West Hills, CA. New Community Jewish High School announces the awarding of a $50,000 capital grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles in support of its new campus project. The grant is being used to renovate the school’s new permanent home located at 22622 Vanowen Street in West Hills. The new campus project elements include conversion of space into classrooms, five state-of-the-art science labs, and upgrading the athletic and outdoor areas for increased usability.
School will open on August 29, 2013 with a college preparatory program for 450 students in grades nine through 12. NCJHS purchased the property from The Jewish Federation in 2012, bringing the school back to its original home where it opened in September 2002 in rented space. For the past nine years, the school operated from its current location on the campus of Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills.
The Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin I. Schotland stated, “New Community Jewish High School is a relatively young school, founded just over a decade ago, and already it’s the third-largest Jewish community high school in the nation. The Jewish Community Foundation is very proud to provide a Capital Grant to NCJHS to help it build a new campus that can accommodate its robust growth.”
According to Scott Zimmerman, president, NCJHS board of trustees, “We are grateful to The Foundation for this generous grant. NCJHS is committed to building Jewish community and leadership through education, and we will wisely apply this grant towards our current capital project of building state-of-the-art educational facilities on our new campus.”
Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles is the largest manager of charitable assets and the leader in planned giving solutions for Greater Los Angeles Jewish philanthropists. The Foundation currently manages assets of $797 million (as of Dec. 31, 2012) and ranks among the 11 largest Los Angeles foundations. In 2012, The Foundation and its more than 1,000 donors distributed $53 million in grants to hundreds of nonprofit organizations with programs that span the range of philanthropic giving. For more information, please visit www.jewishfoundationla.org.