Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Community Center Held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy

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The Ceremony Conducted by St. Elizabeth Leaders and Volunteers of the Advanced Ed. Leadership Program ALP7 as a Part of Their Legacy Project and Contribution to the Community

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Our goal is to empower students to discover their potential, live their passions and own their futures

St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy, a private Catholic school that specializes in educating students from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade, recently announced that it conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil a new community center for families of the school. The school’s principal, teachers, students, and alumni joined leaders and volunteers of the Advanced Ed. Leadership Program ALP Team7 to perform the ceremony at the school’s location in Ozone Park, Queens on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 6 p.m.

For over 20 years, the students of St. Elizabeth’s attended an afterschool program in a huge and beautiful space. However, the building has become old and dated—it is now 101 years old. Advanced Education Leadership Program Team 7 wanted to present the students with a warm and vibrant place to have their afterschool program, so the group decided to improve the setting by painting a beautiful mural; creating a reading corner, music center, and study area; replacing tables and chairs; adding plants to the windows; installing a projector and screen; repainting the walls; and restoring the basement bowling alley, originally built in 1921. The renovated community center will also be used to host community members and alumni events.

“St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy Legacy Project is another example of what individuals who come together in a community are able to accomplish because of their dedication, team work, and love for their children and their community,” stated Michael Englese, a St. Elizabeth Alumni and ALP Team 7 volunteer.

Founded in 1885, St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy has prided itself on its commitment to educating future Catholic leaders and fostering academic excellence. The school boasts numerous school programs, such as the Community Service Programs, Business Education Program, Honors Programs, Mentorship Programs, and Afterschool Programming, all of which are designed to develop the unique skills of each student and encourage their talents.

“Our goal is to empower students to discover their potential, live their passions and own their futures,” stated board chair Joseph Sawe. “We are bridging the gap between the classroom and the adult world in order for our students to write their own life script.”

Individuals interested in learning more about St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy and its work can visit the school’s main website for more information. Parents are also welcome to subscribe to the school’s Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, or LinkedIn accounts to keep up to date with the school’s latest projects and events.

About St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy:

Throughout its nearly 130 year history, Saint Elizabeth Catholic Academy—serving students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade—has provided a foundation where a love for learning, a desire for self-reliance, and a passion to lead in Jesus Christ’s community is championed. The private Catholic school strives to become the preeminent elementary school globally and empower self-reliant Catholic leaders for generations to come. For more information, please visit http://www.stelizabethny.com.

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