January 9, 2011
In a Recession, Urban League Furthers Its Mission of Economic Equity
When Lonnie Brent heard about a four-month program that could train and certify him to fix heating and air-conditioning systems, he couldn’t wait to apply.
Homeless for the previous two years, the 57-year-old Charlotte, N.C., man was accepted.
One cold, drizzly morning recently, he returned from a repair call with his instructor and classmates feeling upbeat.
“It’s a good field,” he said. “No matter where you go, somebody needs heating or