Seven Acres Foundation has reached a long-term agreement with Roots Community School to become a major tenant at the new facility. Plans call for the school to occupy the entire second floor of the building beginning in September of 2022, with separate entrances and exits so as not to interfere with the facility’s day-to-day operation. Roots will become a significant source of revenue for the CCLC, thereby enabling the Center to offer a wider variety of services, while at the same time keeping usage fees as low as possible for Chelan Valley residents.
Erin Fielding, Managing Director of Roots, sees a powerful alignment between the goals and values of the two parties. “One of the reasons the Seven Acres Foundation was formed was to make a difference in the lives of people in the Lake Chelan Valley. At Roots, we share and embrace this vision. Not only do we want to make a difference in the lives of our students and families, but we also want to reach out and partner with other nonprofits to have a major impact on our entire community. Nothing great is ever achieved alone. To have the school housed within the CCLC where all community members are served is humbling, and it awards us a unique opportunity to teach our own students the value of paying forward kindness and generosity in a very real and tangible way.”