Bond Center in the Community

Harlem’s East Calvary Day Care underwent major renovations in 2020-2021 thanks to generous grants from the offices of NY State Senator Brian A. Benjamin and City Councilman Bill Perkins. A team from our J. Max Bond Center for Urban Futures led the renovations with Prof. Shawn Rickenbacker in the lead and Estefano Torres B Arch ’19 as senior project manager. Alejandra Zapata B Arch ’20 and Avi Nagel M Arch ’20 participated as project designers, along with Josias Augustin-Mendez B Arch ’20 as project manager. They worked with Braham Berg, impact investment and design consultant, and the Spitzer School’s director of finance and administration, Camille Hall.

East Calvary Day Care Center has successfully operated as a group child care educational program since 1946.