The City Language Immersion Charter (CLIC) school community will soon have a new home. The free public charter school uses dual-language immersion and constructivist, project-based learning with the aim that every graduating 5th grader becomes bilingual and bi-literate. The school recently broke ground at their permanent school site at 4001 Venice Blvd in the West Adams neighborhood. Students, parents, faculty, founding parents, the board, and community members all joined together on Saturday, October 8, 2016 for a joyful and meaningful event celebrating the school’s future home.
The ceremony began with a blessing of the site by Tongva elder, Julia Bogany and continued by honoring everyone who worked to make this milestone possible. CLIC third-grade teacher Amanda Cermak entertained the crowd with a history of the school written in Seussian rhyme. As CLIC events always do, the event ended with food and music and kids playing—this time with shovels, hard hats, and lots of dust. Following the groundbreaking, families fanned out in the surrounding area to introduce themselves to their new neighbors—the local residents and businesses near their new home. The new building should be ready for students in the fall of 2017.
For more information about City Language Immersion Charter, http://www.citycharterschools.org/CLIC/