Training Resources of America Incorporated
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
In 2011-12, Training Resources of America, Inc. (TRA) plans to continue the Quincy Youth Development and Weatherization Program which integrates an AmeriCorps Program with our YouthBuild (YB) Program model. During this second year of funding we will be addressing the service need areas of Housing Rehabilitation/Construction, GED/Dropouts and Youth Leadership/Development. Through the Quincy YouthBuild Development and Weatherization Program, 24 at-risk, out-of-school youth (ages 17-24) will serve as reduced half-time members and the Volunteer Community Service Member and the Program Support/ Alumni Service Member will serve as half-time members, providing 10.14 MSYs in a team-based approach. Additionally, the program will recruit, train, and recognize a minimum of 50 volunteers who will engage in community service along with the members. TRA will continue its partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services of the South Shore (NHS), a non-profit corporation that develops and operates affordable housing, with a specialization in supportive housing for homeless individuals and families. The new construction service site project will involve: demolition of a single story, wood framed bungalow style house located at 45 Winter Street, Quincy, MA, and the subsequent construction of a new apartment building with a gross area of 24,980 SF in 3 stories above the utility basement. It will contain 24 visitable and adaptive apartments (3 one bedroom, 18 two bedroom, and 3 three bedroom) two of which will be HP accessible, each containing a full kitchen, private bath, living/ dining room with balcony, and private bedrooms. Common laundries will be provided in the basement. An elevator will serve all floors. This project is LEED certifiable and will be built with sustainability/ energy efficiency in mind with a goal of attaining an Energy Star II rating. Upon completion, NHS will retain the property at 45 Winter Street which they will rent to 24 low-income families.