Summer Leadership Academy at Harllee

Summer Leadership Academy at Harllee “Our Vision is to create a new and exciting Summer Leadership Academy @ Harllee for youth, as we strategically begin to foster a community transformation, ultimately leaving a major impact on this Oak Cliff community called the Bottoms.” - The SLA

Across the U.S., many public schools are closing due to budget cuts and a lack of core student populations in certain areas. Last month, Chicago announced a plan to close and consolidate 50 schools; Philadelphia has voted to close 23; and Tucson plans to close 11 schools during the 2013-2014 school year. Unfortunately, the list goes on. In 2012, eleven elementary and middle schools were closed in Dallas. The Summer Leadership Academy @Harllee has formed from an idea to bring needed programming and resources to neighborhoods by developing a framework to revitalize unoccupied buildings. Viewing the recent school consolidations as an opportunity for these facilities to continue to serve their communities, the base goal of the SLA is to bring new life and amenities to the neighborhood by providing communities with strong cores of social, economic and environmental infrastructure to foster positive growth and support. Simultaneously, we seek to preserve the infrastructure of the school to meet future educational needs.

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