"Project Phoenix Learning Center" Dedicated in Winston-Salem


The Jim and Cheryl Caldwell Foundation, Chris Paul’s CP3 Foundation and The Salvation Army proudly dedicated the grand opening of a new computer lab and learning center called the “Project Phoenix Learning Center” on January 22. Although Jim Caldwell and Chris Paul were unable to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony due to scheduling conflicts, each of their family was on hand.

“The center’s name comes from the mythical bird, the phoenix. It represents the trials and tribulations that many of our youth face while trying to emerge as scholars,” Cheryl Caldwell explained. “Their school provides the strategy and places like The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club provides the resources. We’re so proud to be a part of this transformation.”

The computer lab was the fifth “Project Phoenix Learning Center” in the country. The first center was dedicated in Indianapolis in 2009. The center includes 16 new computers with Promethean ActivBoards, ActivSlate, ActivExpressions, a network printer, internet accessibility and specialized interactive instructional software.

“We are blessed to have such a high caliber learning center for our Boys and Girls Club Members,” said Major James Allison, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem. “Their future is in our hands every day.”

About The Jim and Cheryl Caldwell Foundation seeks to enhance selected community centers by creating 21st century learning centers for children in underserved communities. The collaboration with local community centers serves as a natural bridge between school and home. “Project Phoenix Learning Centers” offer a positive environment of educational hardware and software that is supplemental to student learning.

Chris Paul’s CP3 Foundation strives to impact the communities it serves by using its resources and passion for philanthropy to enhance and promote education, health, sports and social responsibility for youth and families. The CP3 Foundation has contributed to the communities where Paul has lived and worked including Winston-Salem, New Orleans, Oklahoma City and Los Angeles.

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs offer a positive and safe place for kids. The Clubs provide quality after-school and summer programs designed to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Club programs focus on enhancing social skills, providing opportunities to build character and improve academic success.

Alex Carlson