66 Berkeley Street



The final phase of our Campaign for the Future is the renovation of our historic building at 66 Berkeley Street. Built in the late 19th century and acquired by Ellis in 1924, the building is a major asset which has been in continuous use for 90+ years for both our early education and school-age programming. It is now in need of significant repairs and upgrades. Due to their age, all major systems need to be replaced (HVAC, plumbing, electrical). An elevator needs to be installed to make it ADA compliant.

The goal of this project is to preserve and upgrade a key piece of real estate so that it meets its full potential as a program site, build capacity in high quality education and care for socio-economically disadvantaged children and youth, and enhance the program environment for all the children and youth we enroll, giving them a program site in which they can take pride.

When complete this project will...

  • Bring 11,000 square feet of fully renovated, ADA-compliant program space on line for inner-city children and youth
  • Build capacity in early childhood education by adding classroom space for 32 new children
  • Significantly enhance the program environment for the elementary and middle school students in our School-Age (out-of-school time) Program
  • Add a state of the art music and fitness studio accessible to all Ellis programs, including our elderly and disabled clients
  • Create 12 new permanent full-time jobs
  • Restore an iconic, historic building to its original beauty, and complete the Ellis campus on Berkeley Street.
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