Building a family's future

What do walls do inside a home?

They hold up the structure or ceiling. Walls separate fighting siblings. Walls keep out the noise so baby can sleep while mom and dad watch TV. Walls also provide shelter from the rain, sun and snow.

For a local family walls built by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College carpentry students are what will hold the memories they will make in their new home. 

The students spent a week this fall constructing walls for a new Habitat for Humanity home in Green Bay.  Once the framing was done, they loaded the walls onto a trailer, which headed to the building site on Badger Street in Green Bay. 

While they're learning to build their future, they're also learning to build a community. 

This project is part of service learning at NWTC where students can apply their skills to help the community. The College is nationally recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  

Service Learning Project photos