By Terri Steele
July 17, 2017 (San Diego) -- There’s a ray of hope on the horizon for 16 to 24-year-olds looking for jobs, an education and a better future. It springs from a $1.3 million U.S. Department of Labor grant recently awarded to the not-for-profit Heartland Coalition.
The hope is with a program called YouthBuild. And it’s working with East County community partners like Rock Church, Foothills, the County of San Diego and City of El Cajon to help them identify disaffected youth who are eager to get back to work and need an education.