Power Center CDC

Established for the sustainable economic, educational, and social development of the Hickory Hill Community, their two flagship initiatives are the Power Center Schools and the Power Center Academy Town Center. The PCA Town Center is a community model that will include a middle school and high school, a performing arts center, a wellness center, housing and retail. It is being constructed over a 43-acre site with an abandoned 394-unit apartment complex. In 2008 the Power Center launched the charter Power Center Academy Middle School and in 2010 a high school was approved. They have also piloted SunTrust Bank’s first Youth Bank, which teaches entrepreneurship and financial responsibility to 6th graders who get paid “salaries” of up to $600. Students can save, spend or invest in the stock market. They can also lose money for breaking rules or not turning in homework assignments.

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