Grant: $523,319 - Department of Labor - Jul. 1, 2009
100% voted satisfied - 0% voted not satisfied - 3 vote(s) cast
Award Description: YouthBuild provides job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-24 while constructing or rehabilitating affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their own neighborhoods. Youth split their time between the construction site and the classroom, where they earn their GED (General Education Diploma) or high school diploma, learn to be community leaders, and prepare for college and other postsecondary training opportunities. YouthBuild includes significant support systems, such as a mentoring, follow-up education, employment, and personal counseling services; and participation in community service and civic engagement. (Source: http://www.doleta.gov/Youth_services/) The YouthBuild Transfer Act (http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/One%20Pager%20on%20Transfer.pdf) states YouthBuild enables disadvantaged youth to obtain the education and employment skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency in occupations in demand and post-secondary education and training opportunities; To provide disadvantaged youth with opportunities for meaningful work and service to communities; To foster the development of employment and leadership skills and commitment to community development among youth in low-income communities; and To expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for homeless individuals and low-income families by utilizing the energies and talents of disadvantaged youth. Projected outcomes: 1. Enroll 100 percent of the enrollment goal 2. Place at least 70 percent in employment (including military), post-secondary education and/or advanced skills training/occupation skills training in the first quarter after exit. 3. At least 50 percent will obtain a GED, high school diploma, or certificate by the end of the third quarter after exit. 4. At least 50 percent will meet the Literacy/Numeracy Gains Common Measure. 5. At least 75 percent of those youth placed in employment (including military), post-secondary education and/or advanced skills training/occupation skills training in the first quarter after exit will remain employed or in education by the third quarter after exit.
Project Description: YouthBuild Omaha will serve disadvantaged youth ages 16 to 24, and will assist the youth in developing leadership and employment skills, build low-income housing at Habitat for Humanity sites, and take part in an academic classroom to increase learning. This team-oriented, project-based learning environment will prove more effective than traditional high school or drop-in GED programs. YouthBuild Omaha will serve 46 participants over two years. YouthBuild Omaha participants will split their time between the academic classroom working towards a GED or high school diploma, will receive employment and leadership skills, and will work on a Habitat for Humanity construction site building homes start-to-finish for low-income families. Upon program completion the youth will be eligible to receive college credit at Metropolitan Community College. During the third quarter of the calendar year 2009, YouthBuild Staff were hired and trained, the staff began to recruitment potential youth for the program. At the end of September 2009, 20 youth have attended an application orientation for YouthBuild Omaha. The first class will start in October 2009. Outcomes: Enrollment goal= Contract standard is enroll 46 over two years Placement into Employment/Education; Department of Labor, Youthbuild Standard is 70% Youth Attainment of a Degree/Certificate; Department of Labor, Youthbuild Standard is 50% Literacy/Numeracy Gains; Department of Labor, Youthbuild Standard is 50% Retention in employment, post-secondary education and/or advanced skills training/occupation skills training in the first quarter after exit will remain employed or in education by the third quarter after exit; Department of Labor, Youthbuild Standard is 75% No more than 20 percent of youth who entered the program as offenders will be re-arrested for a new crime or re-incarcerated for revocation for the parole or probation order within one year of enrollment in YouthBuild.
Jobs Summary: YouthBuild Coordinator who over sees the program delivery, recruitment and youth enrollment, data entry, and supervises the construction trainer, academic trainer, and case manager; Construction Trainer is responsible for the training for youth while on the construction site; Academic Trainer is responsible for the academic training of the youth to assist them in attaining the GED; Case Manager is responsible for the leadership development of the youth, case noting, data entry, and file upkeep; a portion of the Youth Manager time is devoted to overseeing the program delivery of YouthBuild; and a part-time Compliance Specialist monitors the contract to ensure performance is met and the program is being delivered per policy. (Total jobs reported: 4)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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