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Nelson Heights center to remain open
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The Nelson Heights Community Center will get a second year of life.

The center served 100 children during the fiscal year, with 29 of those enrolled for at least 30 days. The center wants to serve 25 children next year, providing after school tutoring and other programs four days a week, according to Bea Jackson, who oversees the center.

Jackson is the director of Washington Street Community Center, which contracts with the recreation commission to run Nelson Heights.
She said the center could use more volunteers and continued community investment.

Despite the problems, including the Covington fire marshal shutting down the building after its grand opening, Jackson said the center stayed on budget. It also did not have any problems with vandalism, with the exception of one broken window after the tutoring program had closed for the summer.

The center will need to hire a new director, Jackson said. The center's total budget was $48,060.

The center also played host to GED classes, and 12 students graduated from a program put on by Newton Reads, a non-profit literacy group.