The completion of the first residence on the Oak Cliff campus was celebrated virtually and with a community “drive-through” reception.

The AT LAST! facility is seen under construction in February.(Ryan Michalesko / Staff Photographer)

The Oak Cliff community is celebrating the completion of the city’s first urban boarding campus.

AT LAST!, which stands for Accessing Transformative Life and Scholastic Tools, is a boarding school experience for kids living in poverty.

“There’s no reason that any child should be without the fundamentals of life, that make life work better,” founder and CEO Randy Bowman told KTVT-TV (Channel 11). “That’s what we want to do here.”

The completion of the first residence on the Oak Cliff campus was celebrated virtually and with a community “drive-through” reception.

The initiative will serve third-, fourth- and fifth-graders who qualify for free or reduced lunch and whose parents want them in the program. AT LAST! will gradually expand to include a lower-level grade each year until it serves students in first through sixth grades.

The young scholars will receive help with their homework and have structured support — similar to elite boarding schools.

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