Easton Arts Academy Elementary Charter School
Location: Easton, PA
Business: Charter School
Purpose of Loan: Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment
Impact: Educational Opportunities
Easton Arts Academy Elementary Charter School launched in September 2017 in downtown Easton. This unique school, serving grades K-5, provides varied experiences in music, theatre, dance, visual arts and gymnastics to produce academically well-rounded students. With tuition-free enrollment for over 425 children, the school draws students from 15 surrounding school districts and has reached capacity every school year.
Community First Fund provided financing for the school to open with new furniture, fixtures, and equipment and additional working capital to cover startup costs. Besides offering an excellent early childhood education experience, Easton Arts Academy occupies a renovated historic building in downtown Easton and provides 60 living-wage jobs with full benefits.