The city council of the New York City borough of Bronx recently approved a $2.5 million plan for an innovative new project that combines education, low-income housing, and an ambitious local music program.
In a complex designed for a neighborhood in the South Bronx and slated to open in September 2013, the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. (WHEDco) Bard Academy Charter School and 290 units of affordable housing will combine with the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) for a one-of-a-kind complex.
The venture will be headed up by WHEDco, who are partnering with Bard College in an effort to create a quality liberal arts program for grades 6-12 with an emphasis on arts. The partnership with the BMHC will enable the complex unique access to music education and the space and resources for special performances.
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