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Community: King Street Center moves

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Burlington's King Street Center relocated to temporary digs on South Winooski Avenue last month when demolition began on its King Street building. The nonprofit is making room for a brand-new, $4.7 million, 25,000-square-foot center, to be completed in 2015. Development director Susannah Kerest says the organization's 20-year-old building was riddled with leaks and other infrastructure problems. Lack of space was also an issue. "Kids and tutors were fighting for desks," she says. "That's just not good practice when you're trying to give kids a leg up academically." Kerest says the new building will provide more opportunities for community engagement. "We've had to say no to a lot of ideas. Now we won't have to."

King Street Center: The organization, temporarily located at 179 South Winooski Avenue, is currently looking for mentors for kindergarten through second-graders. Find more information at kingstreetcenter.org.

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