BayCoast Bank Donates $250,000 to the Global Learning Charter Public School's Capital Campaign

The Campaign will create one state-of-the-art Campus in New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - April 13, 2021 - PRLog -- Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS), a tuition-free public charter school that currently services 500 students in grades 5-12, has received a pledge of $250,000 from BayCoast Bank to jump start their $8 million capital campaign to fund the renovation of a historic building located at 106 Bullard Street in New Bedford creating "One School, One Campus."

BayCoast Bank has been a strong supporter of the school over the years as a sponsor the school's gala and fundraising efforts. The One School, One Campus project will lead to the rehabilitation of an addition three story, 18,132 square foot building for GLCPS students, staff and community members. This project will allow GLCPS to reallocate classroom space and offer students an education experience that remains rich in technology and on the leading edge of education innovation.  The expanded classroom space will feature science labs, dedicated art and music space, foreign language classrooms, multi-use classrooms and teacher and community collaboration space. The renovation will also include necessary upgrades to bring the building up to code.

Prior to the 2019-2020 school year, GLCPS was split between two campuses, approximately 2 miles apart, creating a travel interruption during the school day for high school students that split their time between both campuses. With the new lease in place GLCPS will embark on a campaign to renovate and upgrade the facility creating "One School, One Campus."

As a Public Charter School, GLCPS does not receive the same facilities support as traditional districts through local tax levies and the Massachusetts School Building Authority, ultimately placing the financial burden directly on the school. GLCPS will only be able to achieve the expanded campus with the support of the local community, individual donors and private foundations.

"We are deeply grateful for BayCoast Bank's generosity and the support that they provide for our school and the communities they serve," said Dr. Stephen Furtado, Executive Director of GLCPS. "With the support of the business community and individuals we will create a truly wonderful learning environment for our students and staff."

"Education and opportunity for our young people is what makes our communities strong," said Nicholas Christ, President and CEO of BayCoast Bank. "We are pleased to be able to make this investment in our future and we encourage others to support this important project."

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