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NKCAC YouthBuild Program receives $10,000 Grant from Duke Energy Foundation

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission to power NKY communities  with $10,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation Grant to support YouthBuild Enhanced Operator Training Program   Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission received a $10,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation to create powerful communities in Northern Kentucky through our YouthBuild Program by adding an Enhanced Operator Training Program.   YouthBuild is the youth employment training program of NKCAC.  Funds received from the Duke Energy Foundation will be used to add a new component to the YouthBuild Program – an Enhanced Operator Training Program.  This will open additional career opportunities for program participants in fields that pay a wage high enough to help them achieve self-sufficiency and to thrive!   The Duke Energy Foundation’s Powerful Communities program makes strate gic investments to build powerful communities where our natural resources thrive, students can excel and a talented workforce drives economic prosperity for all.  The Foundation annually funds more than $30 million to communities throughout Duke Energy’s seven state service area.   Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission   NKCAC connects Northern Kentucky:  Urban to Rural, Young to Old, Education to Electricity.  For over 50 years, we have uncovered dynamic pathways for a brighter future, and enabled Northern Kentucky families to Thrive.  NKCAC operates in eight counties in Northern Kentucky – Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton.  The wide array of services we offer families includes early childhood education, job training, energy and other financial assistance, affordable housing, weatherization, child abuse prevention, health care enrollment, and financial empowerment.  Each year, more than 11,500 families and 25,000 individuals benefit from the services that NKCAC provides.   Duke Energy Foundation The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy’s customers live and work.  The foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts, and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars.  More information about the foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at duke-energy.com/foundation. Duke Engery (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 125 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S.  It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.