Executive - Press Release

Posted on: July 22, 2014

County Executive, Councilman Street Applaud Construction Work of Youths in Challenge Program

Challenge Program-1.jpg

On Wednesday afternoon County Executive Tom Gordon and County Councilman Jea Street attended the Challenge Program’s ribbon cutting that culminated New Castle County’s partnership with this nonprofit to build a modular home in West Minquadale.

The property was purchased by the New Castle County Department of Community Services through federal funding provided for the County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Community Services General Manager Sophia Hanson said. The Challenge Program then used HOME Program federal funds to construct a modular home at this property, with the goal of selling the finished product to a first-time homebuyer.

The Challenge Program provides vocational training in construction for Delaware’s at-risk youth, provides them with assistance in earning a high school diploma or GED, and also assists youths with job placement.

“This is a great partnership with a worthy program that helps young people find their way,” County Executive Gordon said. “We have some bright, young people who just need a second chance. Construction is an excellent venue for them because it’s one of the main things that cannot be imported out of this country.”

The County Executive visited the Challenge Program’s construction crew at 6 Frazier Avenue, W. Minquadale, New Castle Del, on a chilly day back in February. He was impressed with the finished product unveiled Wednesday.

Councilman Street was also impressed and called the young people who worked on this home the true stars. In a time of economic hardship for many, Councilman Street said he was glad to be able to call these youths carpenters, and he thanked Challenge Program Board of Directors Chairman Charlie Copeland and Executive Director Andrew McKnight for the guidance this program provided these youths.


Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Executive - Press Release

Isaiah Thompson.jpg

Plummer Center Escapee Captured

Posted on: June 10, 2015

NCCPD Officers Help Choking Child

Posted on: May 10, 2015

Statement on Ordinance 15-015

Posted on: April 14, 2015

New Castle County Dog Licenses Due March 2

Posted on: February 25, 2015

Board of Adjustment Meeting Canceled

Posted on: January 22, 2015

Square Dance At Carousel Park Canceled

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Square Dance At Carousel Park Canceled

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Crime Alert: Phone Scam

Posted on: June 10, 2014

County’s New Website Now Live

Posted on: March 18, 2014

New Castle County Dog Licenses Due March 1

Posted on: February 24, 2014

New Castle County open on time

Posted on: February 14, 2014

New Castle County under State of Emergency

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Christmas Tree Lighting at Glasgow Park

Posted on: December 4, 2013