BREWER — The Housing Authority of the City of Brewer has partnered with Penquis Child Development to provide affordable child care for low-to moderate-income families residing in the greater Bangor/Brewer area that are participating in educational or job training activities and/or are currently employed.
This collaboration was made possible through a $2.4 million grant awarded to the Housing Authority to construct an education and job training community facility.
The Brewer Community Center will provide residents with workforce education, job skill training, and affordable child care on site.
The Housing Authority was one of five applicants out of 58 competitive grant applications from across the nation that was selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Brewer Community Center/Jean Lyford Child Care Center is scheduled to open soon, but before that happens, students from Brewer Community School will make their contribution to this community project.
The students are painting a mural of the four seasons on the walls of the child care center. This activity will provide the students with the opportunity to contribute to their community, and is a testimonial that Brewer is a “community of caring.”
It will occur 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Brewer Community Center, 10 Cutler Place.