WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six community organizations in Ohio will receive new federal resources to provide educational and occupational training for at-risk Ohioans between the ages of 16-24. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today that competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Labor’s YouthBuild program were awarded to: Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency in Hamilton County, CountyCorp in Montgomery County, Project Rebuild, Inc. in Stark County, Sojourners Care Network in Vinton County, Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority in Trumbull County, and WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. in Sandusky County.
“Helping young people get a foothold in the workforce is critical to Ohio’s long-term success. We must pay special attention to making sure that at-risk youth have the opportunity to get a good education and job training,” Brown said. “This funding will help organizations across our state continue their important work.”
- Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency will receive $1,091,383.
- CountyCorp in Dayton will receive $1,080,000.
- Project Rebuild, Inc. in Canton will receive $1,055,980.
- Sojourners Care Network in McArthur will receive $900,000.
- Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority in Warren will receive $1,035,000.
- WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. in Fremont will receive $1,100,000.
The YouthBuild grants fund community-based alternative education programs designed to provide classroom instruction and occupational skills to at-risk youth. The program helps out-of-school individuals earn a GED or high school diploma and simultaneously provides occupational training. The program teaches participants skills in both construction and fast-growing areas such as health care and information technology.