YouthBuild Quad Cities: Students learn skills, fix up old house

Al Carter, left, construction manager, and Dwight Ford, executive director of Project NOW, look over a second-floor room that is being renovated in a Rock island house by YouthBuild Quad Cities students. CREDIT DAVE THOMPSON

Chastin Barker loves the work he’s doing in an old Rock Island home that needs a lot of work. The 17-year-old Rock Island resident loves putting up drywall, and also the mudding work. That is the process of joining pieces of the drywall into a single, solid wall and is helping make the old home […]

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