Published : Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 12:42 PM
Shea Properties announced today that they have awarded a $100,000 grant to Ramona Convent Secondary School, a private college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12 in Alhambra, California. The generous donation will provide for significant technology improvements to the school, including the installation of Wi-Fi across the campus and in classrooms.
“Shea Properties is honored to support the students and staff of Ramona Convent Secondary School through this technology grant,” said Andres Friedman, Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Shea Properties. “This grant will maximize the resources and learning tools used to provide the best possible education and promote academic excellence.”
“Technology is a necessity in the curriculum offered to today’s students,” said Sister Kathleen Callaway, SNJM President of Ramona Convent Secondary School. “It is not simply about having more devices in the classroom but about using them effectively as a tool to enhance student learning. We are grateful for the donation from Shea Properties and for the educational advantage it will provide for our students and faculty.”
Previous education related investments by Shea Properties in the city of Alhambra include donations to All Souls: Chinese and Spanish Language Immersion School to help with building and classroom improvements.
Shea Properties is building a new mixed-use retail and apartment project, Alhambra Place. Located on Main and Garfield in the heart of downtown Alhambra, the project began construction on the 140,000-square-feet of specialty retail and dining space in the fall of 2014 and is expected to reach completion in the summer of 2015. The apartments will begin construction in the spring of 2015 with first units scheduled to be available in the fall of 2016.
Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Rd., Alhambra, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.
Shea Properties (Southern California), 130 Vantis, Suite 200, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 (949) 389-7000 or visit www.sheaproperties.com.
About Shea Properties
Shea Properties, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, is a diversified real estate company responsible for the acquisition, design, development, construction and management of business parks, shopping centers, apartment communities and mixed-use environments. Since beginning operations in 1977, annual revenues have grown steadily to more than $250 million, while the overall value of the portfolio has grown to more than $3 billion. Shea Properties owns and operates approximately 6,500 apartment units and 5 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space in California and Colorado. Currently, Shea Properties has nearly $1 billion in development projects underway.