Governor Wolf Announces Funding to House the Erie Center for Arts and Technology in the Old Wayne School Building

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to House the Erie Center for Arts and Technology in the Old Wayne School Building August 14, 2020 Economy,  Press Release The renovated structure will provide job training, health services and more Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group has completed a New Markets Tax Credit transaction of $9.5 million with the Erie Center for Arts and Technology (ECAT) to transform the mostly vacant Wayne School building into a new resource for the community. The renovated building will become a community hub for job training, health care, social services and the arts through a mixed tenant base.One of the anchor tenants will be the Wayne Primary Care Clinic operated by Primary Health Network (PHN), which offers medical treatment with payment on a sliding scale for low-income patients in Erie County. The clinic will be expanding its footprint in the building from 4,200 to 17,000 square feet. This will allow the addition of expanded primary health care services, specialty medical offices and a pharmacy.Another 17,000 square feet will be used by ECAT to provide expanded high school classes in photography and digital arts, as well as adult job training programs. ECAT will be the second anchor tenant in the building.A 2,500 square foot gymnasium and gallery space will host community events and art exhibits, and it will be available for rent. The remaining 17,000 square feet will be available for commercial lease to social service providers offering services requested by the local residents. United Way of Erie County has already committed to having offices in the building.“The Erie Center for Arts and Technology is proposing an exciting and innovative plan for taking a vastly underused space and transforming it into a community resource of real value,” said Gov. Wolf. “The programs and services that will be offered there will greatly benefit people by offering much-needed education, job training and health care.”ECAT works to provide visual arts programming for high school students and job training to adults living in the city who are unemployed or under-employed. ECAT’s training and development classes will be offered at no cost and be selected based on local job needs identified through discussions with local employers in industries including advanced manufacturing, health care and business. ECAT will leverage existing relationships with employers to assist with job placement and job retention for its students.“There is a tremendous need for job training in Erie, and this renovated building will provide an ideal location for getting that done,” said Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Executive Director and CEO Robin Wiessmann. “By dividing the space in the building among various tenants providing different services, the Erie Center for Arts and Technology makes the project more financially feasible while smartly meeting local needs.”This project is expected to create 32 temporary, full-time construction jobs. Following construction, the various employers in the building are expected to create 29 jobs and retain 38 jobs paying between $20.75 and $23 an hour. The MIT living wage for Erie County is $12.15 an hour. According to economic estimates, the project’s construction costs will support eight indirect jobs, and employers in the renovated building will support seven indirect jobs.“ECAT is excited to launch this extensive renovation of a landmark building on Erie’s eastside, and we look forward to working closely with neighbors and residents of the area to meet their needs,” said Daria Devlin, executive director of the Erie Center for Arts and Technology. “We are extremely grateful to PHFA, CCG and all of our lending partners for making this project possible.”About the Erie Center for Arts and TechnologyECAT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based educational arts and career training facility. It is an affiliate of the National Center for the Arts and Technology. ECAT presents two platforms for engagement with Erie’s at-risk youth and adults. First, visual arts-based education offered during out-of-school time for high school students who are most at risk of dropping out. This includes photography, ceramics, digital and design arts intended to grow 21st Century skills. Second, industry-driven workforce training in middle skills, middle wage jobs for unemployed and under-employed adults in Erie County.About Commonwealth Cornerstone GroupThe goal of CCG, through its administration of New Markets Tax Credits, is to fund projects in key areas of communities that have historic or cultural value and offer opportunities to spark economic revitalization. CCG utilizes NMTCs to provide loans and equity investments for business expansion, mixed-use development, and community facilities across Pennsylvania. Examples of past developments that have benefited from CCG’s investment of tax credits include Mill 19 at Almono in Pittsburgh, the Susquehanna Health Innovation Center in Williamsport and Eastern Tower in Philadelphia. Learn more at: www.commonwealthcornerstone.org/.About the New Markets Tax Credit ProgramThe New Markets Tax Credit Program was established by Congress in 2000 to spur new or increased investments in operating businesses and real estate projects located in low-income communities. The NMTC Program attracts investment capital to low-income communities by permitting individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax return in exchange for making equity investments in specialized financial institutions called community development entities, such as Commonwealth Cornerstone Group. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.Ver esta página en español.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

The Daily Orange’s unofficial position breakdown: No. 8: The defensive line

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass No. 10: Kick returners/punt returnersNo. 9: The secondary Jay Bromley read that the Syracuse defensive line is listed by some as the weakest position on the team. That’s motivated Bromley, a senior defensive tackle and staple of that line, to prove the doubters wrong.“We take that to heart,” Bromley said, “because we’ve been working really hard this summer to improve on our pass rush, our stances, all the fundamentals.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf the Orange’s front four wants to really make its case as a strength of the team, it’ll need Bromley to shine.  He anchors the Orange’s defensive line, represented Syracuse at the ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., and is entering his fourth varsity season as a 6-foot-4, 285-pound beast on the field. Syracuse’s other three starters are currently juniors Robert Welsh, Eric Crume and Micah Robinson. All three players have two years of varsity experience.Getting productivity from Welsh and Robinson will be key as the defensive line tries to move on without Brandon Sharpe and Deon Goggins.  Key returning playersBromley is one of the defense’s most dominant players and will likely be one of the best linemen in the Atlantic Coast Conference. His size makes him tough to motor around, his tackling ability is terrific and he has solid hands for a lineman. He finished with 39 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season. Syracuse has had current New England Patriot Chandler Jones and Sharpe the past two seasons. Now it’s Bromley’s turn to establish himself as the leader of the defensive line. Looking at Crume, you would never think he weighs 305 pounds. Though his arms and legs are tree-like, he doesn’t carry much extra weight – just muscle. That’s one reason he matches up with Bromley during drills. It’s also why he’s arguably Syracuse’s second most reliable option on its defensive line. SU’s starting nose tackle, Crume is strong, has great technique and has the pleasure of learning from and challenging Bromley every day in practice. Zian Jones is currently listed as Crume’s backup. Jones, a senior, played in 12 games last year and made eight total tackles. Reasons for optimismOne of the most intriguing players on Syracuse’s defensive line is defensive tackle John Raymon. The 6-foot-5, 323-pound Raymon has only played three games in the last two years – all of those games coming in high school. After an injury derailed his senior season of high school, Raymon enrolled at Iowa. He didn’t play any games there, so he transferred to Syracuse in 2012. He could be a valuable backup to Bromley.“He’s a funny guy. He’s a giant,” said the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Bromley of Raymon, “so you don’t ever know what to expect from him. He’s a guy that likes to have fun and enjoy life.”Another reason for optimism is defensive end Isaiah Johnson. Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 291-pound freshman from Delaware, has impressed early on in training camp.He recovered a fumble on Friday and has received praise from defensive line coach Tim Daoust. Daoust doesn’t dish out compliments too often, but he’s given his fair share to Johnson so far. Reasons for concernWelsh and Robinson are question marks heading into the season. That’s not to say they won’t be successful; in fact, there’s a good chance they will. It just means that they’re the x-factors for Syracuse’s defensive line. They have a total of one start between them. Robinson is the more experienced of the two. Redshirt freshman Ron Thompson originally came to SU as the 13th best tight end in the country, according to Scout.com. Now he’s switched his number from 81 to 17 and is listed as a defensive end. He made the move after spring practice and will serve as competition for Welsh and Robinson.Though he’ll push Welsh and Robinson, Thompson doesn’t have much experience at defensive end himself, never playing in a college game. He’s listed as both of their backups on Syracuse’s depth chart.The verdictIt will be intriguing to see how much Welsh and Robinson step up. Both players are talented and have seen time on the field; they just don’t have experience starting. Neither player has had so much weight on his shoulders the past two years.Syracuse’s defensive line is solid, and with Daoust grilling the players each day they’re sure to get better from now until Syracuse’s season opener against Penn State on Aug. 31. Said Bromley: “I’m more excited about this training camp than I’ve ever been.”Grade: BCome back to DailyOrange.com on Saturday to find out which position comes in at No. 7. Commentslast_img read more

GPs TOLD THAT NOWDOC MAY STOP OPERATING BY MARCH 1ST

first_imgDonegal’s much-used NOWDoc service could close as early as March 1st.Donegal Daily has learned that GP surgeries across the county have been contacted and warned the service could close shortly.The service, which offers out-of-hours GP services to needy patients, has been a major success in recent years. Deputy Pearse Doherty recently warned that there was uncertainty over the future of the service which he said was ‘concerning.’It followed a breakdown in talks between the HSE and Caredoc, which runs NowDoc, over funding.It now appears those talks have still not been resolved and the service in its current form could close on March 1st.One of the key issues surrounding these discussions was a request by Caredoc for the HSE to make additional funding available to meet the costs of providing Locum GP cover for the service’s five centres. However, the HSE North West Area has stated that their current budget does not allow for such an allocation to be made.Patients will now be forced to contact ‘on-call’ GPs in the event of an emergency out of hours.A statement issued recently by the HSE said doctors were contractually obliged to answer calls.While welcoming the statement that GPs will continue to attend patients out-of-hours, Deputy Doherty said previously that he was concerned about people in rural parts of Donegal.“I am concerned about where this leaves us in relation to night time Out-of-Hour GP care, particularly for people in remote rural areas of the County who should happen to become ill during the night – this could have negative implications for them.” “Of course, GPs are contractually obliged to provide an Out-of-Hours service; the HSE has confirmed in a statement that it has, ‘continued its discussions and engagement with the North West GP representatives to ensure that the Out of Hours GP service continues to be provided to patients in the North West Area, in a safe and efficient manner’ – I of course welcome this announcement by the HSE.”“However, it is crucial that the future shape of the service is neither diminished nor reduced; I would therefore urge the HSE not to allow any dilution of this service irrespective of the present challenges it faces.”GPs TOLD THAT NOWDOC MAY STOP OPERATING BY MARCH 1ST was last modified: February 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more