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ARK Center: A New Home for Acts of Random Kindness

Updated: Jul 10

ARK is thrilled to announce the completion of its permanent home in West Bay, Grand Cayman. The ARK Center, affectionately known as the ARK HUB, will serve as a beacon of hope and will provide a transformative space for the community.

The highlight of the ARK HUB is a wider implementation of ARK's flagship program, the Mentor-Educate-Reinforce (MER) education initiative. The MER program provides specialized intensive learning remediation to underprivileged school children who are struggling with learning difficulties. With the completion of the ARK Center, this vital program now has a dedicated space to empower and uplift young minds.

Edmentum, a US education firm, chose the ARK Center as its flagship community project, closely aligned with its business. "As an organization, giving back to the community is in our DNA. That's why our employees will spend a day helping to build the ARK Hub," said Jamie Candee, President & CEO of Edmentum. "We are committed to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential."

Thanks to the unwavering support of SUREBUILT Construction, a generous partner who invested their time and resources, the ARK Center has become a reality. Surebuilt's commitment to the community and shared vision of making a lasting impact on the lives of underprivileged children has made the creation of the ARK HUB possible.

We would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to The Honourable André Ebanks, MP, Minister of Investment, Innovation & Social Development, for his invaluable support, and the numerous civil servants in government who assisted in bringing the ARK Center to fruition this year.

Furthermore, ARK would also like to express its gratitude to our other esteemed sponsors who have contributed to the establishment of the ARK Center:

A.L Thompson, Ancel’s Air Conditioning, Arch Glass, Cayman Islands Roofing, LTD, Cayman Pest Solutions, Chris Morris, Cox Lumber, EZ Street Asphalt, Heritage Holdings, Home & Outdoor, ITC Tile, James Contractors, LTD, JDF Industries, LTD, Massive Equipment Rental, Linda Nessim, Professional Waste Management, Pro Plus Garden Centre, Slimline Topsoil & Generator, Tesla Electrical Contractors.

"We are immensely proud to announce the completion of the ARK Center," said Tara Nielsen, ARK Director. "Its opening is a testament to the power of community collaboration and the shared commitment to uplifting and empowering the next generation. ARK extends its deepest gratitude to all the supporters, volunteers, and partners who have played a vital role in making the ARK Center a reality.”

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