Community and Business Development News

Community and Business Development - Aug. 31, 2015

YouthBuild Winston-Salem will hold information and application sessions this month at nine city recreation centers:

Monday, 9/14 - Hanes Hosiery Community Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd. at 10 a.m.

Monday, 9/14 - Rupert Bell Neighborhood Center, 1501 Mount Zion Place at 2 p.m.

Monday, 9/14 - Sprague St. Community Center, 1350 E Sprague St. at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, 9/15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2001 Pittsburg Ave. at Noon.

Tuesday, 9/15 - Carl H. Russell Sr. Recreation Center, 3521 Carver School Road at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, 9/16 - Belview Recreation Center, 2800 Burgandy Street at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, 9/16 - William C. Sims Sr. Neighborhood Center, 1201 Alder St. at 4 p.m.

Thursday, 9/17 - Miller Park Community Center, 400 Leisure Lane at 11 a.m.

Friday, 9/18 - William Roscoe Anderson Jr. Recreation Center, 2450 Reynolds Park Road at 10 a.m.

YouthBuild Winston-Salem is a nine-month program that offers eligible high school drop-outs the opportunity to get paid while they earn their GED and receive training and certification in a construction trade, nursing assistance, pharmacy technology, facility maintenance, or advanced manufacturing.

All YouthBuild participants also receive a personal development plan as well as assistance after they complete the program to find a job or continue their education.

To be eligible, applicants must be a high-school dropout without a GED and be between 16 and 24 years old on the date of enrollment.

Applicants must also meet at least one of these requirements: live in a low-income household, be a current or former foster youth, have a disability, be the child of an incarcerated parent, be a youth or adult offender, or be a migrant farm worker youth.

To apply or for more information call (336) 397-7770 or send an e-mail to youthbuildws@cityofws.org.

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