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Student Built House Groundbreaking
June 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A ceremonial groundbreaking will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the site of a future home of Reach for Your Potential clients.
The home is being built at 1881 Dickenson Lane in Iowa City by local students.
The groundbreaking is the beginning of a new project put on by our Vocational Training Council. The council organizes workforce development projects in the greater Iowa City area. Students participating in the program learn an important skill set, earn college credit, and help give back to the community.
We are excited to have Governor Kim Reynolds at the groundbreaking and would love to show off this remarkable vocational training program to you as well.
The project includes 13 students of all different ages building a home for a local non-profit organization called Reach for Your Potential. RFYP supplies housing for adults with disabilities. This project also partners with Kirkwood Community College, allowing each student working on the house to receive two hours of construction credits. Members of the Homebuilders Assn. pay for the college credits, and students will also complete their 10 hours of OSHA certification.
We are inviting the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, members of the Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association, members of the Vocational Training Council, all of the students and their parents working on the project, and local legislators.
Details can be found below:
Student Built House Project Groundbreaking
1881 Dickenson Lane
Iowa City, IA
**Turn East on Dickenson Lane and go to the end of the road**
Thursday, June 28
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.