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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany non-profit is getting some spring cleaning thanks to some Job Corps students. Students in the facilities maintenance program at Turner began prepping the Open Arms office for a fresh coat of paint.

It's not only free labor to the non-profit, who can use all the in-kind contributions it can get, it also gives the students course credit and allows them to showcase their skills.

Student Jessica Woodard said, "It makes me feel good to give back to the community because I took up a trade at school of something I was good at and since I'm good at it why not help somebody else."

Janet Mitchell said, "It's work based learning for them. They get credit hours for it and they also get training achievement signed off, that's how you complete the job corps program." Painting the building is expected to take the students several weeks to complete.

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