For the past four years, ServCorps has had the very satisfying role of training the students and graduates of the YouthBuild Hartford Program of Co-opportunity, Inc. Over 50 young people built their construction skills and improved their prospects for employment under ServCorps supervision. Unfortunately, Co-opportunity did not receive its federal funding to continue the program. On December 31, 2012, the last group of construction interns finished their year with ServCorps. In 2013, Servcorps returned to its original mission of providing … Continue reading
The Internships Program provides construction training and support services for low income young people between the ages of 18 and 24. Since July 1, 2012, we have received a total of $20,000 from the following foundations: J Walton Bissell, George and Grace Long Foundation, People’s United Community Foundation, and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The generous support of these donors makes it possible for these young men to get off to a good start.
ServCorps and our volunteers have recently finished work on 156 Sargeant Street. The 2-family home will be sold to low-to-moderate income people, many of whom are first time home buyers. Our collaborating partner, Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (NINA), has asked our volunteers to rehabilitate two more properties at 199 Sargeant Street and 1 Imlay Street. Workdays are Tuesdays through Saturdays.
ServCorps has helped YouthBuild Hartford graduates continue with their workforce development training by providing them with year long construction internships. They will continue to develop their building and leadership skills under the supervision of caring and committed ServCorps construction mentors. In the past month, ServCorps has added a new supportive service to its Internship Program: a case manager to help the young people access educational opportunities and other services.