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Building the Future of Construction Via YouthBuild Grants


The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $73,654,300 in YouthBuild grants to support academic and occupational skills training for at-risk youth.

“YouthBuild offers thousands of young people the tools, resources and opportunities they need to punch their ticket to the middle class,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “These federal grants are part of our broader effort to invest in the future of our nation’s youth and help them climb the ladder of opportunity.”

The grants range from approximately $700,000 to $1.1 million each and will fund 71 YouthBuild programs across 31 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They will help approximately 4,800 young people obtain the certifications and skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Along with the programs receiving funding today, the Labor Department now actively funds 322 YouthBuild programs around the country.

The YouthBuild program aligns with President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and job-driven training agenda by promoting a “stepping stone” approach that provides a seamless progression from education to work-based training and results in good paying jobs for young adults. The community-based nature of these grants ensures that services are provided where they are needed most and are intended to reach the hardest to serve youth.

YouthBuild is a non-residential, community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skills training to youth ages 16 to 24 who have been in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care, have dropped out of high school or are otherwise at-risk of failing to reach key educational and career milestones.

The classroom training component leads to a high school diploma, general education development or other state-recognized equivalency diploma. The occupational skills training component provides YouthBuild participants with industry-recognized certifications in construction or other in-demand occupations, such as health care and information technology. Leadership development and community service are also key elements of the YouthBuild program, helping to ensure that participants maintain a connection to their communities through public service and volunteerism.

For more information about the Department of Labor’s YouthBuild program, visit http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/youthbuild.cfm.


A list of all grantees, their locations and award amounts follows:



Grantee
City
State
Funding
Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization Inc.
Greensboro
Ala.
$938,714
Little Rock Workforce Investment Board
Little Rock
Ark.
$720,000
Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.
San Diego
Calif.
$1,100,000
Antelope Valley Partners for Health
Lancaster
Calif.
$1,100,000
Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice, and Action Inc.
Los Angeles
Calif.
$1,100,000
South Bay Workforce Investment Board Inc.
Hawthorne
Calif.
$1,100,000
Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles
Los Angeles
Calif.
$1,100,000
Colorado Construction Institute
Denver
Colo.
$1,100,000
Capital Workforce Partners
Hartford
Conn.
$1,100,000
Community Renewal Team Inc.
Hartford
Conn.
$1,100,000
Sasha Bruce Youthwork Inc.
Washington
D.C.
$1,099,324
Eastern Florida State College
Cocoa
Fla.
$960,836
Florida Institute for Workforce Innovation Inc.
Gainesville
Fla.
$1,100,000
Greater Miami Service Corps
Miami
Fla.
$1,100,000
Housing Authority of Lakeland
Lakeland
Fla.
$974,124
City of Atlanta-Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
Atlanta
Ga.
$1,100,000
City of Savannah GA
Savannah
Ga.
$936,000
Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone Inc.
Vienna
Ga.
$1,100,000
Urban League of Greater Atlanta Inc.
Atlanta
Ga.
$1,100,000
Community Council of Idaho Inc.
Caldwell
Idaho
$900,000
Emerson Park Development Corp.
East St. Louis
Ill.
$1,100,000
United Methodist Children’s Home
Mt. Vernon
Ill.
$1,100,000
YouthBuild McLean County
Normal
Ill.
$1,100,000
Indianapolis Private Industry Council d/b/a EmployIndy
Indianapolis
Ind.
$1,100,000
Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program Inc.
Hazard
Ky.
$1,100,000
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Covington
Ky.
$1,097,653
Northshore Technical Community College
Bogalusa
La.
$948,905
Southern University at Shreveport
Shreveport
La.
$1,075,000
St. James Parish Government/Department of Human Resources
Convent
La.
$900,000
Community Teamwork Inc.
Lowell
Mass.
$1,067,145
Just-A-Start Corp.
Cambridge
Mass.
$1,100,000
Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund Inc.
Lawrence
Mass.
$1,100,000
North Shore Community Development Coalition
Salem
Mass.
$1,100,000
Old Colony YMCA
Brockton
Mass.
$1,100,000
SVRC Industries Inc.
Saginaw
Mich.
$1,015,000
Guadalupe Alternative Programs
Saint Paul
Minn.
$768,000
CLIMB Community Development Corp.
Gulfport
Miss.
$1,099,985
Mississippi Action for Community Education Inc.
Greenville
Miss.
$1,077,266
West Jackson Community Development Corp.
Jackson
Miss.
$1,100,000
Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City
Mo.
$1,100,000
Job Point
Columbia
Mo.
$1,100,000
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment
St. Louis
Mo.
$1,098,580
River City Community Development Corp.
Elizabeth City
N.C.
$1,100,000
Telamon Corp.
Raleigh
N.C.
$967,200
Housing Authority of the City of Camden
Camden
N.J.
$1,100,000
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe
N.M.
$1,099,944
Youth Development Inc.
Albuquerque
N.M.
$1,100,000
Commission on Economic Opportunity
Troy
N.Y.
$782,502
United Way of Long Island Inc.
Deer Park
N.Y.
$1,100,000
YMCA of Greater New York
New York
N.Y.
$1,097,249
County Corp.
Dayton
Ohio
$1,099,999
Project REBUILD Inc.
Canton
Ohio
$954,780
Sojourners Care Network
McArthur
Ohio
$1,100,000
Community Development Support Assn. Inc.
Enid
Okla.
$929,035
Heart of Oregon Corps Inc.
Bend
Ore.
$1,100,000
Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board
Youngwood
Pa.
$822,673
American YouthWorks
Austin
Texas
$1,099,948
Community Development Corp. of Brownsville
Brownsville
Texas
$711,226
George Gervin Youth Center Inc.
San Antonio
Texas
$1,100,000
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
Ogden
Utah
$1,092,673
Virgin Islands Housing Authority
St. Thomas
US Virgin Islands
$1,100,000
International Relief & Development Inc.
Arlington
Va.
$1,099,742
Pathways-VA Inc.
Petersburg
Va.
$1,100,000
Shalom Homes Inc.
Petersburg
Va.
$1,100,000
Randolph County Housing Authority
Elkins
W.Va.
$1,060,419
Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council
Vancouver
Wash.
$1,100,000
YouthCare
Seattle
Wash.
$1,079,724
CAP Services Inc.
Stevens Point
Wis.
$704,200
Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties
Beloit
Wis.
$720,000
Milwaukee Area Technical College District
Milwaukee
Wis.
$1,089,254
Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board Inc.
Milwaukee
Wis.
$967,200
Total




$73,654,300

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 18:48