Transformation in Ten (T-Square) Initiative Building Futures Project

Transformation in Ten (T-Square) Initiative Building Futures Project

Building Futures is celebrating the success of its pilot program as three students graduated from the program on Friday, December 14, 2018. Through the coordination of services and resources by the Transformation in Ten (T2) Initiative, the program provided paid training and certification in the construction field to three residents of the 10.01 Census Tract.

This program provided a unique opportunity for residents to receive paid training and professional support to enter the high-demand construction industry. This program aims to help residents facing barriers to employment training and hands-on experience working in the home-repair industry while being paid to work and go to school.

Over the course of 14 weeks, these students received training at Durham Technical Community College and earned certifications in Carpentry 1, Lead Paint Remediation, and OSHA; a N.C. Department  of Labor apprenticeship credential; their own hand tools; and earned $12.50 per hour while they gained on-site experience repairing the homes of the low-income community members in Census Tract 10.01.

About the Transformation in Ten Initiative

The Transformation in Ten (T2)Initiative is a  data driven, community-led, collaborative effort to reduce poverty in Durham communities.  The Goal of the T 2 Initiative is to leverage resources to reduce poverty — neighborhood by neighborhood, year by year. The T2 Initiative is currently focused on Census Tract 10.01, Block Groups 2 and 3. This area is bordered by N Plum Street on the west end, Benjamine Street on the east end, Taylor Street on the north end, and E Peabody Street/S Hoover Road on the south end.

To get involved email tannu.gupta@durhamnc.gov or call 919 560 1647 ext. 34246.

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