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Northshore September 2015

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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84 | SEPTEMBER 2015 in-depth LIVE Jeremy Matos; Right, Eva Blake is senior director of Green Initiatives for YouthBuild USA. particularly viable field for hands- on learners, whether the goal is a good job or a degree in building sci- ence or a related field. To get there, each YouthBuild student navigates a curriculum evenly divided be- tween time spent in the classroom and on the job site. Throughout the program, students receive coun- seling and case management for debt, childcare, legal issues, and other obstacles. "When a young person gets a chance to work on a property that's been run down, beat down, and abused, through the process of repairing and rebuilding it and making it a high-quality en- vironment for a low-income family, that mirrors the work they're doing in their personal life," says Chris Cato, YouthBuild USA's Green Initia- tives project manager. YouthBuild Lawrence is funded through the Department of Labor and is among the alternative youth programs under the auspices of

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