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posted Aug 26, 2013, 2:30 PM by Lisa Kreinbring   [ updated Aug 26, 2013, 2:30 PM ]
GVSU Beautification Site Grant Brings Together Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School Volunteers to Create Outdoor Learning Opportunities and Clean Up Nearby Spaces

DETROIT, Mich., August 26, 2013 – Tomorrow Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School’s 384 students and their teachers will get new opportunities for outdoor learning -- and there’s a bright spot for neighbors too. Working together, two dozen volunteers will create a sensory learning garden, assemble a heavy-duty picnic table in the schoolyard, plant flowers to welcome families back to school, and clean up nearby spaces in the school’s Detroit neighborhood. HFA: Elementary School is one of six Grand Valley State University-authorized charter schools to receive a $1,500 beautification site grant from the University. The school opened in September 2012 and serves students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. By transforming a 1908 historic Arts and Crafts building into a Thompson Foundation 90/90 School with high expectations for academic and personal achievement, HFA: Elementary School is once again providing educational opportunity and serving as an anchor for the greater Boston-Edison area. Excellent Schools Detroit recently recognized the newly-opened school with a “Promising” rating.

WHAT: Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School Beautification Day


Curtis Lewis, Ph.D., Principal, Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School

Michael Cousins, Media Coordinator, Grand Valley State University

Students, staff, family and community volunteers

WHEN: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 

9:00 am Kickoff / 9:30 am Beautification Work Begins / 12:00 am Celebratory Lunch

WHERE: 10225 Third Street, Detroit 48202. Television live truck parking available.

RSVP: Please contact Lisa Kreinbring, HFLI Communications, if you plan to attend.

Lisa Kreinbring 
Henry Ford Learning Institute
248-259-4066 cell

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