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11/16/2006
Troy YouthBuild, Hudson Valley Community College Partner to Build House for Low-Income Family

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006

WHO: Dozens of students from Troy YouthBuild and Hudson Valley Community College’s Electrical Construction and Maintenance two-year, associate’s degree program.
WHAT: Troy YouthBuild students will work on a Lansingburgh home they’re constructing for a low-income family while Hudson Valley students will install electrical wiring in the house.
WHEN:

10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Nov. 17, 2006.

WHERE:

Corner of 119th Street and 6th Avenue
Lansingburgh section of Troy

DETAILS:

Students from Troy YouthBuild, an education, construction and leadership development program for young men and women, are constructing a home for a low-income family in Troy. Hudson Valley Community College volunteered to help with the project, with students from the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program installing electrical wiring in the house. Representatives from Troy YouthBuild and the college will be on hand to talk about the project.

Troy YouthBuild is a program offered through the Commission on Economic Opportunity for the Greater Capital Region. For nine months, participants spend alternate weeks at the construction site with time in the classroom, working on their GED, college preparation or life-skills training. YouthBuild offers young people ages 16 to 24 the opportunity to build their lives while building their community.