After a three-year search for a location, Tiger Woods’s charitable foundation will announce Tuesday that it plans to open campuses for the Tiger Woods Learning Center this fall at a pair of District charter schools, following through on a pledge to make Washington the East Coast base for Woods’s philanthropic efforts.
The campuses will be located at two branches of the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy, one on Capitol Hill in Ward 6, the other just off the Anacostia Freeway in Ward 7 in Northeast, and are due to have construction completed in mid-August, with openings in October.
“I’m excited we are moving forward on this initiative in the Washington, D.C. community,” Woods said in a statement released through his Tiger Woods Foundation. “The two campuses will bring the best of our curriculum to some very deserving kids. A lot of people have helped to make this happen, and I’m very grateful for their support.”
Woods has one learning center open in Anaheim, Calif., where underprivileged children in grade 5 through high school concentrate not on golf, but take classes ranging from forensic science to graphic design. Officials from Woods’s foundation intended to open a similar center in Washington — and still may do so — but struggled to find an appropriate, affordable piece of property to rent, renovate or buy.