February 5, 2023


A Home Grown Success

Leesburg-spot design academies making residences, careers

The area significant university construction academies in Leesburg, The Villages, Eustis, and South Lake had a banner university yr for college student participation, but more importantly, these younger men and women served create four homes for Behavior for Humanity of Lake-Sumter.

In April and Could, the students turned the keys over to manufacturer new property owners who, if not for these systems, and Habitat for Humanity, would have under no circumstances been in a position to have a residence. The building academies in these high educational facilities are a legitimate partnership involving the general public and non-public sectors, and numerous of these pupils can go away substantial university with a career in hand. 

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Six yrs ago, when the Leesburg Design Academy was reinstituted, there were being only about 35 learners, and the program was battling, to say the least. Thanks to the assistance of new Lake County College Superintendent, Diane Kornegay, and a dedication of the nearby construction field, the Leesburg Academy received a $880,000 grant which revitalized the system.

That cash was not squandered.

Equipment and materials were being ordered, and a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter was cast to give pupils real planet experiences in developing houses.