Annie Malone is #BuildingForOurFuture
Public Event Marks Start of Renovation Projects
Members of the community had an opportunity recently to come and learn all about the exciting new changes coming to Annie Malone thanks to a $500,000 investment by our board of directors. Friends, neighbors and partners learned how we are #BuildingForOurFuture starting with the facility upgrades at our residential facility and the historic Administration building at 2612 Annie Malone Drive. You can follow our progress right here at Renovation Central and on Facebook. #AnnieMaloneExcellence
$500k Renovation Project Supports Agency's Focus on Excellence
Annie Malone Children and Family Services has begun a $500k renovation project marking the largest investment in the agency’s infrastructure in more than a decade.
The Annie Malone Board of Directors recently approved the project designed to provide critical improvements to both the residential facilities on Page Boulevard and the Administration Building and former Homer G. Philips Nurse's building on Annie Malone Drive in The Ville neighborhood. The nurse's building is being prepared for a new initiative providing one-stop supportive services to families in crisis in addition to stable housing. The nurse's building project is part of the agency's 5-year strategic plan.
Board President Cozy Marks, III said approval of the projects demonstrates the Board's commitment to excellence and underscores the agency's faith in its strategic direction.
"This Board has made the tough decisions necessary to position the agency for growth," Marks said. "We hired a new CEO who has been aggressively building our programs and making them financially stable and we've charted a strong course in terms of our strategic direction. These building renovations are absolutely critical and represent an investment in our future."
Marks said the Board is proud of the levels of minority participation on the project. Sultan Construction, an African-American owned firm, is serving as Construction Manager for the project. Project Coordinator services are being performed by All Set, an African-American woman-owned firm. Minority participation numbers are expected to exceed 60% on the total project. Subcontractors include:
CNJ Mechanical – M/WBE – Christine Michels - HVAC
CMT Roofing – M/WBE – Cory Elliot - Roofing
Jett Services - Terry Jet – Landscaping and Tree Services – Minority owned
Raygoza Contracting – MBE - Juan Raygoza – Drywall Installation
AC Electrical – Ashley Caston – Electrical Services – Minority owned
Moody Painting – James Moody – Painting Services
Energy View, INC – Jeff Buddendeck – Window Installation
ASE – MBE – Sam Peebles – Alarm/Security/Fire Systems
“We have an obligation as a historic African-American institution to ensure that we engage minority and women-owned firms in this project,” Marks said. “In addition, we will be using neighborhood labor on some of the smaller jobs providing opportunities for those who live in the community.”