Rainbow Community School has the opportunity of a lifetime: to acquire the church property adjacent to the campus.
We are a growing community in West Asheville.
Right now, our school has the highest enrollment in our 35-year history.
Our strategic plan compels puts us on the road to better-serve our current families, begin providing services and programming for alumni, promote our educational model all over the world, and ensure that the integrity and legacy of Rainbow remains stronger than ever
To that end, we’re bursting at the seams!
Sometimes opportunities come along that compel us to take action. And we must take action now.
An Opportunity to Increase the Size of Our Campus
The West Asheville Church of God is for sale – right next to Rainbow!
It is 2.64 acres of land and 3 buildings with 14,400 sq. ft.
This will allow RCS to fulfill nine identified needs:
- A community sanctuary
- A community garden
- Student support services
- Art and music classrooms
- Meeting rooms/community classrooms
- A performance hall
- An athletic field & outdoor play space
….and most importantly…
9. Adequate space for classes!
The Capital Campaign – Rainbow Rising
In order to acquire the property, we must embark upon a Capital Campaign.
On Thursday 26 September 2013, we had an All Hands on Deck meeting.
Parents and Rainbow Community members gathered together. We had a Centering to put is in the mindset of being aware of our blessings and looking forward to the future with so much potential.
RCS parents had a chance to tour the church:
As with all of our Rainbow events, we begin with Centering. This time, it was at the Community Center at the current West Asheville Church of God. This allowed us to get a real feel for the new space.
If you have questions, you can contact Micah regarding our Capital Campaign. We need “all hands” to make this opportunity a reality.
If you can, we need volunteers who have skills and strengths in the following areas:
- event planning
- social media
- running errands
- graphic design
- hosting events
- willingness to make phone calls
If you want to help we will have plenty of opportunities. **See dates below for more details.
During this Campaign meeting, community members had a chance to see the sanctuary. Renee asked everyone to write down, in one word, something that captures their vision, aspiration and hopes for Rainbow Community School on a card.
As we gathered in the sanctuary space, Renee had everyone place that card in a basket to embrace the realm of possibility.
At Rainbow Community School, we have
- a vision
- a dream
- a wish
We need your help to realize our goal.
The church property will usher Rainbow Community School into a new era.
The property will provide Rainbow Community with the space it needs to fully blossom.
The Rainbow Rising! Capital Campaign includes five phases:
An additional Phase 5 is not included in the Rainbow Rising Campaign. (Its costs are to be determined. Phase 5 funds will be from other revenues/sources raised in other years.)
**We will have another parent meeting regarding our campaign. If you would like more information, please consider attending our presentation at
Monday 30 September
$10 cover charge