This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service’s intention to award financial assistance for the following project activities as a single source cooperative agreement.
This agreement is to initiate a high school preservation trades education with the Public Schools
of Calumet Laurium Keweenaw (CLK), a district located on Michigan’s remote Keweenaw Peninsula on Lake Superior.
The curriculum content is intended to arm students to seek employment in the trades and apply their learning in rehabilitation of the community’s historic structures and landscapes, which are located within the Calumet Unit of Keweenaw National Historical Park and the Calumet National Landmark District.
The area is significant for its late 19th century and early 20th century copper mining heritage and has been economically disadvantaged since the closure of the mines in the late 1960’s.
This agreement will initiate a preservation trade’s education program in the CLK Public Schools for the 2020/2021 school year.
It will place an AmericCorps worker to assist with student instruction, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) worker to build program curriculum and capacity, and a preservation specialist to conduct workshops.
A six (6) week summer rehabilitation project.