Type of construction:Renovation and new construction
Architect:Rogers Marvel Architects, PLLC
For Achievement First Endeavor, Civic Builders helped to transform a former ice cream factory into a 6-story facility that serves over 700 students. This development, which brings high quality educational options to central Brooklyn, is a collaboration between Civic Builders, Achievement First and the NYC Department of Education.
The new facility includes 33 classrooms, music rooms, art studios, a gymnasium and rooftop play spaces. Construction was completed in 2009.
AF Endeavor falls under the auspices of the Achievement First nonprofit charter management organization (CMO). Achievement First’s unparalleled track record began in 1999 with the success of its first charter school, Amistad Academy, in New Haven, Connecticut. As a result of consistent academic success in its schools, Achievement First has become one of the nation’s most widely respected charter school operators and was invited by Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to open academies in New York City. In addition to six academies in Connecticut (all of which are exceptionally high performing), Achievement First has opened six academies in Brooklyn.