Jefferson School heads toward escrow
Friends, Neighbors and Community Partners,
Wednesday night, the Eureka City School Board made a decision likely to change the future of Eureka forever!
The School Board accepted the Purchase and Sale Agreement with the Westside Community Improvement Association (WCIA) for the Jefferson School Site.
This is a huge step toward restoring common ground on the Westside. WCIA’s vision is to engage the community in planning, developing, and growing this project to realize the greatest benefit to the people. And we are going to need everybody’s help!
The Jefferson project is not supported by standard municipal funding; the majority of the money used to purchase, renovate and manage the diverse components envisioned will come from the community. We will be engaging in everything from rummage sales, benefit concerts to asking for annual pledges of support. This project is the first of its kind in Eureka and judging from the support we have already received we are confident the community believes in Jefferson as much as we do.
To all of you who have already sent your pledges and made it possible for us to get this far, THANK YOU! To everyone interested in offering support we are now a Federally recognized 501C(3) and are entering escrow as soon as tomorrow (June 3). Donations, ideas, and well wishes can be sent to
P.O. Box 5315
Eureka, CA 95502
Westside Community Improvement Association Fund
c/o Humboldt Area Foundation
373 Indianola Road
Bayside, CA 95524
Jefferson is fostering the spirit of community and setting the example for how we can build our future together.
Richard Evans and Heidi Benzonelli (WCIA VP and P)