Dignitaries cut the ribbon at the Nurtury Learning Lab on June 16, 2014. From left: Latoya Taromino, Bromley-Heath resident and Nurtury parent; State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, D-Jamaica Plain; Mayor Marty Walsh; Nurtury CEO Wayne Ysaguirre; City Councilor Matt O'Malley (behind Ysaguirre), JP and West Roxbury; Education Secretary Matt Malone and Bill McGonagle, administrator of Boston Housing Authority.

Joy, Resolve on Opening of Multi-million Dollar Early Ed Center

Jackson Square celebrated a milestone Monday with a ribbon-cutting on a $17 million early education center. But the joy was tempered, for at least one speaker, by the need to keep doing what it takes to lift families out of poverty and violence. About 200 residents and dignitaries marked the opening of the Nurtury Learning Lab outdoors under sunny skies. State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, D-Jamaica Plain, urged those gathered to remember the tough times poor Boston families must work through. When at full capacity, the new center will serve 175 students and their families.