Project CRAFT Helping the Local Community in Dallas
After settling into its new home in Dallas last September, the Home Builders Institute's (HBI) Project CRAFT (Community Restitution Apprenticeship-Focused Training) has already begun making a difference in the local community.
Project CRAFT, which offers construction trades training and job placement assistance to adjudicated youth, also has programs in Florida, New Jersey and Tennessee.
The project’s first major undertaking in Dallas was the construction of a 4,500-square-foot addition to the A.M.E. Church in South Dallas. Helping the church’s pastor find a non-profit construction partner, local builder Patrick Shannon of The Shannon Group LLC was referred to Project CRAFT by Habitat for Humanity.
Shannon was more than satisfied with the students and their work. “These are good kids and they are hard workers,” he said.