City Paper reports on BACA’s post on JF Cook

With Latin American Youth Center Booted from J.F. Cook School, Youthbuild Seeks New Partner
Posted by Lydia DePillis on Aug. 15, 2011 at 8:01 am

What could have been, at the J.F. Cook School. (Weincek and Associates)

In the end, after all the protesting and petitioning and lobbying of city officials, it appears that the Latin American Youth Center’s proposal to house at-risk young people at the J.F. Cook school in Truxton Circle has finally died. That leaves the other non-profit working on the project, Youthbuild Public Charter School, in a tough spot: Although neighbors didn’t have a problem with their plan for classrooms and offices, LAYC brought most of the cash for renovations, in the form of grants, tax credits, and loans. With LAYC out of the picture, Youthbuild needs someone else willing to walk that long road with them all over again, and has issued a Request for Information on potential new partners.

Read the rest of the article here: With Latin American Youth Center Booted from J.F. Cook School, Youthbuild Seeks New Partner – Housing Complex – Washington City Paper.

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Caryn is a resident of Washington DC, and a homeowner in Truxton Circle, Dunbar Shaw, East Shaw, ANC5C01. She's interested in international policy, communications, art, theater, yoga, dogs and running.
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