Unique partnership gives young people hands-on experience building low-income housing

The Spokesman-Review: Unique partnership gives young people hands-on experience building low-income housing

A partnership between Walker Construction, NEWESD 101 YouthBuild, Next Generation Zone and Transitions is working to provide real life experience to young people entering a construction career. Next Generation Zone, a career center for young people; YouthBuild, a program that gives youth construction training while they work toward GEDs; and Transitions, a nonprofit serving homeless women and families that is building affordable housing, called the Home Yard Cottages, a $6.2 million project creating 24 small homes for formerly homeless women and children.