Chaldean Community Foundation Ribbon Cutting
On July 31st, the Chaldean Community Foundation hosted a historic ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the new 19,000 square foot expansion bringing the building to 30,000 square feet. Various community leaders were involved in the announcement as the building was unveiled for the first time to the general public. Martin Manna, President of the Chaldean Community Foundation began the ceremony with opening remarks, followed by Macomb County Executive, Mark Hackel, Mayor of Sterling Heights, Michael Taylor, Chaldean Catholic Eparchy, Saint Thomas the Apostle Bishop Francis Kalabat, and Chairman of the Chaldean Community Foundation Board, Sylvester Sandiha.
Additional Speakers at the Ribbon Cutting included:
- Victor Saroki – Saroki Architecture
- Frank Jonna – Jonna Construction
- Sharon Hannawa – Program Manager, Chaldean Community Foundation
New additions to the center include:
- A brand-new Wireless Vision Gymnasium designed to house community leagues, various community events, and fitness opportunities to those who may suffer from physical or cognitive disabilities.
- Music and art therapy in the Konja Family Art Studio
- A walk-in primary care facility provided by Ascension Health.
- A brand-new visitor center for our clients and guests.
- New classroom settings for our Citizenship preparation classes, English as a Second Language classes, continuing education classes and various other events.
- Wild Bill’s Cantina stocked with food and snacks for those enjoying the gym and Center.
- A Level One Bank branch that is designed to teach members of our community, including those with special needs how to manage finances.
- Supercuts barbershop that will support our special needs visitors.
We are excited to offer much-needed services to the community and we look forward to these opportunities being utilized by anyone who walks through our door, regardless of race, religion, gender or ethnicity.