The 37 El Cajon Boulevard project consists of a $7.1 million NMTC investment for substantial rehabilitation of two buildings in Normal Heights to provide a new larger site for the San Diego County Office of Education’s new educational model/concept (Momentum Learning) that will focus on teaching at-risk youth tangible skills like culinary arts and welding/fabrication that will greatly expand opportunities for students to transition directly into living wage jobs. 37ECB includes four makers spaces equipped with electronics benches and flex workspace that will house instructional programs that teach students welding, 3-D printing, laser cutting, wood working, construction, and fabrication.
Also, a production kitchen on site affords students the opportunity to reach competency in major areas of food preparation. Momentum Learning expects to have up to 220 community school students enrolled at the site and up to 40 students will attend per day for a Career-Technical Education program. The school had initial enrollment in October 2016.