Last week, Arrowstreet attended the cornerstone event for the KIPP Boston Academy in Mattapan. On hand for the ceremony were community members, financial donors, school administrators, parents, students, and the design and construction teams. It was gratifying to see so many students and their expressions of excitement and anticipation after having seen the progress of their future school.
As I sat in the audience, I had the chance to reflect back on the various community meetings we had leading up to permitting and construction. These types of meetings are so crucial to get everyone to the table to create a unified vision for the school and get them to work together toward a common goal. I’m encouraged by the process we witnessed in Mattapan for this project. This is a celebration of that success.