Pullman Community Center Provides Athletics and Academics

Citizen Newspaper | By Tia Carol Jones

 

The Pullman Community Center has become an important fixture in the year and a half since it opened. It began with a vision from 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale to build an indoor baseball facility, but the vision later mushroomed into the center it is today.

Located on 10355 S. Woodlawn, the Pullman Community Center boasts of three hardwood courts, three turf fields and four batting/pitching cages.

Beale said while the goal was a sports facility, he made sure the educational component was there too. And that was important Beale added because when you look at the athletes, sometimes they struggle in school.

Enter Silas Green and the 530 Scholars, a group with the mission to get students in the top five percent of their class and to get a 30 on the ACT through education programming.

“We really didn’t realize how fortunate we were and what an amazing program it is."

 

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