Help Us Build Their Future!
Aspire! has recently signed an agreement with Arlington County to build out the (currently unfinished) 3rd floor of Arlington Mill Community Center. Once finished, this will become Aspire!'s premiere program site and headquarters. Read the County's press release about this exciting initiative
This ambitious project will allow us to incrementally expand our services so that we can serve more students than ever before - and all in a state-of-the-art space right in the neighborhood where our students live.
Our goal is to raise $1.1M, on top of our existing operating costs, to fund the complete build-out and furnishing of the space. We plan to move into the space before the start of the 2017-18 school year.
To support the project, Aspire! has secured the pro-bono design services of
Perkins + Will
, an international design and architecture firm and
, an award-winning MEP engineering firm.
Watch our video about moving to Arlington Mill:
Why This Matters
Demand for Aspire!'s programs is at an all time high. Even with programs at three sites in south Arlington, we have a long waiting list in the Arlington Mill neighborhood and beyond. The new site will allow us to incrementally expand our services to serve more at-risk students than ever before, meeting more of the need. Without our services, there is simply no other place for them to go.
In the last school year, Aspire!’s flagship program, “Learning ROCKS!,” helped 95 percent of its students improve their reading ability. Currently the program serves 40 at-risk upper elementary-age students in the immediate area; it will double its reach in the new space.
Your support matters. Please help us reach our goal and expand outreach to at-risk students: thank you!
How You Can Help
Make your donation or pledge today for our comprehensive campaign.
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