Construction Begins on The Point's Zembrodt Education Center
The long awaited construction on The Point's Dr. Anthony and Geraldine Zembrodt Education Center started Thursday, December 13. The three-story Center, located behind The Point's office at 104 W. Pike Street in Covington, will allow The Point to hold educational, activities, social communication, advocacy, and employment services under one roof and more than double the number of people served. The predicted completion date is September 2019.
The mission of The Point is to fill in the service gaps for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally, allowing them to reach their highest potential. The Zembrodt Education Center will provide the space needed to continue to offer employment services, pre-vocational skills and career exploration classes to individuals, helping them find meaningful work as adults. It will also allow the Social Communication program and Education Services to grow, providing more transition, life skills, advocacy, parent support and social opportunities.
The project costs $2.1 million dollars. The Point has raised $1.5 million through donations and pledges. The Point is still seeking to raise an additional $600,000 through donations and pledges from $10 and up, because at The Point, 'Every Gift Counts'. For more information or to donate, click here or call 859-491-9191.
The Dr. Anthony and Geraldine Education Center was designed by Hub & Weber Architects. The project is being managed by Kevin Hemmer of Kevin Hemmer Construction. Demolition and excavation of the site was provided by Hosea Project Movers.