Hands of Hope is a auto restoration program that helps at-risk youth learn valuable skills needed to succeed in society. Alpha Foundation has partnered with B&B Auto Restoration to offer our youth an opportunity to learn the auto restoration profession, and we need cars. Alpha Foundation is a 501 3(c) not-for-profit, and all donations are tax deductible.
Students learn to apply specialized restoration skills in the repair and maintenance of vintage vehicles. The curriculum emphasizes research, structural, mechanical, electrical, and refinishing skills, and the fine attention to detail expected by collectors, museums, and contest judges. Project work involves extensive restoration on select 1900-1972 automobiles with additional projects on a variety of antique and classic chassis and components, intended to develop an appreciation and transferability of skills necessary for the various facets of the restoration industry. Quality craftsmanship, professionalism and a strong work ethic are expected by the industry and reinforced in all restoration courses.
Restoration and Collision Career
This program provides training and hands-on experience in high-demand skills that lead to promising careers with high wages. Students who have successfully completed this program are working as non-structural, structural, refinish and estimating technicians.
Most who learn these skills will go off and become employed by someone in need of those skills. Alpha Foundation encourages our students to look in starting their own businesses. We believe that the small businesses in America are growing, and if one has the necessary skills, and the determination to succeed in business to venture out on faith, and believe that they will succeed. "Nothing ventured, nothing gain"
A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the University of Pennsylvania. The randomized controlled trial is published in the journal Science.