The John R Grubb YMCA is able to provide a great GED program in partnership with DMACC. The program is helping a lot of people attain something they haven’t been able to, due to whatever reasons holding them back.
Up til recently they have been meeting in a classroom on the third floor of the YMCA that was perfect if a bit spartan. So Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity jumped in and provided a bit of a makeover.
Utilizing volunteers from the Lincoln High School National Honor Society, Faith in Action, and coordinating with staff, they were able to transform the room into something a bit more homey. And with new white boards and tack strips across the room, it should make the learning experience all that much better.
The remodel was a part of Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. Through providing opportunities for affordable homeownership, Rock the Block, the ReStore, and other programming Habitat is doing its best to build up communities, partnering with organizations like the Grubb YMCA and residents along the way.
The crews were lead on a few separate work days by Larry Jablonski, Construction Manager with Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. For their part, the Lincoln High NHS volunteered several Wednesday afternoons, which could have otherwise been lazy afternoons with their weekly early-outs. Faith in Action came in to finish off the project.
It looks really great and the staff seem pretty excited about the finished project. Good luck to the GED program in their much cozier looking room and keep up the amazing work you are accomplishing.