Media Event: Building 26 Historic Porch Restoration Brings HOPE to Fort Hancock

Phil Young and Louie Rodriguez work together to rebuild the historic porch on Fort Hancock's Building 26 as part of the crew from New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg.
Phil Young and Louie Rodriguez work together to rebuild the historic porch on Fort Hancock's Building 26 as part of the crew from New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg.

Mike Muckle, New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg

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News Release Date: August 11, 2015

Contact: John Harlan Warren, External Affairs Officer, 917-829-0425

WHEN:           Wednesday, August 12, 2015, beginning at 9 A.M.

WHAT:            Come meet the young adults who are rebuilding the historic porch on Building 26, Sandy Hook’s Headquarters (built in 1899), and learn how Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) and New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg are preserving America’s parks while building a brighter future for young people in need of a second chance. Learn more about HOPE at http://www.preservationnation.org/hopecrew/.

WHO:              Young adults working with New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg. The crew learns skills they can parlay into a career, while the National Park Service offers enrichment activities to engage a new generation of park visitors and advocates.

WHERE:         The front of Building 26, located at 26 Hudson Road in Fort Hancock Historic Post in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. For directions and information, visit https://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/sandyhookdrivingdirections.htm.

About Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark

Fort Hancock, a former U.S. Army base located on the Sandy Hook peninsula, protected lower New York Harbor from invasion by sea. Established in 1898 and decommissioned in 1974, the fort and dozens of historic buildings were included within Gateway National Recreation Area. Today, the Landmark District covers the entire peninsula, including all of Gateway’s Sandy Hook Unit, which offers recreational, natural and historic opportunities. Find out more at https://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/thingstodosandyhook.htm.

 

About New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg

The New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg is Warren County's only full-time service and conservation corps.  Founded in May of 1998, they provide municipal support to the Town of Phillipsburg while providing hundreds of youth the opportunity to earn their High School Equivalency (HSE) while providing a valuable service to their community. Funded through the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the Youth Corps is a 'second-chance' program for young adults aged 16-25 that did not complete high school. Through a balance of academics and Service Learning, they provide the foundation upon which to build a brighter future. Find out more at https://www.njycphillipsburg.com/.  

Last updated: August 11, 2015

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