Segue Launches “Feeding FRIENDS-y” Capital Campaign

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – In a fast and furious endeavor to raise $50,000,  the Segue Institute for Learning today announced launch of a capital campaign called “Feeding  FRIENDS-y” with the goals of enhanced student dining and improved community access to the charter school’s cafeteria.

This cafeteria project, with guidance from dining services provider Aramark, will relocate the existing dining hall from the third to first floor of the school at 325 Cowden Street. In addition to adding seating capacity and upgraded facilities, the move will ensure a handicapped accessible dining space for students and the community.

In addition to monies raised in the capital campaign, Segue will also use a $30,000 grant from benefactor Viola Davis, two-time Academy Award nominee who is now working with the Hunger Is campaign to eradicate child hunger in the U.S. Part of the Safeway Foundation and Entertainment Industry Foundation.

“Our cafeteria relocation will solve immediate access issues for our students, families, staff, and the many community groups who use our space,” said Angelo Garcia, Founder/Head of School for Segue. “We also have many long term goals for the space such as culinary-based training opportunities for Central Falls adults.”

According to Garcia, Segue leadership hopes to engage the community to utilize the new cafeteria as a meal site during off-school hours and summer lunches, adult education space, and more.

The school is seeking support from area businesses, organizations, and private individuals.  Project completion is slated before the start of the new 2014-2015 school year.  For information on how to help, contact Angelo Garcia at (401) 721-0964 or

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”.

Segue, which has just earned its five-year charter renewal and selected as the 2013-2014 RIASCD Whole Child Recognition School, helps students achieve academic excellence and be better prepared for high school, college, and the work force.

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