RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond's newest community center opened its doors for the first time Monday afternoon. The Huguenot High Community Center provides services like after school programs, tutoring, mentoring, and social and health services.
The center isn’t just designed for students. The classes and programs are also for parents and seniors.
Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones said the center is designed to improve student learning, make stronger families and a healthier community.
“I think it’s a huge change in direction and opportunity for a school to have a greater impact, not just on education, but on the lives of people,” Jones said.
Jones said the center invites residents of the community for family engagement, parent education, and even health screenings.
“It’s just a wonderful way to extend to use of a school building’s usage,” added Jones.
The Huguenot High Community Center is the city’s third Community Schools Center.