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Posted On: 2013-07-04
On Friday, July 19th at 9:30am, Children First Academy (CFA) will host the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for a newly-renovated 52,000 sq ft. state of the art campus. The new campus will serve up to 750 students, Kindergarten through 9th grade, adding a grade level each year. The school serves a unique student population of which the vast majority are homeless and at extreme risk, with 100% live below the poverty line. According to the Arizona Department of Education, in the 2011-2012 school years there were 18,305 homeless students living in Maricopa County and 31,415 statewide. The need for high quality education coupled with unique special services for homeless students continues to increase. The current 17,000 sq. ft. Phoenix CFA campus was no longer adequate either in size or quality of facilities needed for CFA to fulfill its mission. The event is open to the public.
- Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
- Arizona Department of Education Superintendent John Huppenthal
- Former State Senator Jerry Lewis
- 96.9 MIX radio host Mathew Blades
Friday, July 19, 2013 at 9:30 am
Children First Academy, 1648 S 16th Street, Phoenix (NW corner 16th St & Mohave, two blocks south of Buckeye Road).
Children First Academy (CFA) two campuses in Phoenix and Tempe, is the nation's largest school for homeless and at risk children. Both CFA campuses are currently enrolling for the new school year, which begins August 5, 2013. To RSVP for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony email RSVP@edkey.org or call (480) 236-0111. To learn more about the school or to make a monetary donation, contact Sharyn Logue at firstname.lastname@example.org.