Cleveland Job Corps Center

Cleveland Job Corps Rebuilding with Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio

January 11th, 2018

Rebuilding with Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio
Under the sponsorship of Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio, single father Andre Roberts and his daughter received much needed home repairs. During the week of December 4th, 2017, Rebuilding Together enlisted Lowe’s Department Store and the Cleveland Job Corps Center to help with the renovations to the Slavic Village neighborhood in Cleveland.

Andre attended Atterbury Job Corps Center in the 1980′s. After sustaining a debilitating injury on the job, he was no longer able to work. He struggled to maintain a safe environment within his home due to his limited mobility and financial issues. Regrettably, the need to keep food on the table outweighed the need for a new roof, and other crucial home repairs.

Through Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio’s Building, a Healthy Neighborhood program, Andre received the critical repairs needed to improve the health and safety of his home. With the assistance of volunteers from Lowe’s and Cleveland Job Corps, Andre received new kitchen cabinets, a new counter top, new front steps, front porch, handrails, upgraded lighting, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. In addition, to a much-needed new roof.

Rebuilding Together Program Manager, Rachel Jamison stated that she values what the Cleveland Job Corps students have been bringing to their projects throughout the year. “We always hear great things about the students from all of their clients,” said Rachel. “One of the best parts of the program is that is that young people and the seniors get to interact and break down stereotypes.” During Rebuilding Together orientation, volunteers attended Age Sensitivity training from the Ohio Department of Aging. Students enjoyed interacting with Andre, and learned about his experiences at Job Corps and the mentoring they received from Lowes and other area contractors.