Impact for the Community
"It is wonderful to see a new generation of creative, caring young people building houses for families in need."
--Kathy Groat, AHA Vice-Chairperson
"For so many of the students, they know someone who might be disabled, or they themselves don't come from a very high economic income environment and so they relate to the project and they feel that compassion--that they're building it with a purpose."
--Debra Dillenberg, AHA Executive Director
Neighborhood Housing Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build stronger communities. The School Build Program helps students gain work experience and families in need find affordable homes.
Impact for the Students
"I've had students go into plumbing or the framing industry after high school because of the experience they had in this course. It's a great learning opportunity."
--Gary Vanness, AASD Construction Course Instructor
"I like the construction and working with my hands, the manual labor. You take things out of these experiences and you learn. You can do the work and know that you can be proud of what you've done."
--Mason Goodwin, Appleton West senior '10, who will be attending Fox Valley Technical College for Construction Management
The School Build Program, brought to the community through Neighborhood Housing Inc., is a collaborative partnership between the Appleton Housing Authority (AHA) and the Appleton Area School District (AASD).
This program provides construction technology students from Appleton area high schools with hands-on experience building affordable, universal houses for families in need in our community.
Together, we can build a better future. See how you can help us continue this program here.
The School Build Program is a partnership between the Appleton Housing Authority and the Appleton Area School District.
Brought to you by Neighborhood Housing Inc.,
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
single family home completed May 28, 2013!