The Wick Park Revitalization Project received assistance from the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority's YouthBuild Mahoning County program. Work crews assisted with the much needed replacement of park benches on the corner of Elm St. & Park Ave as well as with preparation for the 2010 Grey to Green Festival. The project work was part of the United Way's Day of Caring 2009.
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. Low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing or assisting with construction in community development related projects and transform their own lives and roles in society in the process.
Great thanks to Richard King, Anthonie Jackson and the students of YouthBuild for their time and hard work.
For more on YouthBuild Mahoning County visit their website here.