Yesterday morning I was part of a fascinating panel discussion on the critical issues associated with the development of charter school facilities. The workshop was sponsored by Build with Purpose, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Boston Community Capital, who were recently jointly awarded a $3.3 million federal Credit Enhancement grant to support the development of high quality charter school facilities throughout the northeast. The panel featured experts in charter school finance, law, architecture, and real estate development in an interactive discussion about the process of developing new school facilities.

The discussion ranged from the complexities of raising capital for school projects to the phases and tasks associated with design and construction of new and renovated buildings. The panel was well attended by representatives of charter schools around the Boston and Rhode Island area that are looking to expand in the near future. (And thank you to Bridge Boston Charter School for hosting the event!)

The workshop is likely to be held again in the future – please contact me at spang@arrowstreet.com if you’d like further information.

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