The Isaiah 61 Project, under the leadership and vision of new Executive Director Kevin Wing, is forging forward with its continued renovation of the 540 16th Street where students just finished the drywall on the second floor of the home. Upon completion of the home, the home will be put the home on the market and sold to a new homeowner. Sale proceeds will be re injected into the program to continue renovating homes sold or donated by Niagara Falls Community Development to the organization. The on-site hands on learning is a part of the FREE 500 hour Construction Trades Training taught by certified New York State trainers. Students have the opportunity to learn a variety of different trade skill sets including framing, dry walling, plumbing, electrical, and masonry among other specialties such as painting and flooring. Students are taught both in a classroom setting and out in the field on project houses providing an intensive and fruitful experience for the participants.
Just in the last few months students from the program have engaged in two tenant build-out projects involving extensive painting instruction and laminate floor installation at the Community Missions of Niagara Falls. Executive Director Kevin Wing and the organization recently made the temporary move to the Niagara Business Center from its Destination Life Church location where they partnered with Element Development Group to provide a designated classroom, a “bull-pen” area for power tool and student project training, an office and break room, and storage for donated materials.
With students just wrapping up final exams this week, Isaiah 61 will be having an Open Orientation on April 27th, 2016 from 9:00am until 1:00pm at their facility located in Suite 3C on the third floor of the Niagara Business Center. The Spring 2016 class set to kick-off next month will be continuing the efforts on the 16th Street home by reconstructing the front porch and completing the installation of new siding on the home. The program has graduated nearly 100 students and has placed approximately 50 percent of the students in employment opportunities. The program is open to all ages and experience levels. Interested individuals should contact