Walker breaks new ground! Much excitement and many in attendance at the groundbreaking of the Nancy C. Lincoln Center at Beacon High School

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The ceremonial groundbreaking of the Nancy C. Lincoln Center was held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Beacon High School in Watertown, MA, with 65 people in attendance. Beacon High School is a program of Walker, and provides students with a therapeutic school environment.

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We celebrate the beginning of a new era of Beacon High School, and in so doing we are also honoring Nancy C. Lincoln's life-changing work and powerful legacy.

The ceremonial groundbreaking of the Nancy C. Lincoln Center was held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Beacon High School in Watertown, MA, with 65 people in attendance. Beacon High School is a program of Walker, and provides students with a therapeutic school environment.

When completed in 2015, the Nancy C. Lincoln Center will offer state-of-the-art facilities that will transform the learning experience and support the success of hundreds of emotionally and psychologically challenged youth. The flexibly designed 7,400 square foot Center will house a new gym, class rooms, and meeting space for transitional counseling, and a modern bright art room, which will be at the heart of the School.

The goal of the Nancy C. Lincoln Center is to create a future platform to more effectively support current students, and to provide services to adolescents from surrounding communities, as well as from across Massachusetts, who are struggling with psychiatric and academic challenges. In addition, the Center will honor Nancy C. Lincoln, Director Emerita of Beacon High School, and Beacon's distinguished former director of almost 40 years.

In her opening remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony, Susan Getman, Walker's President and CEO, stated, “We celebrate the beginning of a new era of Beacon High School, and in so doing we are also honoring Nancy C. Lincoln's life-changing work and powerful legacy. Having been the Director of Beacon High School and its ancestor, 'New Perspectives' for almost 40 years, Nancy has touched countless young lives in ways that inspired them, and helped them to strive toward goals they had dared not hope for.”

The idea for the Nancy C. Lincoln Center has been in the planning stages for a number of years since Beacon High School moved to Watertown in 2006. The hope was then, as it is now, for the Center to add to Beacon High School's current square footage of 20,388, for the purpose of enhancing the existing campus, and taking it to a new level.

Walker is actively raising funds to complete the $2.4 Million dollar project. Through the generous support of individuals and foundations, Walker has raised nearly one half of the $2.4 million dollars necessary to complete the Nancy C. Lincoln Center. Interested supporters are encouraged to contact Walker to learn more about this exciting project.

ABOUT WALKER:
Walker is a nonprofit organization that provides supportive environments for children, teens, and families through an array of academic programs and therapeutic services. Each year, Walker directly serves more than 2,000 children on the Needham and Watertown campuses, impacting an additional 33,000 children and families through trainings and consultation services.

PHOTO DESCRIPTION
Front Row, from left to right:
Roger A. Stone, RBS Citizens Senior Vice President, Nancy C. Lincoln, Director Emerita of Beacon High School, David Donato, Walker Superintendent of Facilities, Steve Magoon, Watertown Director of Community Development & Planning, Benjamin W. Thorndike, Chairman, Walker Board of Directors, Irwin M. Yanowitz, Bowdoin Construction President, Christopher T. Keeley, Bowdoin Construction Vice President, Client Development.

Back row, from left to right:
Susan M. Getman, Walker President & CEO, Steven Tannenbaum, Walker Board of Directors, Mary Howard, Director of Beacon High School, Bill Walsh, Bowdoin Construction Construction Superintendent, Brian T. Collins, Bowdoin Construction Vice President/General Manager.

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