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Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.1 Million in Federal Funding for United Way of Long Island’s Youthbuild Program

From the Newsroom of U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer -- 

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.1 million in federal funding for United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild program to help disadvantaged young adults earn degrees and build construction-related job experience. The funding is authorized by the Department of Labor’s YouthBuild program, aimed to support academic and occupational skills training for at-risk youth.

“This federal funding will help the United Way of Long Island continue its great work by giving many young adults the opportunity to earn their GED, accrue real construction-related job experience and make a better life for themselves,” said Schumer. “I am pleased that the Department of Labor has recognized the importance of the United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild program and look forward to hearing about its many successes.”

“The YouthBuild program gives thousands of teens and young adults on Long Island the resources and tools they need to help reach their full potential,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will allow the United Way of Long Island invest the resources necessary to implement additional educational and skills training programs. By increasing accessibility to these services United Way will be able to help more young adults in the community.”