Additional details concerning the Seward Park Project are continuing to come in this morning. We’re learning that an Educational Alliance pilot program, the country’s first two-generation school for low income families, will have a place in the big LES development.
The non-profit organization, one of the neighborhood’s oldest, is a community partner with a Seward Park developer, Taconic Investment Partners. The College Access and Success Program provides early childhood education (via Early Head Start and Head Start) to children “while also engaging their parents in educational programming and a variety of other supportive services leading to college enrollment and, ultimately, to graduation.” It also supports parents while they’re in school and prepares them for college. The program was created to help break the cycle of inter-generational poverty.
Taconic is a real estate firm that has built and redeveloped 12 million square feet of commercial office and mixed-use space and more than 3000 units of housing in New York since 1997. The firm has been very active in the Meatpacking District in recent years.
Click here to read more about the Educational Alliance program or watch the video posted below: