CALS Charter Middle School

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The 400 students at California Academy for Liberal Arts Studies (CALS) Charter Middle School moved from temporary buildings located on a former parking lot to a new, green, energy-efficient facility. LIIF provided construction/mini-permanent financing as well as a Green Opportunity Fund loan to support the building of the new healthy and comfortable learning environment.

Project Details

400 students served
$4.5 million in increased income potential for low income youth
Adaptive reuse of a warehouse into LEED certified green building featuring maximized daylighting and roof garden with native, drought-tolerant plants
$250,000 Green Opportunity Fund loan
$5.9 million construction/mini-permanent loan with Clearinghouse CDFI
  • Clearinghouse CDFI
  • Partnership to Uplift Communities

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Community Capital for Education
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