Below is a press release from Cummings Properties:
WILMINGTON, MA — SEEM Collaborative is preparing to move its Therapeutic Learning Center from Beebe School, in Melrose, to more than 40,000 square feet at 260 Fordham Road, Wilmington. The Cummings Properties-managed building will also house SEEM Collaborative’s Assessment and Intervention Center.
Founded in 1968, the nonprofit educational agency offers specialty services for students aged 3 to 22 across more than 40 school districts, including Wilmington. Its Therapeutic Learning Center is a public elementary and middle school program that helps students with intensive special needs learn communication, academic readiness, and general life and social skills.
The SEEM Assessment and Intervention Center is an interim alternative educational setting that combines curriculum-based learning with counseling, physical and occupational therapy, and other support services. For up to nine school weeks, students attend class daily while educators and clinicians work to determine the appropriate long-term educational placements for them.
With space demands for traditional public schools increasing in Melrose, SEEM Collaborative’s space at Beebe School will be reallocated at the end of its current lease. The Therapeutic Learning Center will continue to operate there until the scheduled opening of its Wilmington location this summer.
Cummings Properties account manager Kara Murphy submitted the lease proposal to SEEM Collaborative.
“Cummings’ expansive portfolio and substantial in-house design and construction resources allow us to handle large, complex requirements like those of SEEM Collaborative,” said Murphy. “We’re delighted we could provide a space to meet the evolving needs of this important community organization.”
SEEM Collaborative has enjoyed a long relationship with both the real estate and foundation sides of the Cummings organization. Its executive offices are housed at 92 Montvale Avenue in Stoneham, another Cummings Properties-managed building. The educational agency is also a Cummings Foundation grant awardee.
Other schools in the Cummings portfolio include Montessori Kids Universe, Little Folks Day School, Bright Horizons, May Center School, The Corwin-Russell School at Broccoli Hall, Global Children School, and Puddle Duck Day School.
Cummings Properties manages a portfolio of 10 million square feet of commercial space in 11 suburban communities north and west of Boston. Most of these properties, including 92 Montvale Avenue in Stoneham and 260 Fordham Road in Wilmington, are owned by Cummings Foundation, with 100 percent of all rental profits supporting hundreds of local charities. The Cummings organization has awarded more than $280 million to date and will announce the recipients of an additional $25 million in funding this June. More information is available at http://www.cummings.com.
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