Sitka house-building program accepting applications for 2009

Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2009

SITKA - Young Alaskans Building Affordable Housing program in Sitka is accepting applications for the 2009 season as well as looking for YABAH Americorps members to build a house in Sitka from March until December.

This nine-month program provides an opportunity for Alaskans age 16 to 24 who have left high school to gain work experience, acquire skills in the construction industry, develop leadership and continue education toward a GED. Participants earn a monthly living allowance, and upon successful completion of the program, they earn a $1,800 AmeriCorps education award. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are available at any Alaska Job Center or at For more information, contact Cheryl Jacobs at 800-789-6172 or 907-966-1356.

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