SASD Community Helping Hands Award
The Community Helping Hands Award recognizes a school district and their non-school community partner for their outstanding collaboration in implementing a successful program, project or activity that has generated significant local community involvement and positively impacted the education of children.
Harrisburg School & Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire
In collaboration with the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire; the Harrisburg School District secured a gift of $250,000 to help build the Homebuilders Academy. Learners will gain a sense of pride and community service as they construct affordable housing. The home constructed by the learners will then be relocated and finished within the community. Members of the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire along with Affordable Housing Solutions, have committed to donating building materials to be used for framing and roofing houses on site, and have committed to free transportation/moving of completed homes to building sites in the community. The Homebuilders Academy will provide instruction, equipment and tools; with a multi-phase program that begins with the construction and ends with on and off site training experiences in plumbing, electrical, HVAC and drywalling.