Taking some purple out of Roseland
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Santa Rosa, CA, April 9, 2018 – Roseland Collegiate Prep School was located at the former Ursuline High School campus next to Cardinal Newman High School until the school burnt to the ground as a result of the wildfires that swept through Sonoma County on Oct. 9, 2017. The 430 students enrolled in Roseland Collegiate Prep School have since found a new location and are settled into this campus across town which formerly housed another school. The new school, located in a warehouse, has recently been painted thanks to community donations and is holding a school-wide, community-wide celebration assembly on April 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm. at the campus: 100 Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa.
Roseland Collegiate Prep School went from completely purple paint (yes, totally purple, chosen as a neutral color, inside and out, for the previous school due to its location situated in the middle of gang territories) to being freshly painted in their school colors, blue and green.
When non-profit Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) reached out to those in need after the devastating Sonoma County Fires, Roseland Collegiate Prep School accepted their offer. RTR4C realized the project was bigger than their volunteers could handle and reached out to Christopherson Builders, a local builder and developer, helping to rebuild the community after wildfires, who agreed to help to transform the school.
“The new school has been in dire need of fresh paint and we are looking forward to utilizing community involvement and volunteers to make the school a welcoming campus, reflective of the goals and values for these hardworking students,” said Nancy Ballard Founder and Executive Director of RTR4C.
“We believe it will be uplifting for the students and staff to have fresh paint in their own school colors,” remarked Christopherson Builders President, Brenda Christopherson. “These kids have been through a lot this year and this is something we can do to help out and make them feel at home again at their new school campus.”
Christopherson Builders and Cutting Edge Painting have completed the transformation of the 8,000 square-foot school giving it a complete paint overhaul inside and out.
Sonoma County painting contractor, Jason Woodruff, owner of Cutting Edge Painting donated his painting expertise and time to the project. “I’m excited to do something for these great kids who lost their school in the fires,” said Woodruff. “I am grateful I am able to help the community.”
Roseland Collegiate Prep School Board Member stated, “Our very first class will be graduating in May, this will mean the world to them!”
About Christopherson Builders:
Keith and Brenda Christopherson, co-owners of Christopherson Builders, have been building successful communities in Northern California for over 35 years. With more than 6,500 new homes and 63 communities to date, they have a proven track record of award-winning development and residential building. Their rebuilding team including architects, engineers, lenders and the building trades, are ready to assist with rebuilding, selling and purchasing homes and lots. They are located in Santa Rosa, CA. www.ChristophersonBuilders.com
About Cutting Edge Painting:
Jason Woodruff is a premier painting contractor in Windsor, CA., and is committed to delivering customer service that is second to none. They offer a wide range of services to meet your residential and commercial painting needs. www.CuttingEdgePainting.org
Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo collaborates with interior designers, volunteers, local vendors and sponsors to transform hospital and clinic chemotherapy treatment rooms into beautiful, tranquil environments where true healing can occur and spirits can be lifted. San Francisco-based nonprofit RTR4C believes environments that are uplifting, inspiring and hopeful, ease the suffering of all cancer patients — both children and adults. As a result of the October fire devastations, RTR4C decided to rock all kinds of rooms, high schools, nursery schools, and others that may benefit from a boost of kindness and care. Thus this project was born. www.roomsthatrock4chemo.org
About Roseland Collegiate Prep School:
Roseland Collegiate Prep School is a public charter school located in Santa Rosa, CA. Education is about providing a diverse range of learning opportunities in which our students can become well-rounded individuals and literate, in technology, and other core subject areas. Their students are empowered to utilize skills to accomplish all of their current and future goals. Roseland Collegiate Prep School started with 90 kids in the seventh grade five years ago, and those kids will be the first graduating class in May, 2018 with 430 students. www.roselandsd.org