According to Mid-Hudson News,
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Ulster YouthBuild in Kingston and Nubian Directions II in Poughkeepsie a total of over $2 million for their programs.
YouthBuild is a comprehensive Youth and Community Development program that offers its participants the opportunity to continue their education to secure a high school equivalency diploma, and receive life skills and leadership development training, while learning housing construction skills with hands-on training at a housing construction site.
To date, Ulster YouthBuild has completed 28 houses – 26 in the City of Kingston and one each in Ellenville and the Town of Ulster.
“The YouthBuild program works to revitalize community neighborhoods, and at the same time provides opportunities for YouthBuild students to embark on a positive direction to rebuild their lives,” said Bonnie Landi, executive director of the Ulster YouthBuild Kingston Area YouthBuild program.
The Labor Department has awarded Nubian Directions II in Poughkeepsie $1.1 million and Kingston YouthBuild $1.069 million.