The John Boner Neighborhood Centers will receive $1 million from The Mind Trust to assist with redeveloping the P.R. Mallory Building, a long-vacant factory, into the permanent location for Purdue Polytechnic High School and the new campus for Paramount Schools of Excellence, Paramount Englewood.
Total cost for the project is $36 million. The City-County Council on Feb. 25 approved financing to redevelop the four-story, 120,000 square-foot building.
“The redevelopment of the P.R. Mallory Building will be a game-changer for the near eastside, and I can think of no better partners than John Boner Neighborhood Centers and Englewood Community Development Corporation to lead this effort,” said Brandon Brown, CEO of The Mind Trust. “Purdue Polytechnic High School and Paramount School of Excellence will provide a high-quality education to over 1,000 students while breathing life back into a historic building that has meant so much to our city.”
Purdue Polytechnic opened in 2017 through The Mind Trust’s Innovation School Fellowship. Paramount Englewood will serve students in grades 5-8 when it opens in a temporary location in the fall. Paramount currently operates Paramount Brookside and Paramount Community Heights.
The schools will move into the historic P.R. Mallory Building in fall 2020.
Angela Rye comes to Indy
The next Steward Speakers Series lecture will feature Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, CNN political commentator and NPR political analyst, 7:30-9 p.m. March 4 at IUPUI Campus Center, fourth floor, 420 University Boulevard.
The theme for the current season of the Steward Speakers is “Year of the Woman.” Tickets are $150 for VIP, which includes a private reception, $40 for adults and $15 for students. Purchase tickets at stewardspeakers.org/tickets.