Wayne Twp. students will build affordable new homes in city partnership

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The city of Indianapolis is helping students further their education while giving neighborhoods new life.

The city is giving Wayne Township Schools nearly $400,000 for adult education programs that will train people for high-demand, good paying jobs.

Some of the money will also be used for the students to get hands-on experience by building new homes on vacant lots on the west side.

"These students are helping Drexel Gardens transform themselves," said Mayor Joe Hogsett. "The houses built by Area 31 students remake empty lots into affordable, attractive homes for the family."

Some of the training they're offering includes things like heating, air conditioning and welding, along with medical and dental assisting.