North Charleston entered into an agreement with Metanoia to revitalize the former Chicora Elementary School. Metanoia sets to reactivate the school into a non-profit and incubators space, coupled with an early childhood education center and art space. In addition, the school’s large auditorium will become a performing arts center for public use.
Prior to the partnership, the City acquired the former elementary school in a land swap with Charleston County School District. In order to provide the community with a new elementary school, the city purchased and donated the land at the site of the new Chicora Elementary School of Communication.
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