Source: Chicago Tribune
new bridge is being built in Naperville between two populations who sometimes struggle to connect with each other.
The grand opening of the new facility that will be home to both the Alive Center and NaperBridge will happen sometime this spring, organizers say. It will bring programming for youth and adults to the same venue.
The partnership came in part because NaperBridge, the Naperville teen center that opened 14 months ago in the city core, promptly outgrew its 500 square feet.
The Alive Center has leased a 5,000-square-foot space that used to house Koshgarian Rug and Carpet Cleaners, across the street from Naperville North High School’s athletic fields. It will be under construction for the next few months.
Jonathan Kim, a Naperville North High School senior and president of the NaperBridge student board, is pleased with the new partnership, and the roomier hangout. Before, concerts and other functions had to be held off site, at places such as The Barn, run by the Naperville Park District, or in cramped quarters at the downtown site. Virtually every event can be held at the teen center’s new headquarters. Read the Full Article