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Detroit charter school moves into building after $7M renovation

The Associated Press

Detroit – A public charter elementary school has moved from a church basement to a refurbished building in an eastside Detroit neighborhood.

Detroit Prep held a ribbon-cutting Friday at a once-vacant school. The 43,500-square-foot (4,041-square-meter) building has been renovated and includes 21 classrooms, a multipurpose space and cafeteria.

Detroit Prep

The project cost nearly $7 million and primarily was financed by lender and real estate consultant IFF, Capital Impact Partners and JPMorgan Chase.

The school now is working to raise money to build a playground and outdoor learning space.

Detroit Prep says it focuses on the social-emotional development of students and provides a project-based learning curriculum from kindergarten through fourth grade.