TRP has partnered with Gads Hill Center to leverage $6.3 million in public and private investment to start construction on an 18,000 sq. ft. early learning center for Brighton Park—the Chicago community most in need of early learning opportunities. The new center is set to open in fall 2018 and will create 40 new fulltime jobs while serving 120 children and their families each year furthering TRP’s long-term collaboration with Gads Hill Center, the owner and operator of the facility.
Providing quality early education represents an essential part of empowering families. By partnering with Gads Hill to create new assets that increase access to quality early childhood education for so many children, we enable families to develop upward mobility. This opportunity combined with affordable housing and job creation leads to a transformative impact at the family level. To date, TRP has contributed to this transformation by creating more affordable housing and community commercial space comprised of early childhood centers, schools, and various facilities to support low-income families.
The new facility will also add value to the Brighton Park neighborhood by converting a blighted building along a business corridor on Archer Avenue into a community asset. Rather than detracting from the area, it will now serve as a hub that will enable families to succeed through educational access and success.
In addition to The Resurrection Project, we would like to thank the following investment partners and design/build team members: MB Financial, Chicago Development Fund, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, JGMA, and GMA Construction Group.