Grants fuel new center

Grants fuel new center Justin Beene has always dreamed of developing a youth center near his old neighborhood. He’s living proof that dreams do come true. Although it’s only been a few months since the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation opened its doors at 1530 Madison Ave. SE, Beene, the director of the center, […]

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Youth Build program prepares students for construction jobs and life

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Rorey Shepherd is ready to start rebuilding his life, if not a home in your neighborhood. Shepherd, 24, is one of 15 students graduating this week from Youth Build, a seven-month program that gave him his high school graduate equivalent degree and construction skills that he plans to carry onto a […]

Building bridges toward a brighter future

Building bridges toward a brighter future Next time you’re thinking about hiring someone for snow removal, lawn care, deck building, remodeling, or any other type of home project, consider contacting Building Bridges Professional Services. Not only will you receive professional services at reduced or competitive rates, but you’ll also give at-risk young adults an opportunity […]

YouthBuild gives young adults a chance to learn construction, job skills

YouthBuild gives young adults a chance to learn construction, job skills GRAND RAPIDS — Junius Williams led his YouthBuild peers in a chant as they marched two-by-two down the sidewalk to their construction site on Highland Street SE. “Everywhere we go. We let people know. Who we are. The future of G. R.” Based on […]

Grand Rapids YouthBuild offers at-risk youth second chance at education and employment

Grand Rapids YouthBuild offers at-risk youth second chance at education and employment GRAND RAPIDS — Finding a job is a task for most people, but a young person without a diploma may find few options. Local organizations are teaming up to provide a GED, an income and a developed skill set, all in one program, […]