RWLC combines academics, cultural enrichment, technology, and tennis to challenge and inspire young people. Grounded in the principles of project-based learning, its academic support programs offer 3.5 hours of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) daily. In partnership with Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, Blacks in Wax Creative Arts chronicles African American history with a new, original stage production each year. RWLC also sponsors field trips, entrepreneurship opportunities, and tennis tournaments a rich assortment of community-enhancing programs. Over the years, it has outfitted tennis courts with ample and safe equipment, provided vans for transporting children to events, resurfaced basketball courts and baseball fields, funded computer labs, renovated outdoor amphitheaters, built playgrounds, supported tennis, mentoring, and education programs all with the goal of making available to children and families, primarily in Wards 7 and 8, the resources they deserve.

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Budget (FY2021)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Recreation Wish List Committee is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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