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Worcester YouthBuild Featured Article in the Telegram & Gazette

WORCESTER — The three-story building at 4 King St. has been vacant since two fires in 2009 cleared out the community groups it used to hold. Now it is being rebuilt to its full potential by a handful of young men who hope to reach theirs.

TRA Worcester Featured in Worcester Mag, Local and Vocal

In fall 2010, Esteban Loustaunau, professor and director of Latin American studies at Assumption, and the students of his Contemporary Spanish-American Drama class struck upon an idea for a class project. The class presented disposable cameras to a group of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students at Training Resources of America, Inc.



Worcester Trivia:

  • Worcester is the home of TRA's first training site and corporate headquarters.
  • Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth," thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city.
  • The first national Women's Rights Convention was hosted in Worcester in 1850.
  • The first radio station to play a Beatles song in the United States was WORC in Worcester.
  • The birth control pill was invented at Clark University in Worcester.


YouthBuild is designed to provide low-income, out-of-school youth, aged 16-24 with an opportunity to transform their lives and become contributing partners in the community. Participants receive on-the-job, hands-on, construction skills training utilizing an actual housing rehabilitation project or new construction site in the community that helps to create quality low-income housing. Additionally, participants receive Home Building Institute (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Training (PACT) and OSHA certification training.

Worcester Youthbuild Students Graduate on June 15, 2006

Worcester, MA - The Worcester YouthBuild Program graduated fourteen students on Wednesday evening, June 15, 2006. Graduation ceremonies took place at the Worcester Hotel & Conference Center, Garden Courtyard, 500 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA. The commencement address was given by YouthBuild graduating students, Angel Albino and Melony Otero.

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