May 17, 2012
Last signed in: February 3, 2013
The Green Schoolhouse Series is a catalyst for change; a unique public/private collaboration that focuses on meeting the critical needs of children, education, and the environment. Spearheaded by a strategic partnership between Brighten A Life, a nonprofit organization, and CAUSE AND EFFECT Evolutions, a cause development firm, The Green Schoolhouse Series brings together corporations, foundations, school districts, municipalities, communities, media outlets, and volunteers to build 21st-century, environmentally-sustainable schoolhouses on existing Title I, low-income, K-12 public school campuses. Funded entirely through corporate partnerships, in-kind donations, and charitable contributions, every Green Schoolhouse replaces four to 10 aging portables with a permanent, multipurpose facility, ranging in size from 6,000 to 15,000 square feet. Designed to serve the entire community, these remarkable buildings not only provide needed classroom space, they are sites for vital after-school programs, and function as community centers on nights and weekends.