New Bedford’s PACE Youthbuild receives $1M federal grant

“Local non-profit People Acting In Community Endeavors (PACE) Inc. has received a million dollar federal grant that will allow it to continue to help educate at-risk high school dropouts.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced 72 YouthBuild grants totaling $75.7 million to expand second chances for at-risk youth in 31 states and the District of Columbia. The private New Bedford nonprofit is the only SouthCoast recipient and garnered $1,003,047, according to a news release.

“I am absolutely ecstatic because that will keep this program going for several more years where we were worried if we would have the funding to continue it,” said Nancy A. Feeney, vice president of PACE Inc.’s board of directors.”

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Josh Amaral

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