Delta Center in Cairo receives $700,000 grant - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Delta Center in Cairo receives $700,000 grant

CAIRO, IL (KFVS) -

The Delta Center, Inc. in Cairo will receive nearly a quarter of a million dollars to assist out-of-school youth obtain their diplomas or GEDs.

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $727,557 in funding to the Delta Center, Inc.

The Labor Department gave five grants totaling more than $5 million to YouthBuild organizations throughout Illinois.

YouthBuild assists out-of-school youth in obtaining their diplomas or GEDs while providing occupational training in the construction industry, according to U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. Participants in the program include individuals who have been in the juvenile justice system, youth aging out of foster care, high school dropouts and others. The curriculum provides the foundation for entry and success in post-secondary educational institutions and employment.

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