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:
- The Wireless Vision Gymnasium allows for fitness programs, house community leagues and offers ample space for community events.
- The Konja Family Art Studio offers space for music, dance, art appreciation and expression.
- Wild Bill’s Cantina supports learning related to developing retail skills, marketing and merchandising.
- Level One Bank offers space for financial management skill enhancement.
- Supercuts Barber Shop allows for workplace job shadowing and programming focused on personal care.
- The Ascension Primary Health Outpatient Clinic is connected to the newly constructed Project Light mental health therapy offices allowing for integrated healthcare services for the entire community benefit.
- Classroom Space was created to allow for group learning in a comfortable setting.
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.