Meet the woman behind the Muslim school project

That building on Thru Parkway Drive in the Erie Station Business Park is expected to open in the fall as Al Wadood Academy.

A soon-to-be vacant call center in a West Henrietta industrial park will soon have a new purpose.

Al Wadood Academy will seek permission from the City Council next month to open a K-12 college preparatory school at 250 Thruway Park Drive.

The location, inside the Erie Business Park, is allegorical of the school’s visionary approach to life lessons: What’s around you is not as important as what’s inside you .

What is Al Wadood Academy?

Mimi Enadeghe, founder, CEO and president of Al Wadood, said there is a great need – and call – for moral and Islamic-centered education.