July 31, 2017 - Akron, Ohio - The building and grounds of the soon-to-open Julie Billiart School - Akron received plenty of care and attention this past weekend from nearly 30 volunteers from St. Sebastian Parish, Archbishop Hoban High School, and the general community.
“We are forever grateful for the warm welcome and support from the Akron community” said Julie Billiart Network President, Lannie Davis-Frecker. “These volunteers worked so hard to help our dream of providing a quality education to children with special learning needs come alive. We feel so blessed.”
Located at 380 Mineola Avenue in west Akron, the building, once owned by Christ United Methodist Church, is now home to Akron’s newest school for children with autism, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, anxiety and other learning differences.
“Since this building has great bones, we’ve been able to focus on upgrades that will make our learning environment consistent with the Julie Billiart School quality of education- to accommodate the needs of all our students," said Jason Wojnicz, Principal of JB, Akron.
This is not the first time Julie Billiart School - Akron has received a helping hand from the community. Earlier this year, other parishioners from St. Sebastian and the Knights of Columbus, St. Sebastian Council 14255 were “on-deck” painting classrooms and providing assistance in a multitude of ways. Yerman & Young Painting of Barberton donated the paint used in the school’s hallways, classrooms and entryway.Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JulieBilliartSchools/ to see how the building is shaping up in time for the first day of school on August 22. Enrollment applications are still being accepted. For more information visit www.juliebilliartschool.org