On Tuesday, December 21, 2004, Walter Dixie, Executive Director of Jubilee
Homes in Syracuse, NY, was presented a $400,000 check by HUD's Deputy Secretary
Roy Bernardi. The Youthbuild Grant will give high school dropouts a second chance.
The 18 month program will train men and women between the ages of 16 to 24 in
construction and provide an opportunity to earn their diplomas. They will
work side by side with experienced craftsmen to build 11 homes that will be
offered to low-income families.
From left to right are: Congressman Walsh, Dorothy Stoneman of Youthbuild - USA, Walter Dixie, Executive Director for Jubilee Homes, HUD Deputy Secretary Roy Bernardi, and Stephen Jones, Superintendent, Syracuse City School District.
From left to right are: Congressman Walsh, Walter Dixie, Executive Director for Jubilee Homes, and Deputy Secretary Roy Bernardi.