Two Alternative Education Programs Partner with Habitat for Humanity

Natural Bridges High School and Ponderosa High School, which both have Green Careers Training Programs, have begun a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to perform community service helping build homes for low-income families. Students from the ROP Construction Technology courses at both schools joined forces to work at the Blake Lane site in September and will continue to work on these homes through next spring.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to build affordable, decent homes and provide home ownership opportunities to qualified families who live and work in Santa Cruz County. Community service is a requirement for Natural Bridges and Ponderosa students, who are gaining valuable work site training while applying the skills they have learned in their Construction Technology courses to real life situations and projects.

Students on construction site

Students study diagrams at construction site.

Students wash paint rollers

Student at construction site.

Students handling drywall boards

Students cutting wood