Americorps volunteers roll up sleeves at Segue for National Service Day

Fifty will gather on MLK Day for clean-up of the charter school’s new annex

CENTRAL FALLS, Rhode Island (January 18, 2013) – Thanks to a partnership with Highlander Charter School and Americorps, the Segue Institute for Learning will benefit from a multitude of helping hands for National Service Day.  On Martin Luther King Day this Monday, over fifty Charter Corps AmeriCorps volunteers will roll up their sleeves to help clean and begin initial repairs to the newly purchased Segue Annex building. 

“National Service Day provides a symbolic platform to begin clean-up of our new annex,” said Angelo Garcia, Founder/Head of School for the Segue Institute for Learning. “Moreover, our partnership with Highlander and Americorps is a shining example of community members coming together in service to achieve great things.”

Segue purchased the Cowden Street building adjacent to the school for $63,000 with the goal of bringing critical services back to Central Falls for families in dire need of community-based support.

“The Charter Corps AmeriCorps members are giving back to their communities every day through service in classrooms at Highlander, Segue and International Charter Schools,” said Marissa DelBarone, AmeriCorps Program Director for the Charter Corps. “They are excited for the opportunity to partner with other AmeriCorps members in the state and participate in this service project at Segue which will benefit the community of Central Falls, where many AmeriCorps members are engaged in service this year.”

Community Meeting Scheduled
On Monday, February 4, the first Segue Annex Building Committee Meeting will be held from 5pm-7pm. It will be a community gathering to discuss use of the Segue Annex Building.

“Bring your ideas, suggestions, creativity and willingness to partner with others to maximize all that the community has to offer and gain from this collaboration,” said Garcia. 

For more information or to volunteer in the transformation of the community center, call the Segue Institute for Learning at 401-721-0964.

About Segue Institute for Learning
Founded in 2006 and opened in 2009, Segue Institute for Learning features high academic rigor, small class sizes, individualized attention, strong board and parental involvement, and intensive community partnerships.  The school was conceived by people who grew up, currently reside in, or have significant ties to the Central Falls community. Segue recognizes its students as “AT PROMISE” versus being considered “AT RISK”. 

More than a school, the institution is a movement to take responsibility for education, improving quality of life and encouraging civic engagement. As a school, Segue helps students achieve academic excellence and be better prepared for high school, college, and the work force.  Follow Segue at and on Twitter @SegueIFL.

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