The United Community Center (UCC) hosted an Opening and Dedication Ceremony on Thursday, September 15, 2016 for their new technology and skilled-trades focused charter school, Acosta Middle School (AMS).
With a pre-college emphasis and curriculum focused on experiential learning, AMS aims to equip students with the skills to be competitive in dynamic future job markets. One of the most notable projects that the students participated in over the summer was the Community Boat Works Project. During this project, the sixth grade students learned the basics of tool safety and woodworking and constructed a wooden rowboat that successfully floats on water. This rowboat will soon be launched on the Menomonee River, celebrating the students’ hard work.
The dedication ceremony last Thursday honored the namesakes of the new school, Dora and Israel Acosta, recognizing their combined 75 years of service to UCC, Bruce-Guadalupe Community School (BGCS) and the community overall. The Executive Director of UCC, Ricardo Diaz, spoke about the students’ bright futures and the impact that Dora and Shorty have made in the community.