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Rep. Gallego Congratulates the City of Phoenix, Department of Community & Economic Development, for Receiving New $1.1 Million YouthBuild Grant from the Department of Labor

September 16, 2015
Press Release

Phoenix, AZ - Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement about the new grant from the Department of Labor’s YouthBuild program to the city of Phoenix, Department of Community and Economic Development:

“Since 1992, Youthbuild grants have helped over 130,000 at-risk youth across the country gain access to opportunity, housing and economic mobility.

“I want to congratulate the City of Phoenix for raising the 25% matching funds necessary to receive this grant. This $1.1 million dollar grant will go a long way in providing education and occupational training to Phoenix youth who dropped out of high school, who are coming out of the foster care system, and/or have been adjudicated. These young people are at a critical point in their lives, and the YouthBuild Program will help give them the resources they need in order to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities.”