Making Way for the Dr. Anthony and Geraldine Zembrodt Education Center
On Friday, June 29, demolition began on the Washington Avenue garage behind The Point offices, making way for the new Dr. Anthony and Geraldine Zembrodt Education Center. The new Education Center will allow The Point to consolidate all five educational programs under one roof and to double the amount of individuals served. The groundbreaking for the Education Center will take place Wednesday July 25 at 10 a.m.
The Point fills in the service gaps for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from ages 4 to 80. The educational and employment program includes five educational and employment programs: career exploration, pre-vocational skills, social communication, team building and the Everybody Counts program. The new Education Center will allow The Point to add career exploration and team building classes year round and double the amount of individuals served in social communication classes.
"We strive to help all our individuals become contributing members of our community. With guidance and support, our individuals talents are reinforced while shaping their future and preparing them for a life filled with independence, pride and confidence as they live their life and explore their dreams," said Judi Gerding, founder and president of The Point. "The Dr. Anthony and Geraldine Zembrodt Education Center will allow us to continue on this mission and more than double the amount of individuals we currently serve."
The Point is still raising money for the Dr. Anthony and Geraldine Zembrodt Education Center through it's "Every Gift Counts" Capital Campaign.