Build with Purpose | Pride Academy Charter School
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Pride Academy Charter School


Pride Academy Charter School 117 Elmwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ

Project Snapshot/Data

Project Snapshot/Data

  • Service provided: Project Manager and Developer
  • Completion Date: August 2011
  • Size: 29,767 square feet
  • Students Served: 240, Grades 5-8
  • Developer: Build with Purpose
  • Architect/Engineer: LAN associates
  • Total Development Costs: $2.75 Million
  • Financing/Lender: The Reinvestment Fund and New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Schools and Community Facilities
About This Project

In 2011, Build with Purpose worked with Pride Academy in East Orange, helping them to purchase and renovate their existing facility while adding more space to meet the school’s needs. The school purchased the existing building that it leased from the Imani Baptist Church. Renovations to the facility included reconfiguring the basement, upgrading classrooms and bathrooms, faculty room renovations, boiler room cleanup, and ventilation installation. The project also included adding more space to the facility with the addition of four modular classrooms to the rear of the building on newly acquired land. The new facility provides Pride Academy with enough space to accommodate their students and enhance and expand their educational programs for the 240 middle school students they serve.

Read more about the client
Pride Academy CS school website

Press Releases
READS helps East Orange charter school secure $2.2M financing for facility project
Pride Academy Charter School Starts School Year in Newly Renovated Building