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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $1,072,500 for Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority’s YouthBuild Program

September 23, 2016
Press Release

Warren, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan is announcing a $1,072,500 grant to the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority for its YouthBuild Program, which will help young men and women in Trumbull County equip themselves to be successful in the workforce and engaged in their communities. YouthBuild provides job training and work opportunities for at-risk youth, ages 16-24.

“I am proud to announce this award to the Trumbull YMHA and I commend Don Emerson and his staff, especially April Platt, on their hard work in securing this grant,” said Congressman Ryan. “Every young person in our community should have the same chance at success, regardless of where they start in life. This funding will help these young people receive the education and training they need to find good paying jobs."

"TMHA is honored, privileged, and humbled to receive this award from the US Department of Labor in order to continue the tremendous work that YouthBuild Trumbull County does every day", said TMHA Executive Director Donald W. Emerson, Jr.  "The local support for this program has been overwhelming and certainly played a tremendous role in its success throughout its 20 plus years in existence." 

“All young people are gifted and talented, and it is everyone’s responsibility to help draw out those gifts and talents,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez. “YouthBuild provides young people with an important opportunity to gain the education and skills they need for good-paying jobs, while also helping them become more engaged members of their communities. That can mean everything to a young person who didn’t get the easiest start in life.”

YouthBuild’s mission aligns closely with the goals of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which seeks to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color, and ensure that all young people can realize their full potential.