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YouthBuild Capital City - Who and What We Are

YouthBuild Capital City, targets late teens and young adults (16 -21 with an overlap up to 24 years) who are at an 8th grade or lower reading level and have yet to receive their high school diplomas.

 

The program itself has three distinct objectives in working with male and female participants:

  1. Develop an understanding and mastery of day-to-day life/job skills. This will serve these young adults well as they advance from the program to the work-place and/or continuing education. They will also realize benefits for their life in and service to their community as well as with their present and future family. This includes everything from Social Skills such as conflict resolution; to job search, application and interviewing; to fiscal responsibility and planning.
  2. Provide required educational assistance and direction towards the achievement of their G.E.D. which is an essential step in obtaining meaningful, rewarding and sustainable future. To that end we are working with the East Baton Rouge School System Adult Services who provide us with certified instructors and counseling services. We also provide additional tutoring and mentoring though our own YouthBuild counselors and job development manager working together with EBR Parish Adult Education instructors.
  3. Begin the process of moving the participants into a career in Construction utilizing the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) state and nationally recognized Core Curriculum. This is a basic Trainee Apprenticeship Preparation (TAP) that provides Safety, Construction Math, (as well as an Introduction to) Hand Tools, Power Tools, Rigging and Blueprint Reading, taught by NCCER and State certified instructors. There is a written and hands-on component to each module. Successful testing results in the participant receiving a certification that can be verified independently by employers around the nation and the world. In addition to class-room and lab work, participants will receive OSHA 10 training and certification for construction and then begin actual on-the-job training working as crews on EBRPHA refurbishing projects as well as construction for community projects. By working and learning together as a team the participants will further develop work place skills that will serve them well whatever occupation they go into.

The YouthBuild Capital City program is designed to work with 30-32 students a year targeting a completion total of 30. The participants will be assessed through the East Baton Rouge Public Schools (TABE) testing to determine their reading levels and divided into two groups of 15-16 each. The NCCER curriculum is written to an 8th grade level and will be integrated into the G.E.D. training as much as possible. This will be a real plus when it comes to the math, making it more relevant to on-the-job application. Education/training will take place 5 days a week approximately from 8:00am – 2:30 pm.

While in training, the students work with the YouthBuild Capital City "Job Developer/Counselor" on developing their personal career path/plans. Then as they move towards graduation, they will develop their own resume' and work with the counselor on job placement and/or post-secondary education. This work continues on after graduation, as the program will follow their progress and provide assistance where appropriate.

While construction may be lagging elsewhere, in our area there is a strong need for well trained, dedicated, entry level construction personnel which this program addresses. However, YouthBuild Capital City has also worked with Baton Rouge Community College to develop a matriculation process for those completers who wish to continue with post-secondary education. Whether they chose to move forward into a career in construction or pursue other occupational goals, this qualified training, together with an active, well directed job-awareness and job-placement program will enable the vast majority of our participants to move into a life and career path that was not accessible to them before.

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Zion Terrance Apartments: Where Children are Top Priority

Zion Terrace


5958 Cadillac Street, Zion Terrace (Click for Map)


Located at 5958 Cadillac Street, Zion Terrace was completed in July 1971, with renovations in 1987 and 1990.  It consists of 25 one-story fourplex buildings which provide 100 living units:  32 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom and 4 four-bedroom apartments that are constructed of brick veneer and brightly painted wood trim.  Residents also enjoy a community and laundry facility, spacious grounds and an adjacent BREC park and community center.

 

  • Family Atmosphere
  • 1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Units
  • Open Floor Plans, Porches, Ample Parking
  • Laundry Facilities; Some Washer Hook-ups
  • Refrigerator, Range/Oven
  • Large Bedroom and Storage Closets
  • Large Playground Areas
  • Well-lit Grounds and Landscaped Lawns
  • Off-duty Patrol
  • 24-hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Convenient to the City Bus Line
  • Several Blocks from Interstate 110
  • Fire Extinguisher and Smoke Alarms
  • Handicapped Accommodations Available
  • Minutes from the Petrochemical Corridor
  • Close by Vocational Technical and Job Training
  • Convenient to Schools, Child Care, Churches, Grocery Stores, and Southern University, Library, Clinics, Hospitals, Businesses, Head Start Center
  • Adjacent to BREC Park and Community Center

 

Roosevelt Terrace Apartments: City Amenities at Affordable Prices

 

Roosevelt Terrace


 1255 West Roosevelt Street, Roosevelt Terrace (click for map)


Located at 1255 W. Roosevelt Street, Roosevelt Terrace consists of 9 two-story frame and brick veneer townhouse buildings. There are 50 units: 20 one-bedroom, 20 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom apartments. An administration and maintenance building is onsite with laundry facilities.

The complex is situated on a two-acre site that is within walking distance of shopping, grocery stores, banks, Louisiana State University, schools and churches. It is also minutes from the central business district, a park, a community center, Louisiana Technical College, George Washington Carver Library and McKinley Head Start Center.

Units have refrigerators, range/ovens, washer connections, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, closets and storage pantries. Maintenance personnel are available 24 hours for emergencies. The city’s bus system passes two blocks from the complex and provides access to clinics, hospitals and businesses. Interstate 10 is about a mile away.  

 

Clarksdale

 
Clarksdale

 
Located on the Southern University Campus
The Clarksdale Apartments are located on the Southern University campus, at 801 Swan Street.  Although it was completed in July 1943, the brick veneer complex has been completely modernized.  It is comprised of 22 one-story buildings, featuring 47 living units (12 one-bedroom, 27 two-bedroom, 28 three-bedroom and 5 four-bedroom apartments), including three handicapped accessible units, laundry facility and community center.

Situated on seven acres, the apartments resemble an upscale residential community.  Grounds are well-landscaped, adequately lit, and feature a fenced play area for young residents.  All units have porches and are furnished with an oven/range, refrigerator, and spacious closets.

The complex is convenient to schools, churches, banks, grocery stores, child care facilities, medical clinics, and hospitals.  Via public transportation, residents also have access to major retail centers, and community outreach vocational-technology and job training programs.
  • 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Units
  • Handicapped Accommodations Available
  • On the Campus of Southern University
  • Family Atmosphere
  • Front and Back Porches
  • Refrigerator, Range/Oven
  • Fenced Playground
  • Well-lit Grounds
  • Landscaped Lawns
  • Large Storage Rooms
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Off-duty Patrol
  • Ample Parking
  • 24-hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Two Blocks from City Bus Line
  • Near shopping, schools, child care, Head Start centers, churches, clinics, hospitals, job training
  • Convenient to Petrochemical-Industrial Corridor

 
 

Wood Plaza

 

 

Wood Plaza


Within Walking Distance of Southern University
The Wood Plaza Apartments are located at 9990 Avenue J, within walking distance of Southern University.  Although the complex was completed in July 1971, in 1995 it received a major facelift and renovation.  It is comprised of 15 one-story and two-story frame and brick veneer townhouse buildings, which provide 50 living units (20 one-bedroom, 18 two-bedroom and 12 three bed-room apartments).  There’s also a laundry and community center.

Situated on three acres, the apartments resemble a well-maintained, privately owned residential community.  Porches cover front and rear entrances, grounds are well-landscaped, adequately lit, and feature a fenced play area for young residents.  All apartments are furnished with an oven/range, refrigerator, pantry and bedroom and storage closets.

The complex is convenient to schools, churches, banks, grocery stores, the petrochemical-industrial corridor, day care facilities, medical clinics and hospitals.  Via public transportation, residents also have access to major retail centers, and community outreach and job training programs.

 

  • 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Units
  • Family Atmosphere
  • Front and Back Porches
  • Wrought Iron Fencing
  • Well-lit Grounds
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Off-duty Patrol
  • Ample Parking
  • Landscaped Lawns
  • Large Storage Room
  • 24-hour Emergency Maintenance
  • On-site Computer Learning Center
  • Handicapped Accommodations Available
  • Two Blocks from City Bus Line
  • Within Walking Distance of Southern University
  • Convenient to Petrochemical-Industrial Corridor
  • On-site Adult and Youth Education Programs
  • Convenient to Schools, Child Care, Churches, Hospitals, Clinics, Grocery Stores, Shopping

 

Capitol Square

 

 

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700 North 17th Street, Capitol Square Apartment (Click for Map)

In the Heart of the City
Located at 700 North 17th Street, Capitol Square Apartment complex was completed in January 1976.  It consist of 26-one story duplex buildings which provide 50 living units:  12 one-bedroom, 18 two-bedroom and 18-three bedroom and 2 four-bedroom apartments that are constructed of brick veneer and brightly painted wood trim.  Several unites are handicap accessible.  Residents also enjoy a large community and laundry facility and spacious grounds.

Designed with children in mind
The large, open floor plans and spacious playground area indicate that this complex was designed with children in mind.  All apartments feature refrigerator, range/ovens, washer/dryer connections, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, large closets and big storage pantries for toys and individual incidentals.  Maintenance personnel are available 24 hours a day for emergencies.  Community Police and night patrols assure residents of a safe living environment at all times.

Just minutes away are retail centers, grocery stores, parks, banks, libraries, and museums.

The city bus line passes within one block of the complex, providing access to clinics, Head Stars centers, hospitals, businesses and city amenities.

Capitol Square is one of 13 family developments owned and maintained by the Authority.  The complex is situated on a 5-acre site that is minutes away from the central business district and the petrochemical-industrial corridor.  The city bus system passes directly in front of the complex.  Interstate 10 is several blocks away.

 

  • 1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Units
  • Family Atmosphere
  • Front and Back Porches
  • Refrigerator, Range/Oven
  • Wrought Iron Fencing
  • Well-lit Grounds
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Off-duty Patrol
  • Ample Parking
  • Landscaped Lawns
  • Large Storage Room
  • 24-hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Onsite Computer Learning Center
  • Handicapped Accommodations Available
  • Two Blocks from City Bus Line
  • Within Walking Distance of Southern University
  • Convenient to Petrochemical-Industrial Corridor
  • Convenient to Schools, Child Care, Churches, Hospitals, Clinics, Grocery Stores, Shopping

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