Mobile, Al — September 28, 2016— From its unassuming beginnings, The Learning Tree, Inc. has grown into playing a significant role of educating some of the most severely impacted children in Alabama, now serving more than 600 children.
Since 1983 programs have operated at the Lott Road location in Semmes. Early in 2017 they will move their business offices and educational, residential, and nursing programs to a new location adjacent to one of their schools on Able Court in West Mobile. The new location includes four office/warehouse buildings totaling 15,190 sq. ft. The anticipated move will provide additional space for existing programs and allow for future expansion. “Locating close to Woody’s Song School on Able Court will have a significant impact the efficiency of our operations, said Dr. Marc Williams,” Executive Director. Stirling Properties in Mobile managed the sale of the property.
Architectural plans are in progress for the necessary renovations to accommodate the planned use of the buildings. “This is an opportunity to design the space according to what we need to best serve the children, rather than just adapting our work to the space,” added Williams. Woody’s Song School will also be incorporated in to the plans, i.e. adding a walkway between the buildings and other related projects. Plans for a capital campaign will be released soon that will include the purchase of the building, provide for the renovations, new equipment and furnishings, and landscaping. “We are hopeful that the Mobile community and surrounding service areas will embrace this exciting project and the campaign that will financially support it,” said Sheila Sears, Director of Resource Development. Legacy gifts, securities, real estate and cash donations will all be welcomed. Naming opportunities will also be available as the plan is developed. To make a donation please call or text Teresa Atkins at 251-331-2633 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Learning Tree, Inc.
The Learning Tree is a nonprofit organization was founded in 1983 in Mobile, Alabama, to provide educational and residential services for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, including autism. Today more than 600 children, ages 2-21, are served from more than 30 counties across the state. Seven schools are operated in the north, central, and southern regions of Alabama. For more information or to discover ways you can help, call or text 251-533-6044 or 251-331-2633 or visit our website at www.learning-tree.org.