Wow. My Director’s column from last year at this time was enlisting your help to find us a new home. Well, in case you missed it, we have been offered the opportunity to purchase the building we presently lease, at 4901 East Eastman Ave. We are negotiating a purchase contract with the University Hills Lutheran Church, and as the contract stands, we will have three years (starting in January 2018) to make payments to assume ownership of the building. We will not undergo any renovations until we own the building, as the church will still use the worship space on the weekends, while they renovate their building at 4949 East Eastman Ave. We are interviewing candidates to direct our capital campaign, which will include raising funds to create a gross motor lab and add two classrooms. This has been dream of mine since I started at Rise, and I am so thrilled to see it begin to take shape. Thanks to all who have contributed to this dream thus far. We look forward to sharing our progress with you!
- Meghan Klassen