Congresswoman Niki Tsongas visited the YouthBuild Lawrence site to present a check for $1.1 million. The Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc., which sponsors the YouthBuild program was recently awarded the grant from the United States Department of Labor to continue the efforts of this program which has been a fixture in Lawrence for the past 20 years.
In addition to the Congresswoman, Executive Director, Ralph Carrero of the Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc. and April Lyskowski, Director of YouthBuild Lawrence welcome to many supporters of the program including city and state officials to join with the students of YouthBuild Lawrence in celebrating on this happy occasion.
YouthBuild Lawrence will be providing education, workforce development, life skills training, leadership development and community service for 68 new students beginning in 2015. These young people will follow in the footsteps of hundreds who have come before them and utilize the skills they learned at the YouthBuild program to be great in a productive and positive lifestyle.