Cook School Community Meeting – Wednesday, Oct 13 6pm

See this message from Angie Rodgers:

YouthBuild Public Charter School and Latin American Youth Center will host a community meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 6 pm – 7 pm, about the planned redevelopment of the J. F. Cook School (30 – 44 P Street NW).  The currently abandoned school is planned to be redeveloped into a mixed-use property that will provide affordable housing for young, working adults aged 18 – 24, educational opportunities and job training for youth aged 16 – 24, and meeting spaces for the community.  YBPCS and LAYC will be on hand along with the development team to answer questions and gather feedback about the project.

The Cook School will be the second campus for YBPCS (the original is in Columbia Heights), and will allow the organization to serve 150 additional students per year.  Too many District youth drop out of DC Public Schools each year.  The J. F. Cook School will serve young adults who have not found success in traditional public schools.

LAYC currently operates multiple affordable housing properties, and the Cook School will add 20 more units to the stock.  DC has 1,400 homeless youth, and only about 100 beds to shelter them. The Cook School Campus will provide affordable housing for young adults, aged 18 – 24, in addition to services that will support their transition to successful adulthood.

Join us on October 13th to learn more about the project.  Email project @ with questions, comments and/or concerns.

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