Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity (CMHFH) is partnering with St. Cloud Tech High School’s Career and Technical Education program for Tiger Build, a project to build a Habitat home to be sold to a local, low-income family. Tech high school juniors and seniors will build the upper half of a six bedroom home in the Tech High School parking lot located on the corner of Division (Hwy. 23) and 14th Ave. in St. Cloud. The project will also include St. Cloud Technical & Community College students studying the construction trades. CMHFH will provide the home design, permits, building materials and the lot to which the house will be moved.
“This is an exciting partnership for us as well as the students at Tech,” said Bruce Johnson, former Executive Director of CMHFH. “Not only will students be able to learn valuable skills, but a local family will be able to see their dream of homeownership come true. This is a win-win all around.”
This is the third year of the Tech HS House Building Course and the second year of the partnership with CMHFH. The goal is to make this an annual project with students gaining skills that they can use in construction, business management, graphic design and other careers.
An Opportunity for Engagement
This project is a terrific opportunity for individuals, groups and businesses to share their commitment to community engagement and education by visibly supporting a well-known school and charitable organization in St. Cloud. Sponsorships will be recognized in various ways for over 18 months:
- October 2017-May 2018: Sign on Division Street (30,000 viewers/day)
- June-December 2018: Sign at construction site
- In the program of up to 3 Tiger Build events: Kick Off (Sept.), Roll Out (June), Dedication (Nov.)
- Included in our annual newsletter (distributed to over 6,000)
- Acknowledged on our website and social media
Contact Marie Gertken at 320-249-3829 for information on how to get involved.
Tiger Build #2
The second Tiger Build home has been moved to its final location at 701 East St. Germain Street, St. Cloud in June 2017. The home will be sold to the Mireh-Mohamud family after it is completed. Tech High Juniors and Seniors built the six bedroom home in the Tech High parking lot. Over the summer, students from YouthBuild completed the work on the house.
Tiger Build #1