On Sunday, Sept. 14, dozens of dignitaries gathered at the corner of 27th and Prospect to welcome the hundreds that witnessed the Groundbreaking for the Morningstar Youth and Family Life Center.
As the Morningstar Church Children’s choir lined up to take the stage in what their Reverend John Modest Miles called, “a celebration of hope”, the excitement appeared to have been building for years.
“I started working on this dream of a center that would help the children and families of our community when I was just 44,” Rev. Miles said.
“Two decades later, construction will begin on the $3.6 million center, a 13,000 square foot facility that organizers say will serve 200 a day. The new Morningstar Youth and Family Life center will provide computer labs, social services, sports programs, job training and tutoring programs, and event meeting space for neighborhood groups,” he said.
Mayor Sly James, said that the reason that everyone was there boild down to partnerships.
“Partnerships matter,” Mayor James said.