New Learning Center in Austin

Georgetown Place Apartments in Austin, Texas, recently celebrated the completion of their new Neighborhood Networks Learning Center by hosting an open house celebration for residents and community members.

The center currently offers a variety of programs geared to both youth and adults, and provides educational, recreational, character-building and social activities. Students attending the daily program were excited to show off their homework and arts and crafts projects.

In the future, residents will be able to take advantage of tutoring services and participate in a neighborhood youth group. Several staff members and residents of the Georgetown Place Apartments have already committed to volunteering personal time to serve as facilitators for the center and for many of its after-hours programs and projects. Southwestern University is supporting the center by providing computer education, tutoring and mentoring. The Quail Valley Youth Group, currently facilitated in cooperation with Southwestern University's Georgetown Project, will also begin utilizing the Learning Center on a regular monthly basis.

Project Manager Marcelo Barron and Supervisory Project Manager Priscilla Rocha represented HUD and presented resident manager Sharee Young with a certificate of achievement acknowledging Georgetown Place Apartments' assistance in "helping to create a vibrant community that fosters economic opportunity and life-long learning."

Content Archived: July 22, 2011