Project CRAFT Graduates First Class in Dallas
More than 200 guests attended ceremonies earlier this month at the Dallas County Youth Village (DCYV) for the 15 students in Project CRAFT's first graduation class.
A program of the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of NAHB, Project CRAFT (Community Restitution Apprenticeship-Focused Training) provides adjudicated youth with construction trades training and job placement. The program currently operates in Florida, New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas.
Bob Morris, executive officer of the HBA of Greater Dallas, which is a community partner in the program, welcomed the new graduates to the residential construction industry.
“Project CRAFT has given me hope,” said one graduate speaking at the event. “This program has given me a chance and desire to work hard.”