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Grants go to boost Boston jobs

Posted on August 31, 2017

A number of grants are going to boost Boston jobs.

About $80 million in grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk individuals ages 16-to-24.

“There are pathways to successful careers outside of traditional education models,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “There are 6.2 million open jobs in the U.S., including 228,000 in construction, and 388,000 in manufacturing. By partnering with local community colleges and nonprofits, we can empower America’s young people with the skills to succeed in the good-paying jobs of today and of the future.”

YouthBuild is a recognized pre-apprenticeship program that helps at-risk youth complete high school or state equivalency degree programs, earn industry-recognized certifications for in-demand occupations, and undergo training to build housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities.

The grants announced today range from approximately $650,000 to $1.1 million each, and will help fund 77 YouthBuild programs.

YouthBuild has a network of 260 urban and rural YouthBuild programs in 46 states.

Grant Recipient City State


Cornerstone Revitalization Foundation, Inc. Birmingham AL


Housing Authority of the City of Eufaula Eufaula AL


Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission Fresno CA


Los Angeles Conservation Corps Los Angeles CA


Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps Sacramento CA


South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Hawthorne CA


The Youth Employment Partnership, Inc. Oakland CA


Volunteers of America of Los Angeles Los Angeles CA


Year One Inc. (Mile High Youth Corps) Denver CO


Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Development Board, Inc. Ocala FL


Indian River State College Fort Pierce FL


OIC of South Florida, Inc. Ft. Lauderdale FL


Tampa Bay Academy of Hope, Inc. Tampa FL


Heart of the Community Ministries, Inc. Fairburn GA


Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone, Inc. Cordele GA


Thomson Housing Authority Thomson GA


Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Inc. Atlanta GA


City and County of Honolulu Department of Community Services Honolulu HI


Hi’ilei Aloha LLC Honolulu HI


Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny IA


Community Council of Idaho, Inc. Caldwell ID


Bethel Family Resource Center Chicago Heights IL


Community Development Institute Chicago IL


Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc. Rockford IL


Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey IL


YBLC, Inc. North Chicago IL


Youth Conservation Corps Waukegan IL


The Housing Authority of the City of Evansville Evansville IN


United Way of Wyandotte County Kansas City KS


Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Covington KY


Young Adult Development in Action, Inc. Louisville KY


Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc. Hammond LA


St. James Parish Gov’t, Department of Human Resources CAA Convent LA


Community Teamwork, Inc. Lowell MA


People Acting in Community Endeavors, Inc. New Bedford MA


YouthBuild Boston, Inc.