansion is sustainable and is of true service to the community. We have more services that we want to add, and we want to be able to handle a larger capacity for our existing programs.
While leasing made sense in prior years, the Center is simply out of space. After review of options, careful cost analysis and review of the real estate market, we realized that we would have to find a new home for the Center. As a result, the Center has purchased property in the City of Detroit that will meet all of our needs, be affordable, AND be sustainable.
In other words, we found our “Magic Unicorn“
- Phase 1: enable the Center to renovate the building for its use and relocate in late Summer, 2022.
- Phase 2: continue the Dare to Dream Capital Campaign to fully renovate the building over the next several years, tentatively scheduled for 2024. Watch the video below to see our vision for the future!
More information will be shared in the coming months!
To our valued friends and partners in the community, we all have had our share of the concerns and anxieties during this global crisis. But hopefully, you have seen just as many acts of genuine kindness, consideration and bonding over this universal situation. People putting their own health at risk to help others in so many ways and helping each other to find our common humanity.
We want you to know that St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center has not stopped working for a minute! We have been very busy checking on our students and families, making sure that they have what they need, if only a friendly voice to say that we care about them in their isolation. But we have also been helping them take advantage of the Stay-at-Home order to further their studies. This is essentially important with the historic amount of residents filing for unemployment and assistance. NOW is the time to take advantage of available time to help improve their lives when we emerge from this situation. Since the start of the pandemic, the SVSF Team has continued providing services to approximately 325 students and families for both our Children and Adult Programs
and with our dedicated volunteers, are ready to do more!
We are pleased to announce that we are OPENING ENROLLMENT
for our Children and Adult Programs
! Both programs will be accepting students on a first come, first-served basis for the duration of the Stay-at-Home directives, until we are able to re-open the Center. Each program will enroll students for either online or off-line tutoring (that will be done remotely, not in-person):
For more information, please call between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday:
Children’s Program: Please call Melissa Gonzales at (313) 495-0473 (for students that are in grades 1-5 as of April 2020)
Adult Program: Please call Aubrey Williams at (313) 969-3870 (for adults 18 or older, seeking their GED/High School Equivalency)
Due to anticipated volume, please allow 2 business days for calls to be returned.
Our Mission – We provide educational programs, basic skill building and academic enhancement for at-risk children and adults, designed to build self-sufficiency skills for academic and employment success, personal achievement and dignity.
I was in a department store this weekend and noticed all the graduation cards. I realized that another year of school was coming to a close. Students are graduating again. We, too, are getting ready for our own virtual graduation ceremony at SVSF Center. It is a time to reflect upon our accomplishments and dreams.
Click the logo above to take the GED® Challenge and “stand in the shoes” of a student trying to pass the GED® Test.
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