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Northeast Energy Corps, part of Northeast Parent and Child Society’s Career Development Services, has received a substantial grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The $148,199 award will support 30 AmeriCorps members who will learn the skills needed to conduct energy audits, retrofits and upgrades in low-income homes in the city of Schenectady. The benefit of the program, which has already been running for a year, is twofold, said Eugene White, communications specialist ...


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tonijean613
July 2, 2012
9:36 a.m.

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Why must these under priveldged teens be volunteers? Why isnt the grant money being used to pay participants at least a stipend or minimum wage?
Who is getting this money? This should be a paid training program. At risk youth 16 yrs -20yrs in yjr custody of Northeast Parent/Child need to learn what its like to earn a paycheck and be valued for work. Otherwise its not far from slave labor.

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