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Community Needs Assessment The Booker T. Washington Center for Community and Empowerment and Education is anticipated to open in July 2025. The Superintendent’s Community Engagement Committee has worked to develop a Community Needs Assessment that will guide the development of the Community Empowerment and Education Center.   

Feedback from families and the community will help to determine the services and programming the community needs. This will help ensure RCPS is able to support families, the community, and ultimately students. The survey has closed, and results will be presented at an upcoming School Board meeting on May 9. Thank you to everyone who provided their input!

The Center will offer: 

• A Welcome Center for students and families who need assistance with school enrollment as well as for families moving to the area who have a home language other than English (interpreting services are provided as necessary) 

• Adult Education & Professional Learning Center 

• Parent and Guardian University 

• Community Resources and Services as determined by the needs assessment 

40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502