Build Your Own Making an Impact in 2019
The Chicago Teachers Union Foundation Build Your Own career and technical education programming is impacting Chicago’s students, families, and their communities in multi-faceted ways due to the generous support from Team Build Your Own – Chad Correll and Nancy Fudacz – who ran 155 Miles in 7 Days for 1 Great Cause in the 2019 4Desert Series Race in Namibia.
Team Build Your Own funding directly supported three projects: Skilled Trades and Manufacturing Scholarship, City Incite YouthBuild program, and CPS CTE Student Apprentices at Prosser and Juarez High Schools.
Skilled Trades and Manufacturing Scholarship 2019
DaQuan Madyun received a $1,000 scholarship by successfully completing St. Pauls Pre-Apprenticeship program. This one-time scholarship of $1000 is eligible to graduating seniors or former CPS high school graduates (within last 3 years) enrolled in an apprenticeship or community college CTE program.
DaQuan passed the carpenters, electricians and sheet metal pre-apprenticeship exams. He is now deciding on which construction trades to pursue though he has his eyes set on becoming a bricklayer. Build Your Own is proud to support DaQuan as he begins a lifelong and fulling career in the trades!
City Incite’s YouthBuild
A career-training program that helps prepare young people for careers. Build Your Own is providing all the construction tools for 31 students who are building houses for sale to low-income families in Chicago. Students who drop out of CPS Alternative High Schools have little else to turn to for access into trade apprenticeships. YouthBuild develops invaluable construction skills for students such as: how to use hand tools and power tools, how to work at a site safely including proper gear and clothing, applied mathematics at the construction site, how to read documents and drawings, and proper handling of hazardous and non-hazardous materials. A lot of the hands-on experience comes from the opportunity to work on real job sites rehabbing properties in Chicago communities. Currently, most of our rehabbing is done in Englewood and the Roseland Community. So as they are learning construction, the students are also creating affordable, quality housing for local residents.
Build Your Own CTE Student Apprentice
The Build Your Own CTE Student Apprentice supports career and technical education programming at their Chicago Public High School. At Juarez and Prosser High School, the CTE Student Apprentice is supporting the CTE coordinator in many capacities such as community events, communication, and marketing for CTE Academies and programs. Stay tuned for more updates on their accomplishments in 2020!