Oklahoma City, October 19, 2007 — Oklahoma Fifth District Congresswoman Mary Fallin today announced a $555,000 federal grant has been awarded to The Eagle Ridge Institute’s “Eagle’s Nest YouthBuild”. And, an equal second-year funding is contingent upon Congressional approval.
“I am proud of this Oklahoma City-based program’s efforts to provide job training and educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth in our region.” Fallin said.
“YouthBuild students construct and repair housing for low-income families in their own neighborhoods, while working toward a GED or high school diploma.”
Congresswoman Fallin called the program a win-win situation and an example of how the government and non-profits can work together for a brighter future for all Oklahomans.
Fallin said, “Program Director Marie Burns tells me the grant is possible because of the strong support and partnership of: The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City; Oklahoma City Housing Authority; the Area Prevention and Resource Center of Oklahoma; Regional Food Bank; Workforce Oklahoma; Mid-Del Adult Learning Center; and the Office of Juvenile Affairs.
So, these entities deserve our gratitude and congratulations, as well.”
For more information about “Eagle’s Nest YouthBuild”, contact Marie Burns through the Eagle Ridge Institute at 405-840-1359.