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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Construction gets underway Thursday on a new education and community center in south St. Louis.

The SouthSide Early Childhood Center has been helping low-income kids in St. Louis for the past 127 years.

Right now, it's located on Iowa Avenue. The new facility is being built on Jefferson near Interstate 44.

A ground breaking is scheduled at 3 p.m. The project is slated to cost about $3.5 million.

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