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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement that YouthBuild Programs in Olympia, Spokane, Yakima, and Tacoma will each be awarded a $1,100,000 grant. YouthBuild is a workforce and community development program that serves youth ages 16-24.  

“This is fantastic news for YouthBuild Programs in Washington state,” said Senator Patty Murray. “These innovative programs give at-risk youth a chance to get real, on-the-job skills training, while completing their high school education.”

The target population for YouthBuild is high school dropouts who may be youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, adjudicated youth or other at-risk populations.  The YouthBuild program uses a dual program model combining academic instruction and occupational skills training leading to the completion of a high school diploma or GED.  Participants receive an opportunity to gain industry-recognized credentials in construction trades while gaining hands-on experience in the construction industry.  More about YouthBuild.

Washington YouthBuild grant awards:

YouthBuild Grantee

City

State

Zip

Title/Description of Grant Project

Funding Amount

Community Youth Services

Olympia

WA

98506-3984

Community Youth Services` Thurston County YouthBuild Project

$1,100,000

NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101

Spokane

WA

99223-7738

YouthBuild Spokane (YBS)

$1,100,000

Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington

Yakima

WA

98902-1467

YouthBuild Yakima

$1,100,000

Tacoma Goodwill Industries

Tacoma

WA

98409-8130

Tacoma Goodwill YouthBuild 2013 Project

$1,100,000

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

$4,400,000