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Harrisburg help organization moves into new home

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Joshua Group moved into a renovated school building near 15th and Market in Harrisburg this week.

The building was originally owned by Metro Bank. The bank gave them the building last summer. The Joshua Group raised nearly $700,000 for repairs and upgrades to get the facility ready.

The learning center has a library, reading room and computer lab.

Kirk Hallett founded the Joshua Group 15 years ago. He said the group's focus is helping children of all ages who live in troubled areas of the city to concentrate on academics.

"All ages, so kindergarten through high school could be in the same computer lab," said Hallett.  "They can work on remedial work or academic support work."

The Joshua Learning Center will also be home to 50 pre-kindergarten students on a daily basis.  They expect to be fully operational by they end of the month.

 

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