A newly renovated 4,000square-foot former chapel on the Turner Job Corps Center campus will serve as a gathering place on center and allow the center to host community events.
ARRA funds enabled a complete renovation of a nearly abandoned structure that had not been usable for students. The center, which was formerly an Army and Air Force base, has many outdated buildings, including the former chapel. Staff and students at the Turner Center are proud to see significant improvements happening on campus due to ARRA funding.
Fifteen workers from an Atlanta-based contractor replaced the interior and exterior framing and sheathing and redid the woodwork on all sides of the facility. The roof was replaced, as well as the stained glass window that encompasses the majority of one side of the building. Finally, a new coat of paint completed the renovation.
Turner Job Corps Center Maintenance Manager Michael Waters said the center is very excited about being able to use the beautiful building again and looks forward to using it for a host of activities.