When we first set our eyes on the abandoned McGregor Elementary School building, we just knew that God had plans for this campus. From brick to boulder, we wanted to see this property reclaimed to provide another venue of hope, light, and community. First, we cut the grass, and did some other necessary landscaping to provide a great outdoor space for recreation and sports for our youth. We partnered with many churches, individuals, and even organizations, such as Nike, and Kresge, and for the past several years, have been able to host our sports programs here at Boulder Park, as it is known to our community. We have also hosted our annual Tent Week here in this beautiful space.
But what about the abandoned building?
Once riddled with extensive water damage, vandalism, graffiti, and corrosion, we worked with construction professionals and architects to see just how much of this building we could Reclaim. We ripped away what was beyond repair, and fortified that which was redeemable. We met with education professionals to find who might be the perfect partner for us to provide a quality early childhood learning experience to families in Regent Park. This place is state of the art! Perhaps the finest facility of its kind in the area, we are so excited that this will be open exclusively to Regent Park residents, including a parent’s hub, with a computer and wifi where parents can conduct job searches, develop resumes, and check email.
Thank you for partnering with us financially! Opportunities like this don’t come to this community without help from great people like you who long to see hope restored here!