Building Better Neighborhoods in Marquette
Building Better Neighborhoods by Partnering with Local Schools
The Marquette County Land Bank is partnering with Ishpeming High School’s Industrial Arts Program to renovate a formerly abandoned home across the street from the school. The land bank donated the property to the school last year, and starting this semester, students in the advanced construction classes will begin renovating the home as part of their curriculum. Ishpeming High School was the first school in Michigan to pilot a geometry construction program for its students. The renovation is expected to take two years, and local businesses have stepped up to help. The Marquette County Land Bank is hopeful that the school will be able to sell the home to a family and use the proceeds to rehabilitate another property in the neighborhood, helping the students to build a better neighborhood one property at a time. Click here for more details.