This month, for the first time since 2006, the Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition welcomes a new member to its ranks. The North Shore Community Development Coalition of Salem was approved as a YouthBuild USA affiliate last year, and after recently applying for membership to the MYBC, was voted in unanimously by its current members.
Currently, the North Shore CDC operates a program in conjunction with the Salem Community Charter School that offers young, low-income individuals the opportunity to engage in community service while gaining educational, career, and leadership skills.
Sound familiar? Their mission, philosophy, and internal operations are in many ways identical to those of a YouthBuild program.
“They already have many of the YouthBuild components in place and have built great community relationships,” said Terry Moran, MYBC Director. “We’ll be working with them to develop those additional components and we’re looking forward to doing so.”
Since its establishment in 2010, the North Shore CDC has created over 300 units of affordable housing as one of the largest community development coalitions in Massachusetts. As the newest member of the Coalition, they will bring their knowledge, experience, and determination to every MYBC monthly meeting, weighing in on some of the key issues that affect YouthBuild programs in Massachusetts.
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