Starting in January, York Electrical Institute, First and Second Year Apprentices participated in a community service project to benefit H.O.P.E. (Help for Oncology Problems & Emotional Support) for cancer families, a nonprofit that dedicates it’s time to helping cancer patients through their treatments. This project was a remodel/retrofitting of a pole building into an office space for administrative needs for H.O.P.E. The property’s sole purpose is a cancer retreat, where H.O.P.E. can host multiple cancer patients and their families for a much needed retreat. The York Electrical Institute apprentices got involved with this project after one of their own, Faith Kling, second year apprentice was diagnosed with a rare disease that causes leukemia. As Faith fights her way back to active participation in the program, her classmates and teachers wanted to honor her by donating their time, effort, and skill to honor Faith. The project has offered a excellent learning experience along with an opportunity to give back to the local community and honor their own.